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        Tom Tomoser can best be described as a renaissance man, and thus his true desire to achieve the highest artistic quality, inspired him to begin his musical career by laying a foundation from which he could grow.

         He gained his musical knowledge the old fashioned way, he studied. Before he began his studies he drew upon his talent as a strategic planner from his successful business career to layout a path to produce a quality musical product.

            It was clear to Tom from the beginning that he would need to be competent in at least 4 areas of the music business to build a rewarding and profitable career/business. His first order of business was to learn how to write music. He began by studying music theory with a college professor that was also an accomplished pianist and woodwind artist playing with 2 symphony orchestras and a jazz ensemble. The next building block in Tom’s plan was to study voice so he would be able to sing his originals and make demos to send to established artists. Tom’s theory professor recommend a very highly recognized voice teacher and Tom progressed at a steady pace writing about a song a month.

            The next step was to start producing demos to shop his originals around to singers he thought his music would work for. Tom produced demos and it was evident that producing came very easily to Tom and he quickly accumulated a catalog of his tunes.

             In the early and mid 80s music videos began to appear on MTV, VH1, and on CMT. Tom made a good connection in Nashville with the producer of “Video Country” and talked him into running 2 of Tom’s full-blown master quality music videos he produced using 2 of his songs with full orchestral arrangements. The ballad received 500 pieces of positive response when it ran in the new artist segment of Video Country. The response was 90% female. Tom made a note of that and always tends to target the ladies in his song selection and marketing. It was evident that Tom’s music would never fit in the country genre because his music is ‘Too Pop” Too AC’ and “Too Jazz.” Tom also learned that he needed to study lyric writing. While in Nashville he met Jon Ims a hit songwriter who gave private lessons and a Grammy winning songwriter and author, Sheila Davis, who gave private lessons.  Tom learned much about lyric writing from both of these wonderful people.

             Tom dismissed the idea of being signed by a major label and instead opened his own indie label Lone Eagle Records. The first release from Lone Eagle was “Cool Smooth & Sassy” spotlighting a tenor sax session player named Joe Genovesi. Tom put 14 of his ballads on “Cool.” He pressed 1000 copies and sold 500 the first 6 months and to date has sold 1200+ CDs and is still selling CDs and downloads on www.cdbaby.com. Tom has produced and released 15 CDs on his Lone Eagle label, sold and marketed primarily through CD Baby and their digital partners.  

              In 2009 Tom was doing a radio show out of Kansas City and was asked to write and sing an arrangement of “America The Beautiful” for a special Memorial Day Show. A female restaurant owner heard Tom and called Tom and asked him to do a live show for a ladies night out at her restaurant in KC. Tom did the show and as a result he made the decision to move from producer to performer and start the 4th phase of his musical career. Tom began singing out every chance he got at restaurants, rest homes and karaoke bars. Tom’s upscale lounge style act featuring a lotta Sinatra, classic love songs and his original fare is extremely well received by all ages from 20s up.

              Tom had the honor of singing his arrangement of America at the last Memorial Day ball game ever at Rosenblatt Stadium, home of the College World Series in 2010. Tom met Chuck Pennington the keyboardist of Manheim Steam Roller fame and enlisted him to play for him on America. This opened the door for Tom and Chuck to work on 6 more songs together, 4 of which are on Tom’s latest release “Love Passionately.”

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