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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 3, 2012
Dirty Chaps play live!
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Halloween Party lighting gig November 4, 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 30, 2011
Pinkyrv and tobubuta play live!
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New Dirty Chaps Release June 25, 2011
Live in Long Beach
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Music rss

Title Genre Released Plays
Miss You Music Videos May 21, 2015 482
lovesong Alternative Dec 2, 2014 860
Soul Sister (cover) Alternative Jul 17, 2014 507
Dirty Chap's Theme Collab Ambient Oct 4, 2013 529
Broken-hearted Savior Other Sep 11, 2013 450
Pickles Other Apr 8, 2013 411
Roll Credits Other Mar 22, 2013 505
Kamaran's Fanfare Collab Ambient Feb 5, 2013 652
Rotterdam One Electronica Nov 28, 2012 498
EXP Other Jun 20, 2012 564
Wicked Game(cover) Collab Rock Mar 10, 2012 986
Darkness Collab Ambient Nov 16, 2011 855
And It Ain't Done Raining Collab Alternative Mar 27, 2011 1536
For All Of Those Other Feb 24, 2011 962
Kiss Me Like You Mean It World Feb 5, 2011 983
Still in Love Pop Jan 27, 2011 641
Lightning Strike Collab Dance Jan 5, 2011 733
Soundwalking Industrial Dec 24, 2010 726
Outland Other Sep 22, 2010 756
Harney Peak Ambient Aug 15, 2010 853
I Can See My House from Here Collab Ambient Jan 21, 2009 2085
A Knight's Lament Collab Ambient Jan 20, 2009 1518
Gort Electronica Oct 27, 2008 1310

Collaborations

Title Genre Released Plays
Rally Round The Flag Folk Feb 1, 2013 2229
No One Ever Is To Blame Pop Jul 27, 2011 2048
Noone Ever is to Blame Alternative May 17, 2011 1622
Just Sunday Ambient Mar 5, 2011 1459
Ms. Oyster at the Pearly Gates Electronica Feb 20, 2011 1318
Grandiose Spheres of Ptolemy Electronica Feb 12, 2011 1665
hareny peak Laps mix Ambient Jan 4, 2011 737
Caption Song Contest Entry and Winner! Music Videos Mar 10, 2010 1574
SNOWY WOODLANDS remixed Ambient Feb 17, 2009 1374
Take 2 Ambient Dec 9, 2008 1209
The One After It Ambient Nov 9, 2008 867
The Next Day Ambient Oct 17, 2008 944
And Then... Ambient Oct 17, 2008 838
Take1 Ambient Oct 14, 2008 959
Rubbermaid Ambient Sep 18, 2008 1351

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