Tom is a musician/songwriter presently on piano/keyboards/chromatic harmonica and vocals. He is a native of Canada, born in Kitchener, Ontario. He has a Masters engineering degree and is self-taught on all things music. Having lived for over 20 years in the US, he now resides in Arizona.
I started out playing mostly folk and blues harmonica, with piano joining in on whatever I could figure out, and of course singing everyone else's lyrics eventually drove me to write my own. Then the chromatic harmonica just blew everything wide open for me - there's a whole big world of music out there waiting for exploration! Being research oriented in training, I think in hindsight it was only natural that I would eventually expand into jazz and uninhibited musical journeys.
Four earlier albums, recorded in Canada 1994-1996, are available on Tom's website. The last of those, Songs and Sounds, (double album), basically started the trend of mostly solo piano with chromatic compositions.
My compositions recently are still primarily instrumentals, but on each album I like to add some song lyrics if the piece feels right for it, my inner singing voice urging me on with that 1000 yard stare, just do it! Both chromatic harmonica and piano have developed side by side for me thru the years, if anything my freed up approach on piano has been mostly influenced by my chromatic playing spirit.