A Virtual "Band of Toms"

Whether you need background music or a featured performer, the intimate one-man-band sound of Dad's Noisy Basement will add a whimsical sonic element to your next event.

Tom’s repertoire includes rock, pop, Hawaiian, rockabilly, swinging and rootsy tunes culled from his large collection of LPs, 45s, and 78s, along with well-crafted and catchy original songs. His DIY backing tracks supplement his live vocal and guitar and include imaginative rhythms and his own background harmonies. The effect is a virtual "Band of Toms."

A performer and recording artist for over 30 years, Tom's solo act has been featured multiple times at The Dirt Salon in Hartford, as well as at a number of private parties.

Here are a few videos of Tom in action:

Little Bit O' Soul
(by The Music Explosion), recorded at The Dirt Salon on May 19, 2014.

Little Girl
(by The Syndicate of Sound), recorded at The Dirt Salon
on May 19, 2014.

Up in the Air
(original song), recorded at The Dirt Salon on 1/20/14.

Green Tambourine
(by the Lemon Pipers), recorded at The Dirt Salon on 1/20/14.

At present, Tom can easily perform up to two hour-long sets.
He is also open to song requests for your event.
The growing songlist looks like this:

Original Songs

  1. C'Mon Back to Me
  2. Cute Girlfriend
  3. Did You Think I'd Mind
  4. Do or Say
  5. Fool for Love
  6. Groovy Thing
  7. I'm The One Who Loves You
  8. Just Love Ya'
  9. Lawnmower Stroll*
  10. Max's Theme*
  11. Mosquito Dance*
  12. Much More Than a Day
  13. Music Please (Doo-Wop Affair)
  14. Sand in My Groove*
  15. She Let Me Go
  16. She's Too Much
  17. Striped Umbrellas*
  18. Submerging*
  19. Take the Pipe*
  20. The Petrified Beach
  21. Think it Over
  22. Traces of You
  23. Trouble
  24. Up in the Air
  25. You're So Cool

Tom's originals cover all phases of his past and present band involvements, including The Broken Hearts, See Jane Run, and the Aquatudes, as well as tunes unique to DNB.

*Indicates Instrumental Songs

Cover Songs
  1. A Girl Like You (The Troggs)
  2. Apache* (Jorgen Ingman)
  3. At My Front Door (The ElDorados)
  4. California Sun (The Rivieras)
  5. Girl Don't Tell Me (The Beach Boys)
  6. Green Tamborine (Lemon Pipers)
  7. Honey Do You Think It's Wrong
    (Al Dexter and his Troopers)
  8. Hula Blues (Sol Hoopii Trio)
  9. I Wonder What She's Doing Tonight (Tommy Boyce & Bobby Hart)
  10. If I Fell (The Beatles)
  11. Judy in Disguise (with Glasses) (John Fred and his Playboy Band)
  12. (Just Like) Romeo and Juliet (The Reflections)
  13. Little Bit 'O Soul (Music Explosion)
  14. Little Girl (Syndicate of Sound)
  15. Little Things (Bobby Goldsboro)
  16. Memphis, Tennessee (Chuck Berr5y)
  17. Misirlou* (Dick Dale, etc.)
  18. Oh Muki Muki Oh! (Al Shaw and His Hawaiian Beachcombers)
  19. Paperback Writer (The Beatles)
  20. Pipeline* (The Chantays)
  21. Ten Ten Tennessee (Jack & Irving Kaufman)
  22. Walk Away Renee (The Left Banke)
  23. Walk-Don't Run* (The Ventures)
  24. Words of Love (Buddy Holly)

Note: These are songs with backing tracks. Tom can also insert a boatload of other songs he knows with just the guitar and vocal.

CONTACT Tom for more info (and to book)!