BORN IN: Escanaba
LIVES IN: Henrico, VA
DRUMMING SINCE: 1989
BIGGEST INFLUENCES: Joes Pasillas II, Tre Cool, Dave Grohl, Neil Peart, Mike Portnoy, Chris Tsagakis, Chad Sexton, Maynard Ferguson
FAVOURITE ALBUM YOU PLAYED ON: Motive by Big Atlantic
FAVOURITE ALBUM YOU DIDN’T PLAY ON: Too Many to count! …And the Battle Begun, Morning View, Make Yourself, Dookie, Nevermind, Rush’s Greatest Hits, The Dear Hunter Act II
CAREER HIGHLIGHT: Co-Headlining Tour: Lacey Sturm and Shinedown (Sold Out) + playing crowds with over 20,000 people is incredible always.
FAVOURITE SABIAN CYMBAL: HHX Legacy Heavy Ride
Born and raised in the woods of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, Tom was introduced to drumming at the very early age of 3. He was self taught playing along to Nirvana, KoRn, Green Day, Incubus, 311, Rush, and Dream Theater. He also played in Jazz, Concert, and Marching Bands as well as many local cover/original bands through High School.
Attending St. Thomas Aquinas College for Music Performance, he continued to find himself passionate about writing, recording and performing on the drums. In 2009 he joined up with Pop Punk band Time and Distance, co-writing & recording the album “Gravity” – Produced by Rob Freeman. In 2010 he helped start a grassroots project with Benjamin Hull and Lee Caruso Jr. named Big Atlantic where he co-wrote and recorded their debut album “Motive”. As a session artist, Tom has performed with many artists including Lacey Sturm, NF, Brightwork, and Dae-Lee to name a few. He also tracked “The Reason” by Lacey Sturm on Billy Grahams, “My Hope” album released in 2013.
Through mutual friends in the faith, Tom was introduced to Lacey and Josh Sturm. As their friendship developed, an opportunity to play drums for Lacey’s up and coming solo project, Lacey Sturm, opened up. This opportunity quickly grew into touring and playing some of the biggest festivals in America today, such as Rock on the Range, Welcome to Rockville, Creation, and Shiprocked. Tom helped to shape Lacey’s first solo album, “Life Screams”, in 2016 where Lacey became the first solo female to top the Billboard Hard Rock Albums chart. He continues to play for Lacey and others today.