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Tom Toomey is the guitarist with The Zombies ( Argent / Blunstone ) He also performs as a Solo Guitarist with Milly Riquelme and the Monfi Cats. Tom also teaches Guitar.
Legendary Jazz Guitarist Martin Taylor to play "Music for Africa Show"
There are few British Jazz performers around that can truly claim to have top international status and to be the greatest in the world, Martin Taylor indisputably fits into both categories. We are very excited and honoured to have Martin support Music for Africa with a concert at The Cheese & Grain in Frome, Somerset on Sunday 27th September. Milly Riquelme (piano) and Terry Quincey (Saxophone) will also be appearing in the show.
Full details will appear on the venue website www.cheeseandgrain.com
I am privileged to have been playing guitar with Colin Blunstone, Rod Argent, Jim Rodford and Steve Rodford of The Zombies and since joining them in May 2010 have been touring JAPAN, GREECE, HOLLAND, USA ,UK, ISRAEL, SPAIN,CANADA, FRANCE, SCANDINAVIA AND YEOVIL.
Thanks for all the support from our fans and especially to those who sometimes travel many miles just to see us.
Pa Bobo Jobarteh and The Monficats
The collaboration between Pabobo Jobarteh and Tom and The Monficats has been very rewarding. The Album 'Gambia' by Pabobo Jobarteh and Tom and The Monficats is now available from Amazon.co.uk (click here), and you can hear part of the opening track ' Open your eyes' on YouTube by clicking here. Mastered by Chapel Kensington, David Richardson of SRT (Sound recording technology) in Cambridge has done a fantastic job mastering this album.
Click here to go to Tom's myspace page and hear more of Tom's music.
As a session musician, Tom has worked with many well-known names both on tour and in the studio, including Sir Cliff Richard, Colin Blunstone, Leo Sayer, Jon Anderson and Don McLean to name a few.
'Everything you do is quality Tom'
'Wow, that was fantastic! How long have I known you Tom: How long have you been playing with me? Yet that was the first time I've ever heard you play in your own right. I said to the other guys, "listen to this guy - he's fantastic". They were amazed.'
'A truly versatile musician, Tom thrills audiences from a vast repertoire encompassing blues, rock and classics. It wasn't just that he captivated the room with his playing, it's also the mastery of his craft that commands attention'
'I have not heard a better guitarist in my life. He plays Santana and Jimi Hendrix and a wide range of music. He appeared at the Bear Hotel and was outstanding. This man has true genius. Tom if you can hear this please come back. I am trying to get you gigs.'
'Thanks once again for what I can only describe as a breathtaking display of axemanship at the Baker's Arms in Martock on Saturday. I've never seen anyone play an acoustic set with such skill, flair and panache.
As I mentioned, I have seen some of the greats, including a couple of incarnations of Pink Floyd, Eric Clapton, Queen and Aerosmith to name but a few and I can quite honestly say say that you surpass any of them - a true virtuoso.
I look forward to seeing you in Monfi Cat and Jingo Santana in the near future.'