Hi friends! I'm an independent drummer, and I've been playing (and learning) for a good 40 years now. In my career, I've been fortunate enough to have toured and recorded with popular artists like Monica, TLC, Stevie Nicks, JOI, N'Dea Davenport, Terence Trent D'Arby, Diana DeGarmo, and I even lucked into drumming on a couple of motion picture soundtracks, as well as doing one-off shows with Michael McDonald, Michael Bolton, and Kelly Price.
But before all that, I cut my teeth in my original band, SKINDEEP, in which I not only drummed, but I also sang background vocals as well! (Kind of like working with a ""fifth limb"", haha!) Soon after, Atlanta-based super-producer Dallas Austin took notice of our band, and he then began hiring me for all the bigger artists I mentioned above. It was a real blessing.
Throughout it all, I've recorded and played with some really amazing local artists (and dear friends) from my hometown like bassist Adam Nitti, composer Alan Barnes, pianist Randy Hoexter, and singer/songwriter Doria Roberts, and somehow managed to teach at the Atlanta Institute of Music for 21 years!
Beyond music, what really makes me tick is my family “ I have a wife and three sons “ and I'm super-devoted to physical fitness. I've turned it into a lifestyle that I am confident I can sustain for the rest of my life.
I wish you the very best in all your endeavors! - Tom