A native of Montreal, Tom has been a well-known figure in the Winnipeg scene for many years. Besides being an award-winning journalist, Tom is also as an accomplished musician. He has been the drummer for many local bands and luckily the Jump Start Dance Band was fortunate to be in his sight lines.
Whether he is reading charts, improvising, or working with click tracks, Tom is at home with any musical genre including rock, jazz, latin, funk, heavy metal, punk, blues, reggae, country, and progressive rock.
Tom has always been interested in playing live gigs, doing studio work, jamming with musicians, learning cover songs, or creating original music. He appreciates and understands the complexities of relating to what the other band members are doing, so locking into their vibe is high on his list of priorities.
A drummer who is “in the pocket” at all times is a joy to watch. Tom belongs to that elite group. If you want to experience the performance of an inspired and connected drummer, make a point of seeing him live. It’s well worth the trip.