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 437
lovesong Alternative Dec 2, 2014 733
Soul Sister (cover) Alternative Jul 17, 2014 466
Dirty Chap's Theme Collab Ambient Oct 4, 2013 495
Broken-hearted Savior Other Sep 11, 2013 425
Pickles Other Apr 8, 2013 390
Roll Credits Other Mar 21, 2013 462
Kamaran's Fanfare Collab Ambient Feb 5, 2013 591
Rotterdam One Electronica Nov 28, 2012 464
EXP Other Jun 20, 2012 543
Wicked Game(cover) Collab Rock Mar 10, 2012 939
Darkness Collab Ambient Nov 15, 2011 816
And It Ain't Done Raining Collab Alternative Mar 27, 2011 1458
For All Of Those Other Feb 24, 2011 907
Kiss Me Like You Mean It World Feb 5, 2011 932
Still in Love Pop Jan 27, 2011 626
Lightning Strike Collab Dance Jan 5, 2011 715
Soundwalking Industrial Dec 24, 2010 685
Outland Other Sep 22, 2010 724
Harney Peak Ambient Aug 15, 2010 827
I Can See My House from Here Collab Ambient Jan 20, 2009 2042
A Knight's Lament Collab Ambient Jan 20, 2009 1474
Gort Electronica Oct 27, 2008 1280

Collaborations

Title Genre Released Plays
Rally Round The Flag Folk Feb 1, 2013 2089
No One Ever Is To Blame Pop Jul 27, 2011 1949
Noone Ever is to Blame Alternative May 17, 2011 1527
Just Sunday Ambient Mar 5, 2011 1381
Ms. Oyster at the Pearly Gates Electronica Feb 19, 2011 1230
Grandiose Spheres of Ptolemy Electronica Feb 12, 2011 1557
hareny peak Laps mix Ambient Jan 4, 2011 663
Caption Song Contest Entry and Winner! Music Videos Mar 9, 2010 1515
SNOWY WOODLANDS remixed Ambient Feb 17, 2009 1322
Take 2 Ambient Dec 8, 2008 1174
The One After It Ambient Nov 8, 2008 836
The Next Day Ambient Oct 16, 2008 918
And Then... Ambient Oct 16, 2008 810
Take1 Ambient Oct 14, 2008 932
Rubbermaid Ambient Sep 18, 2008 1320

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