Friday, August 29, 2008

Tom McElman Band

Tom McElman Band

1. Home
2. Live Again
3. Sasha Blue Monday
4. Thorton's Boogie
"All songs Copyright 2008. All rights reserved"

The Tom McElman Band is an eclectic blend of Rock, Blues, and Funk. The nucleus of the band/project is Tom McElman on Vocals and Guitars (sometimes bass, sometimes keyboards) and Sean Moore on Drums. Tom and Sean write the songs and additional players, if needed, are added during the recording process.

Tom, originally from Boston, has a long history playing in hard rock bands such as Vernia Caliper and Strombringer but grew up listening to Blues. It was his father that first exposed him to Fats Domino, from there, Muddy Waters, Elmore James, Sonny Boy Williamson but when he heard Led Zeppelin and Deep Purple for the first time, the music took on more of an edge.

Sean, actually born in the Boston area, grew up in Cincinnati and has been in Rock and Blues bands for most of his life. The two got together back in 1997 and has been writing music and producing and recording bands ever since.

Tom was recently diagnosed with Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD). It is a genetic disease that usually goes undetected in men and women until they're in their late 30s. There is no cure and it is currently untreatable. However, as with all diseases, there's always hope. You can help by going to and learning more about the disease. If you can make a monetary donation or donate your time, it would be more than appreciated!

Check Tom out at his MySpace site:

Please enjoy!

Vernia Caliper - Bill Ash's Lounge 8-6-1989

Vernia Caliper - Bill Ash's Lounge 8-6-1989

WBCN Band Intro
Think For Tomorrow
Something About You
All That's Left Behind
Missing You Again
How Bad Do You Want It
Can't Get Enough

The Line up:
Tom McElman - Guitar
Jim Skelton - Bass
Troy Sellards - Drums
Guy Tarantino - Vocals

Here is the beginning of the Bill Ash's 1st Battle of the Bands Finals from August 6, 1989.
This was a great set! So, check it out!
Vernia Caliper was the winner that night too!
This was also the last appearence of singer Guy Tarantino.

This post is by special request from Tom McElman....


Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Took a little break

Hey Everyone!

I took a little break for a while.....

Between the constant storms this summer causing power outages and the extreme humidity, I had decided to take a little break....

I will start posting again very soon....

I have more issues of The Beat Magazine to post including a special 3rd year anniversary issue with Peter Wolf on the cover!

As for bands.....I have Jet Screamer, Scorcher, Maximum, Clutch Grabwell and more amazing compilations coming your way!

Thank you for your patience!