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Born in St. Paul, MN, Tom began playing guitar around 14 yrs. old and then switched to bass guitar as the group needed one. He played off and on again during high school and during his days in the military and then put it down. 

In 1990 he started playing again with a couple of friends of his and formed the band “The Late Arrival” playing 50’s - 80’s music. This went on for about 4 years.

At that point he met Kevin Todd and Greg Ernst and formed a band called “Double Shot” which later became "Rock Island” and then “Separate Ways”. Later Kevin and Tom moved on to form “Arch Allies”, a Journey, Styx and REO Speedwagon Tribute Show. Tom played 6 years with the group and then retired.

Coaxed out of retirement after 2 years, here he is with “SFO A Tribute to Journey”.