Tommy Brunett is a singer/songwriter and showman based out of Upstate NY. He's a craftsman and songsmith mixing old-school country, great story telling and rock and roll. He glides and stomps through his now legendary live performances with true sideshow-carny expertise and is known for his good ol' honest approach to everything he touches.
Tommy's television credits include: The Today Show and Conan O'Brien and he's warmed up the ol' floor boards for such acts as ZZ Top, Kellie Pickler, Charlie Daniels, The Lumineers, Marshall Tucker Band, Shooter Jennings, Courtyard Hounds, Old 97's, Ted Nugent, Cracker and more. Little known fact... he was also the touring guitar player for 80's hit slingers Modern English from the U.K. back in his hired gun days.
Oh yeah and he's got his own brand o' booze with some other fine folks called, Iron Smoke Whiskey. It's apple wood smoked and tasty as all get out!
If you like Johnny Cash, Tom Petty, Social Distortion or Evil Knievel, you'll be eating Brunett up with two giant spoons and his live shows with the Tommy Brunett Band are guaranteed to make your socks roll up and down.
Guitar at age 11, bass at 18
Paranoid, Black Sabbath
Dukes of Hazzard
Alice Cooper, Kiss, Cheap Trick, T. Rex, Beatles, Stones, Wildhearts, GNR, old Aerosmith, Enuff Z'Nuff, AC/DC Marvelous 3, Sweet, Zeppelin
Anything off Cheap Trick's debut or Kiss Alive
Genny Light Beer, Mountain Dew
Kiss Reunion Tour '96
70s Fender Precision and Jazz Basses. Ampeg svt amps
12 years old
Hold the line, By Toto
Starski and Hutch
My Uncle James, John Bonham, Joe Franco from the Goodrats, Kings X and Jellyfish.
My Dad – above all. Teachers and friends.
Elanor Rigby, or Imagine
Cookies, of course.
Bugs Bunny or Popeye
Kings-X in Buffalo early 1990's
Drums / Tama, DW pedals, Sabian cymbals, hooker headers!!
Right here in Rochester, NY
I wrote a little ditty using a garage-sale acoustic, to prove I could play. I showed my parents and they let me get an electric.
Battlestar Gallactica 2004-2009
Elvis Costello, Elvis Presley, The Clash, David Bowie, The Ramones, Joe Jackson, Squeeze, Led Zeppelin, Joe Walsh, The Pretenders, The Beatles… The Blues Brothers movie. Broadway musical "Hair."
My mom, who gave me a great deal of self-esteem. Anyone I can learn from. Anyone who helps me to move in a positive direction. I watch people and I try to incorporate the most thoughtful philosophies into my life.
Rondo Alla Turca (The Turkish March) So much fun to watch it being played.
Aargh – The Captain
Bugs bunny / Loony tunes – Especially with Yosemite Sam
Ramones, Scorgies 1985 – got to meet them
Telecasters, Les Pauls, Marshall and Fender amps.
I Like Beer
Get The Album
Hell or High Water