Biography

Hello, My name is Tom and I am a 50 plus musician/sound engineer. I have been playing music since 4th grade(cello and trombone) and singing all my life. In high school I discovered rock music and fell in love with jazz. I played sousaphone in the marching band so I could play jazz bass in the stage band. I was kinda punk/new wave in the late seventies and early eighties. I was in a seminal prog rock band back then also. I have almost always had a project studio of some kind or another, starting with a 4-track casette, then a 2" reel-to-reel, and now digital.
I am currently in a tribal/jazz/fusion band called Doctor, and an ambient duo called Dirty Chaps. I live in California and work as an electrician. I just can't stop playing music.

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Long Beach Performance October 23, 2013
Watch a video of The Dirty Chaps in a multimedia live improvisation featuring anyone who would walk by and play along with us.
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Los Angeles Road Concerts December 2, 2012
Dirty Chaps play live!
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Halloween Party lighting gig November 3, 2011
I shot this from the lighting tower with my iPod. please forgive the audio, as it was recorded on the iPod. I took a little break from the follow spot to shoot this.
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SoundWalk 2011 September 29, 2011
Pinkyrv and tobubuta play live!
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New Dirty Chaps Release June 24, 2011
Live in Long Beach
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Music rss

Title Genre Released Plays
Miss You Music Videos May 21, 2015 420
lovesong Alternative Dec 2, 2014 687
Soul Sister (cover) Alternative Jul 17, 2014 447
Dirty Chap's Theme Collab Ambient Oct 4, 2013 482
Broken-hearted Savior Other Sep 11, 2013 405
Pickles Other Apr 8, 2013 378
Roll Credits Other Mar 21, 2013 438
Kamaran's Fanfare Collab Ambient Feb 5, 2013 558
Rotterdam One Electronica Nov 28, 2012 445
EXP Other Jun 20, 2012 532
Wicked Game(cover) Collab Rock Mar 10, 2012 896
Darkness Collab Ambient Nov 15, 2011 797
And It Ain't Done Raining Collab Alternative Mar 27, 2011 1387
For All Of Those Other Feb 24, 2011 862
Kiss Me Like You Mean It World Feb 5, 2011 905
Still in Love Pop Jan 27, 2011 603
Lightning Strike Collab Dance Jan 5, 2011 698
Soundwalking Industrial Dec 24, 2010 668
Outland Other Sep 22, 2010 710
Harney Peak Ambient Aug 15, 2010 802
I Can See My House from Here Collab Ambient Jan 20, 2009 2025
A Knight's Lament Collab Ambient Jan 20, 2009 1446
Gort Electronica Oct 27, 2008 1258

Collaborations

Title Genre Released Plays
Rally Round The Flag Folk Feb 1, 2013 2008
No One Ever Is To Blame Pop Jul 27, 2011 1836
Noone Ever is to Blame Alternative May 17, 2011 1432
Just Sunday Ambient Mar 5, 2011 1312
Ms. Oyster at the Pearly Gates Electronica Feb 19, 2011 1152
Grandiose Spheres of Ptolemy Electronica Feb 12, 2011 1468
hareny peak Laps mix Ambient Jan 4, 2011 629
Caption Song Contest Entry and Winner! Music Videos Mar 9, 2010 1477
SNOWY WOODLANDS remixed Ambient Feb 17, 2009 1300
Take 2 Ambient Dec 8, 2008 1150
The One After It Ambient Nov 8, 2008 815
The Next Day Ambient Oct 16, 2008 904
And Then... Ambient Oct 16, 2008 786
Take1 Ambient Oct 14, 2008 912
Rubbermaid Ambient Sep 18, 2008 1294

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