About Tom Smith
There's every other singer out there... and then there's Tom Smith.
Tom is not your ordinary comedy musician. With the lyrical complexity of Ashman and Sondheim, the vocal fireworks of Meat Loaf, the comedic timing of Robin Williams, and the dynamic physique of the Skipper from Gilligan's Island, the only thing he won't do is be boring.
The only recording artist to be featured on both NPR's Sound and Spirit and The Dr. Demento Show, and writer of the official chantey for Talk Like A Pirate Day, Tom has been praised by such diverse folk as Christine Lavin, Larry Niven, and Randy Milholland. He has two dozen albums so far, blending comedy, tragedy, science fiction, fantasy, romance, popular culture, politics, religion, and the occasional recipe with virtually every genre of music you can imagine.
Starting out at sf/fantasy conventions, Tom has been branching out more to house concerts and regular gigs the past couple of years. He arranges and records a lot of stuff at home, using MIDI, loops, and all manner of software gadgetry... but on stage, it's just him and his guitar, in a high-energy, family-friendly performance filled with laughter, shtick, and really, really bad puns.
So far, Tom's got fourteen Pegasus Awards for Excellence in Filk, an animated music video ("Enterprising Man" from the second Babylon Park video) and a spot in the Filk Hall of Fame. He's all over the internet -- you can find him at:
You may think you've heard it all... but you have never heard anyone like Tom Smith.
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