Live Music

The Dad’s Noisy Basement Show!
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 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 guitar with imaginative rhythms, his own background harmonies and sound effects. The result is a virtual “band of Toms.”

A veteran 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 some samples.

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
C’Mon Back to Me
Cute Girlfriend
Did You Think I’d Mind
Do or Say
Fool for Love
Groovy Thing
I’m The One Who Loves You
Just Love Ya’
Lawnmower Stroll*
Max’s Theme*
Mosquito Dance*
Much More Than a Day
Music Please (Doo-Wop Affair)
Sand in My Groove*
She Let Me Go
She’s Too Much
Take the Pipe*
The Petrified Beach
Think it Over
Traces of You
Up in the Air
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.

Cover Songs
Apache* (Jorgen Ingman)
At My Front Door (The ElDorados)
California Sun (The Rivieras)
Girl Don’t Tell Me (The Beach Boys)
Girl Like You (The Troggs)
Green Tamborine (Lemon Pipers)
Honey Do You Think It’s Wrong (Al Dexter and his Troopers)
Hula Blues (Sol Hoopii Trio)
I Wonder What She’s Doing Tonight (Tommy Boyce & Bobby Hart)
If I Fell (The Beatles)
Judy in Disguise (with Glasses) (John Fred and his Playboy Band)
Little Bit ‘O Soul (Music Explosion)
Little Girl (Syndicate of Sound)
Little Things (Bobby Goldsboro)
Misirlou* (Dick Dale, etc.)
Oh Muki Muki Oh! (Al Shaw and His Hawaiian Beachcombers)
Paperback Writer (The Beatles)
Pipeline* (The Chantays)
Walk Away Renee (The Left Banke)
Walk-Don’t Run* (The Ventures)

*Indicates Instrumental Songs