Berklee School of Music (Boston) trained in jazz composition. Recording studio engineer and record production trained in Toronto/Vancouver Canada.
Tom has played most brass instruments in high school bands and also played in various rock/blues bands over the years.
With todays' technology Tom continues to develope his own music through his recording studio located outside Vancouver, Canada.
I adore the playing of Eric Clapton - probably just like every other guitarist in the world. :)
Some other influences have been B.B. King, Buddy Guy, Albert King, Muddy Waters, Alvin Lee, John Mayall, Carlos Santana.
The musical genius of Brain Wilson - you really must listen to Pet Sounds.
The bass guitar of anybody from the Motown era and also Paul McCartney's riffs.
I also love the lyrics and talent of The Eagles, especially Don Henley. The production power of Barry Manilow.
Eric Clapton, Buddy Guy, Muddy Waters, Carlos Santana, Elvin Bishop, Alvin Lee, Diane Warren, Stevie Wonder, everyone from the Motown Era.
I really loved music when music had melody and harmony.