It’s so very exciting to see all of the nations represented here that have stopped by Tom’s website for a visit.
Feeling the global love today….!
Tom is working away in his BLUE DOOR STUDIO on some incredibly exciting tracks planned for his new CD.
Click the ‘BLUE DOOR STUDIO’ tab here on Tom’s website to stay up to date
Sharing a very interesting and artful photo just snapped by Tom.
Can you see the image that he saw?
Look closely and you’ll notice a shadow on the wall of Darian Sahanaja created while he was sitting across the room from Tom.
Moments later the sun shifted and this impression was gone. We’re glad that Tom could capture it.
More Postcards From The Road… olé !
Pamplona, San Sebastián and Barcelona
Sound Checking at the Primavera Sound Festival
Oh my. We officially have an answer now to the question ‘what will these two get up to this time they’re on tour in Barcelona Spain……?’
Tom is having a blast on tour this week in Spain with legendary band The Zombies. The last time he was there he hammed it up just a bit with his good pal Dale Hanson. No telling what they’ll get up to this time!
MAY 12, 2017
Sharing a very lovely moment in time : ‘Past and Present ‘.
Here are two wonderful photos of Tom with the legendary Hilton Valentine. Hilton is the artist who wrote the iconic guitar part in ‘House of the Rising Sun’ by the Animals.
He recently came to see The Zombies and Tom play at the Calvin Theatre Northampton MA.
‘House of the Rising Sun’ was the very first song Tom ever played on stage. It’s always lovely when these two mates get together!
Hilton continues to tour to this day and has an exciting gig soon on 17th June at Stockton-on-Tees / The Georgian Theatre. Grab your tix now!
MAY 8, 2017
Tom had a blast last evening performing at The Ridgefield Playhouse in Connecticut with The Zombies. He also greatly enjoyed meeting Andy Powell who was there at the show. Andy is a British guitarist and songwriter, and a founding member of the British band Wishbone Ash.
Also shown in this pic (performing an outstanding photobomb) is Vivienne Boucherat . Goooo Viv !
MAY 3, 2017
Just a quick update regarding Tom’s upcoming interview with Jon Kirkman of Classic Rock Radio…..
We are all really looking forward to this one. Jon is definitely one of the true pros in the business. Most recently known for the ‘Drive-Time’ show on Real XS, Jon has just returned home in the UK from his role as MC on the current Yes tour. He is also the regular host of the #CruiseToTheEdge music fest at sea, sailing with so many incredible artists which have included Yes, John Lodge (The Moody Blues), Steve Hackett, Norda Mullen (touring artist with the Moody Blues) and many more. If you were on the last ‘Cruise to the Edge’ sailing this past February, you may have seen Jon in action. He did an amazing job.
In addition, Jon has a vast array of personal links to so many artists, which has provided him with the opportunity to build up a wealth of never-before-released material, which will be made exclusively available to Classic Rock Radio listeners as part of the new project.
When Tom chats to Jon, he’ll be sharing with him a bit about working on his new CD (to be launched later this year), and of course his exciting time out on the road touring with legendary band The Zombies. Jon will also be featuring a few tracks from Tom’s current CDs.
Jon is targeting to air Tom’s interview sometime next week. We promise to provide as much advance notice as possible. You won’t want to miss this show and we hope everyone will tune in then!
May 1, 2017
AND then this…..
May 1, 2017
Tom is having a blast today with The Zombies as they prepare for their appearance tonight May 1, 2017 on the hugely popular Conan O’Brien television show (Burbank California USA). Here they are taking over the Conan set as the band prepares for their sound check. This will be the FIRST television appearance of both the original AND current band members of The Zombies performing together!! We hope everyone will tune in. And yes……. Tom’s daughter’s sweet little plush bear will be there too sharing in the celebration!
APRIL 29, 2017
Sharing a few photos of tonight’s amazing Zombies venue- The Theatre Ace in downtown Los Angeles California. It is simply spectacular and very rich in history. One of the ‘Grande Dames’ of srchitecture.
APRIL 22, 2017
Making new friends wherever they go….. Tom , Darian Sahanaja , Dale Hanson and…….. #Bigfoot (AKA Sasquatch) !
APRIL 20, 2017
More adventures from the road while on tour with iconic band The Zombies….
Sharing some fun photos of Tom, Michael Pierce (Monitor Engineer) AND an extremely mellow lion from last evening….. when they all (except for the lion) enjoyed a fantastic curry dinner in beautiful #Winnipeg #BC.
APRIL 17, 2017
Sharing some fun photos from tonight’s office.
Legendary band The Zombies and Tom are playing at a very cool venue this evening in #Minneapolis #Minnesota called First Avenue & 7th St Entry .
Their tag line is- ‘ Your Downtown Danceteria Since 1970’.
If those walls could talk….!!
It’s a lovely evening in #Madison #Wisconsin where Tom’s sweet daughter’s little plush bear is tonight.
This wonderful venue, The Barrymore Theatre , has a rich history being 97 years old.
Here’s wishing legendary band The Zombies and Tom a fab gig tonight!
Thought we’d share this fun photo of Tom that was snapped after Sunday night’s show in Nashville where he played with iconic band The Zombies.
Here’s Tom having a great visit (even if it was just in spirit…!) with one of music’s greatest guitar legends, Chet Atkins.
Even while he’s out on tour with iconic band The Zombies , Tom continues to work on many of the tracks that will be featured on his upcoming new CD.
The launch for Tom’s album is targeted for the end of this year. Please watch this space, Tom’s Official page on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/TomToomeyOfficialSite/ and @TomtoomeyMusic on Twitter for updates!
You will definitely want to add this amazing CD to your music collection!
To quote Sally Field (said in the most humble of ways)-
‘ You like me…..you really like me’……..!
Tom’s CDs continue to fly out the door! A MASSIVE thank you again to everyone who has ordered copies of Monficat, IronOnStone and Gambia!
It’s so rewarding to see the response to Tom’s music.
To add these great CDs to your music collection, or give as a wonderful gift to someone, go to ect the ‘Order Tom’s CD’ button here on Tom’s website. Tom will personally sign every CD that has been ordered.
Thanks again for all of your support !
And of course a little jam before the show is always fun! Here are a couple of great photos of Tom with the legendary Chris White.
Mr. America (Tom’s lovely daughter’s little plush bear) continues to have a blast seeing the sights and sounds while out on tour with Tom and legendary band The Zombies.
And….. any time that cake is involved you just know it’s going to be a fab day. What a warm welcome from tonight’s gig- The 9:30 Club located in the Nation’s Capital, beautiful Washington D.C.
The busy life of a traveling bear…..
Here are a few ‘behind the scene’ photos from today’s office for Mr. America ( AKA- Tom’s darling daughter’s plush little bear).
More pics to follow so watch this space and Tom’s Official page on Facebook for more updates from the road!
Another magical night playing with legendary band The Zombies ! What a great honor being a part of this iconic band….. These photos are from the band’s USA kick off show at the beautiful Keswick Theatre located in the Philadelphia Pennsylvania area.
What an amazing kick off show last evening for legendary band The Zombies at The Keswick Theatre in Philadelphia PA (USA) !
AND did we mention Tom’s guitar playing?????
More photos to follow…… so watch this space and Tom’s Official page on Facebook,
A totally fab day of rehearsal with iconic band The Zombies in preparation for their US tour kicking off this Friday.
Tom had quite a blast introducing his darling daughter’s plush bear ‘Mr. America’ to the super talented Darian Sahanaja today.
Tom had a chance to visit the amazing shop ‘Gidget’s Gadgets Retro Emporium’ in downtown Rehoboth Beach Delaware (USA) yesterday. What a blast!
Steve the owner, has one of THE finest vinyl collections around and it was a real treat perusing this AMAZING store. His music background/history is quite impressive.
A huge thank you to Steve for the warm welcome!
On Rehoboth Beach enjoying the crisp Spring salt air.
Tom and legendary band The Zombies have now wrapped up their wonderful gig onboard the ‘Flower Power Cruise’. What a incredible visit to beautiful Jamaica (AKA Paradise).
Tom is greatly looking forward to kicking off The Zombies’ Stateside tour very soon.
Until then, we thought we’d share a couple more postcards from Paradise.
The first photo is the band visiting with the fabulous Mickey Dolenz before The Zombies gig.
And pic #2 is the entire amazing Jamaica team !
Postcards from Tom and ‘Mr. America’ the plush bear…..Day 4 in Paradise.
Lovely breakfast to begin a busy day ahead.
Turns out that this little bear is a huge fan of fresh fruit and beautiful statuary. Who knew?
Another postcard from Tom while he’s out on tour with iconic band The Zombies.
Here he is again with ‘Mr. America’ (his darling daughter’s plush bear), in beautiful Jamaica enjoying that world famous ‘Blue Mountain’ coffee which is grown and produced there.
Both Tom and the bear are on their third cup. Uh oh.
Stay tuned for more postcards from these two world travelers!!
As Tom begins an exciting tour with legendary band The Zombies, we thought we share some fun photos of a very special companion who will be traveling with Tom.
The little plush bear was sent along by his darling daughter Alicia. ‘America’ (as named by Alicia) will be with Tom each day to see all of the wonderful places the band will visit during this tour.
The first pic is just before leaving London to fly to Jamaica where the band will be performing on board the Celebrity/Summit ship’s ‘Flower Power Cruise’.
Photo number two is from today showing ‘America the Bear’ waiting patiently for a delicious lunch that was being prepared for everyone to enjoy.
Stay tuned for more updates from the road !
Tom heads out very soon to meet up with iconic band The Zombies to perform on board the upcoming ‘Flower Power Cruise’.
And of course, Tom’s also greatly looking forward to joining forces once again with the band as they kick off their VERY special Odessey and Oracle tour Stateside in the Philadelphia Pennsylvania area on March 17.
What a huge honour for Tom to work with these legendary musicians!
A massive thank you again to everyone who came out to hear Tom and The MonfiCats last evening at The David Hall, South Petherton.
It was a truly amazing show with those incredibly talented ‘Monfis’ – Tom Toomey, Milly Riquelme , Terry Quinney, Ian Evans and Peter Maxfield.
A BIG thank you to The David Hall, South Petherton for featuring Tom ‘s upcoming gig and workshop ( Saturday 11 February 8pm ) in their current ‘Events Newsletter’.
You may purchase tickets through The David Hall by clicking this link:
This is going to be an AMAZING event. Tom and the MonfiCats are one killer band. LIVE music…….it truly is the universal language.
We hope to see you there!
Playing a gig at The David Hall in South Petherton UK. This is something that is definitely on many people’s bucket list. What a great honour for Tom to perform LIVE in concert there! He will also be joined by his amazing MonfiCat band.
In addition, Tom has carved some time before the show for a fantastic workshop.
The date for both events is February 11, 2017.
Contact The David Hall at 01460240340 for further information.
Do not miss this very special evening. We hope to see you there!
So many amazing things ahead in 2017. Here’s a great way to kick off the new year:
The incredibly talented English counter- tenor William Purefoy is stopping by Tom’s Blue Door Studio today.
William is currently working on one of Tom’s exciting new projects with him.
That’s all we’re saying for now…..!
Please check back here and Tom’s Official page on Facebook for updates.
Wishing everyone a very healthy, happy and peaceful new year.
We’d like to also send out a massive thank you again to those stopping by here to Tom’s website as well as his Official page on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/TomToomeyOfficialSite/
Your support is greatly appreciated.
We hope to see you again in 2017 !
Sending along holiday greetings and lots of good wishes to everyone from Tom. Cheers to a fabulous 2017!
As promised- Here are some of those rather fabulous pics from Tom’s archive files. He has been kind enough to share them with everyone.
Tom’s first studio…… complete with Revox A77 and Fostex A8. This also shows the guitar ( YAMAHA SG 2000) Tom used used on the fun video recording of ‘Invisible Sex ‘ at ICA in the Mall London. ( 1980)
Tom playing in the ‘Friends of Jack’ band. Bit of trivia: Chris Potter the Producer on The Zombies ‘Still Got That Hunger’ engineered some tracks for this band (‘Friends of Jack’)
Speaking of the ‘Invisible Sex’ band….. Here’s Tom in game mode!
Great poster for ‘Invisible Sex’ gig.
Tom has recently discovered quite a few fun and rather amazing pics from his archive files. He has been kind enough to share them with everyone.
We’ll be featuring some of these lovely memories here in the ‘Gallery’ section and on Tom’s Official page on Facebook very soon so please keep checking back!
Here’s one we think is outstanding: Sir Cliff Richard, Tom, Colin Blunstone (The Zombies) and Tony Hadley ( Spandau Ballet) from June 8,1998 at The Criterion Theatre, Piccadilly Circus, London UK
Not too shabby a line-up!
A massive THANK YOU again to everyone who has added Tom’s cds to their music collection. The critically acclaimed MonfiCat, Iron On Stone and Gambia albums continue to become a favorite for so many people …..
Don’t forget you may now also order any of Tom’s cds directly on his Official page on Facebook. Just hit the ‘SHOP’ button located under the tab ‘HOME’ shown on the left hand side of Tom’s page.
What a great holiday gift to give or receive!
AND….. as we’ve recently shared, Tom is currently working on some exciting new music. We’ll be adding this as well to his shop, in addition to his website so be sure to check back for updates! TomToomey.com
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The super talented Geoff Dorsett, Co-Presenter of ‘The Soft Rock Radio Show’ had a blast tonight as a special guest at The Zombies’ gig tonight (Thornden Hall Eastleigh UK). Geoff also had a fun visit afterwards with Tom and some of the band. Be sure to check out the Soft Rock Radio Show! http://www.expressfm.com/programmes/the-soft-rock-show/
Ahhhh yes. The life of a busy musician…….!
Tom hits the road today to meet up once again on tour (UK) with iconic band The Zombies.
In between November gigs with The Zombies, Tom has kindly agreed to be a part of a wonderful charity event in his hometown.
If you’ll be in or around the Yeovil area on November 12, 2016, please come along for a fantastic day of fun from 12:00 to 4:00 PM at the YESS Club.
Tom will be doing a 30 minute set there beginning at 2:00 PM that day.
All proceeds from this great event will be donated to THE POPPY APPEAL.
We hope to see you there!
Tom hits the road again very soon with legendary band The Zombies.
Thought we’d share this fun photo when Tom was hamming things up with Dale Hanson on another recent tour while the band was in beautiful Barcelona Spain!
We have the great pleasure of sharing this lovely photo of Pa Bobo Jobarteh and his handsome young son Tom.
As many people know , Tom Toomey’s ‘Music For Africa’ charity continues to support Pa and many others in their teaching and music in Gambia.
Please visit the Music For Africa website to learn more about this incredible organization. You too can be a part of helping ‘feed the spirit’ with your donations. Contributions of any amount are greatly appreciated.
WOW! It’s really such great fun seeing people from all around the globe stopping by to visit Tom’s website! A HUGE thank you to every single one of you!
It’s always great fun when fellow artists get together to enjoy each other’s music and company. Recently Tom was Gordy Marshall’s special guest for a fabulous performance from the super group ‘Legend of a Band- A Tribute to The Moody Blues’ at their Octagon Theatre gig in Yeovil.
Gordy Marshall is the founder and creative force behind this incredible band. Be sure to check them out: legendofaband.com/
Here’s a wonderful photo taken of Tom before the show with Paul Bliss (to Tom’s left) and Gordy. ‘Legend of a Band- A Tribute to The Moody Blues’ is currently on tour throughout the UK. If you’ll be near any of their upcoming venues……… do NOT miss thIs show!
Recently we mentioned that Tom has been working on some VERY exciting things in his BLUE DOOR STUDIO.
We promise to keep everyone updated along the way……!
For now, we’d like to share a little teaser for one of Tom’s projects:
Drumroll please……The world renown countertenor WILLIAM PUREFOY will teaming up with Tom in the studio very soon to work on a truly amazing original collection of music.
Purefoy is seen internationally with concerts, recitals and operatic appearances in New Zealand, America, France, Austria, Germany and Switzerland, with his debut at Carnegie Hall in New York in 2008
Click the link below to learn more about this incredible artist.
Tom heads back home today after a fantastic tour Stateside with legendary band The Zombies.
He’ll be gearing up with some special projects in his Blue Door Studio very soon.
AND…… if you’ll be in or around the Castle Cary (UK) area on Saturday 24th September, please come along to hear some amazing LIVE music from Tom and Milly at the historic George Hotel! We hope to see you then!
A few postcards from Tom on his way with those fabulous Zombies to Tucson, Arizona
Yet even more great postcards from the road . Nothing like a cuff fest …..! #TheBrotherhoodOfTheTravelingShirts
A back stage glance of the super talented Bruce Sudano opening the show before The Zombies at Ojai Libbeybowl, September 4th
Not far from Napa Valley. Just some of the famous people who have passed through this area…
More of that amazing wine country…..
The road warriors…..
A truly amazing view right outside Tom’s window in San Rafael
Q- What do Quincy Jones and Tom have in common?
A- Throughout 2007 and beyond, both of these great artists (independent of each other) were asked to write some amazing original music for the OPRAH WINFREY SHOW !
We’ll share some of the background about this great accomplishment for Tom in the weeks to come, so please check back here on Tom’s website and his Official Page on Facebook for more info about this amazing project.
Sharing a few fun photos of Tom and the fab Dale Hanson getting ready for tonight’s show at Libbey Bowl – Ojai, California
Did you know that Tom has either worked with performing live, and/or recorded with-
Don McLean, Jon Anderson, Sir Cliff Richard, Leo Sayer, Paul Young, Gene Pitney, Marc Almond, Norda Mullen (and quite a few other) incredible artists?
What a GREAT show last evening at the wonderful Vida Comida in Sherborne (UK) !! Tom, Milly and Ian Evans rocked the house!
And tonight, Tom and Milly will be back once again performing at The Cornish Arms in beautiful Cornwall . If you’ll be in the area, please stop by!
Check back here and also Tom’s Official page on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/TomToomeyOfficialSite/ for more fun photos from this fabulous music weekend !
We continue to hear such wonderful feedback from so many of you regarding Tom’s new website. The traffic here to his newly designed site has been just a bit jaw dropping and truly unbelievable. We’d like to thank everyone who has taken the time to stop by and check it out.
One of our goals is to keep it fresh and up to date with lots of great info about Tom’s upcoming solo shows and all related news. Photos and other interesting items will be added on a regular basis. Tom is greatly involved in the process and will stop by from time to time to say hello.
And for a bit of fun, please check out the info displayed below which shows how people from all over the globe are visiting Tom’s website. Music truly is the universal language……!!
And one more HUGE thank you again to everyone for their incredible support. Everyone is welcome to visit here 24/7 at TomToomey.com
357 Hits 71.40% United States
97 Hits 19.40% United Kingdom
12 Hits 2.40% Belgium
5 Hits 1.00% Canada
5 Hits 1.00% Brazil
4 Hits 0.80% Netherlands
4 Hits 0.80% Australia
2 Hits 0.40% Ireland
2 Hits 0.40% Spain
1 Hit 0.20% Venezuela
1 Hit 0.20% Turkey
1 Hit 0.20% Saudi Arabia
1 Hit 0.20% Portugal
1 Hit 0.20% New Zealand
1 Hit 0.20% Mexico
1 Hit 0.20% Luxembourg
1 Hit 0.20% Korea, Republic Of
1 Hit 0.20% Japan
1 Hit 0.20% Hong Kong Hong
1 Hit 0.20% Germany
Sharing some fun photos from this past weekend when Tom met up with iconic band The Zombies for a performance on Sunday August 21 at the fabulous Vostertfeesten Festival in Bree Belgium. Click on each photo to enlarge it.
Tom backstage at the wonderful Vostertfeesten Festival
Tom and legendary band ‘The Troggs’
Another shot of Tom and those lovely Troggs !
Tom hits the road this weekend to join forces with legendary band The Zombies as they perform this Sunday August 21 at the fabulous Vostertfeesten Festival in Bree Belgium.
Thought we’d share a fun photo of Tom and two of those other world class musicians in action- Jim Rodford and Colin Blunstone, up on stage at a recent Zombies show.
Please check back here and his Official site on Facebook for more updates from Tom !
In early September 2014, Tom was honoured with a very prestigious endorsement from the critically acclaimed guitar manufacturer PRS ( Paul Reed Smith).
Here’s a photo of him playing this incredible beauty while on tour Stateside with legendary band The Zombies at the Ramshead Tavern in Annapolis Maryland. This show ( August 2014) was the very first time that Tom played his gorgeous new guitar after having just received it earlier that same day from the team at PRS.
Click on the link below to see the full list of the other artists who have also been given this very special honour. Tom is certainly in great company!
Hello again to everyone-
As recently noted, Tom has been super busy working away in his BLUE DOOR STUDIO on some VERY exciting projects which include his brand new solo album AND another duo album with Milly Riquelme .
In addition, Tom has been asked by several other really amazing artists to help them with their own music projects as well.
We’ll share more details with everyone in the weeks to come. Please check back here, and Tom’s Official site on Facebook for updates : https://www.facebook.com/TomToomeyOfficialSite/
AND……..until these new projects are released, please don’t forget you may order Tom’s current CDs. Here’s a brief overview of these three truly incredible albums:
Here’s a photo of the beautiful Siamese cat who was part of the magic and inspiration for Tom when he wrote the incredible album, MONFICAT.
This critically acclaimed CD showcases Tom Toomey and The MonfiCats playing inspirational fusion music that’s unique with a contemporary and distinctive flair. It is rooted in a fluid tapestry of different music genres that include: Blues, Jazz, Rock, Roots and Folk…all beautifully coloured by Spanish, African and Eastern influences. This CD is a collection of 12 original new tracks composed and produced by Tom.
Another outstanding album by Tom and The Monficats. This hypnotic collection of music was a wonderful collaboration between Tom, The Monficats and musical artist Pabobo Jobartah.
IRON ON STONE
The Iron On Stone CD is an incredible amalgamation of Celtic and other original music. The 11 tracks will take you on a wonderful journey to Ireland, the Scottish Highlands, Wales, Brittany and points beyond.
Thanks again to everyone for helping to support the work of Tom and other independent artists everywhere by ordering their music directly through them.
You may order a physical copy of any of these CDs (which will be personally signed by Tom), by emailing your order information to :
Purchases are secure and may be paid for via PayPal
In 2012, Tom was interviewed by journalist Anthony Servante. Anthony had a great chat with Tom that day presenting some rather interesting and thought provoking questions. They also discussed Tom’s ‘Top Ten Song List’ AKA- The ten most influential songs in Tom’s career.
This past September, Dawn Woodward from Waterloo Music visited Tom at his Yeovil based ‘Blue Door Recording Studio’ to learn a bit more about the talented man behind those incredible guitars and his passion for music.
POSTCARDS FROM CORNWALL ……
Sharing a few sights along the way during Tom’s visit to beautiful Cornwall.
Make way for the sheep!
Tom enjoying the gorgeous coastal area in Padstow
Tom recently joined forces with the fab
Wally Bingham and his band ‘The Bogtrotters’
playing a set with them on August 6, 2016 at a wonderful charity gig. This event was held at the Farmers Arms located in St. Merryn Cornwall UK and was in aid of St. Michael’s Hospice.
Tom’s friend Paul is shown standing to his left. Click on the photo for a larger view.
Tom has been working away in his BLUE DOOR STUDIO on some VERY exciting new projects.
Please watch this space for updates !