Sample - Call of the Wild
Sample - Bottom Line
Tom White was born in the USA near Chicago, Illinois, on May 9th 1971. As a child, encouraged by his parents, he tested the musical waters by playing violin and piano. At home, the stereo speakers vibrated with sounds from Simon and Garfunkel to Kiss. At the age of 10 he picked up the guitar and started experimenting with writing songs. It wasn’t until his teens that he fully realized his passion for music. When the diverse sounds and styles of Led Zeppelin caught his attention, Tom was hooked. “Not long after that, I discovered the Beatles and, when I did, wow, my world changed forever!”
For years, music remained a hobby for Tom. “I loved playing and writing, and had goals and dreams, but got caught up with living everyday life.” Throughout those years, “even though it was on the back-burner”, he kept his passion and played in several bands.
In 2002, Tom relocated to The Netherlands. “For a while I didn’t play at all. There were more pressing issues, like learning Dutch and getting a work permit.” Eventually, in 2005, he chanced upon a couple of old song ideas and thought, “actually that was pretty damn good!”, and he picked up the guitar and soon was writing songs intensively again. “Then I got the crazy idea to go to a studio and record a few songs.” The result was his first demo album in 2009, which inspired Tom to take things further.
In 2013, the album ‘Opposing Forces’ was released on Marista Records. The album tracks ‘Radiate’ and ‘Utopia’ have been played on numerous international, regional and local broadcast and internet radio stations. The positive reaction to the album gave Tom the impulse to continue writing and exploring new possibilities. His network in the Dutch music industry was growing and he became connected with talented musicians.
In 2015, Tom was back in the studio, with producers Roland Dirkse and Sven Figee and musicians, Joost Kroon (drums), Glen Gaddum jr. (bass), Roland Dirkse (guitar/keys) and Reinier van Tilburg (keys). The sessions resulted in two singles, ‘The Call Of The Wild’ and ‘Bottom Line’. Tom’s new sound explores a harder sound, with more verve and energy than his earlier work.
With the imminent release of the singles in Belgium, The Netherlands and beyond, the live band is ready to rock, with Reinier van Tilburg (keys), John Frick (guitar), Rob Geerts (bass) and Ferdinand Boonekamp (drums).
“With eyes on the future and a bag full of new songs, I’m stepping out and moving forward,” says Tom.