Tom Fuller Band headed to Europe!

Tom Fuller Band is returning to Europe! In support of the soon-to-be-released TFB album “Freedom,” Tom and the boys will be crossing the pond in mid-November, opening six special shows for another high-flying U.S. band, Trampled by Turtles . TFB will rock 4 shows in Germany starting November 10, 2014 (Munich, Hamburg, Berlin and Cologne), then perform a gig in Paris November 15th and finally will return to the famous Paradiso Amsterdam on November 22nd, where TFB burned down the house in February 2013, playing with Little Feat.

The director of the School of Rock Chicago has asked Tom Fuller Band to perform live and be a professional backing band with the kids learning there. At the Chicago School of Rock we will perform one of our great new songs “Sidewinder” live in January. More updates on that and other really cool shows to be announced very soon.

Be sure to watch Facebook and the TFB website for all the latest updates on the new album release. It’s getting close! Lots of great things on the horizon!

Rock On! Tom

Deep in the heart of Texas!

Hi everyone!

Man we had a blast in Texas! There is a lot to share in this blog, so if I ramble on…enjoy!

We rented another Mercedes Sprinter van. 6 bucket seats, a bench in back to sleep on, and massive storage for all of our gear. It’s perfect for our band. We use our iphones for navigating, we’re good, no worries.

We made great time getting to Houston. I drove 500 miles, Ryan 400, Joel did the rest. Checked into a Four Seasons, and had some chill time before heading over to the House of Blues, just around the corner. The whole thing was set up well. Thank you John McCally.

Our show was great, 11 tune set that we rocked. The crowd got into it and as always is the case, everyone loved Coffee Pot as a closer. Many thanks to all that helped us in Houston. House of Blues people are always friendly, helpful, and professional. We will rock Houston again. It was a first time visit for all of us.

We also took with us, Sean Nunan. Sean bonded with us and it appears he will be our new sound guy for all of our shows. He made a huge difference. We were loud, but it was a full balanced sound. I wish I could have been a fan to listen to TFB. I think we sounded amazing. Sean is a real professional who is smart and easy to be with. In my journey, I have always felt that either I get sent to people or they get sent to me. Sean was sent to us by the universe. I believe that.

Another warm experience is that I reconnected with a friend I haven’t seen in decades. Julie Lewis Brown. We go back a long way and she came to the show with her son Alex. Was a wonderful reconnect. What was also fun…I knew the music would blow her away. It did. She had no idea. No doubt there are a lot more out there like her. Doesn’t it feel good when you see someone you once cared a lot about and years later find nothing has changed? Thank you Julie. I dedicated Freedom to her that night and I heard her scream!:) A feel good.

Our friend Heather Smith from Atlanta was there too. Heather is great and we were all really happy to see her. Heather does a lot of PR work for TFB and seeing her was great. Bravo Heather, thank you for coming.

 After the show we hung out at a bar right by House of Blues. I can’t remember the name. But we had a good time. Rock band after a cool show hanging out with the locals. I eventually bailed and went back to the hotel, was pretty tired. Besides, we needed to head to Dallas the next day and one us of needed to be up and with it. I voted that would be me.:)

Dallas rocks!!!!!!!!!! I’ve been to Dallas many times and have always had a good time. Always. People there are friendly and fun.

So we pull up to the Gas Monkey Bar & Grill and could not believe it. An outdoor stage right next to a lake on a mildly hot day with no clouds. We had driven though a few storms, so when it all moved out, was a perfect night for a rock show.

Sean took the lead and made sure all the sound was right. We also modified what we were going to wear, because of how nice it was outside.

We played for an hour, rocked it out, met new friends, and had a blast. Many thanks to all at the Gas Monkey especially Danielle, who was our hostess. She was great. Also big thanks to Fred and Cowboy Mouth. Let’s do it again.

The drive home was priceless. Because we had Sean with us, we were able to make our Sprinter a tech mobile. If you haven’t already, you should really listen to the radio show I did with John Lewis. It turned out great as an acoustic 9 tune show. The ones I picked were  meant to highlight my wide variety of music as a writer. Some old favorites were included like Dare to Love. Go to and you can click the links to hear it. I think it turned out great.

Anyway, the band and I were able to hear it live in the Sprinter we were riding in. How cool is that? Radio show broadcast from London and we listen to it. Was a heart warming experience for me and I know John Lewis. In fact, I asked him. When was the last time you heard yourself on the radio from London? Pretty cool

 So that high, then led to watching the Chicago Blackhawks on the big screen in the van. We were bummed that we wouldn’t see the game because we were driving. But Sean said, let’s go to Wal-Mart and buy the cable we need. We did, smart move. We saw the Blackhawks lose a tough one, but we saw it. Cool. Our next van trip with Sean will be just as much fun. Thank God for trail mix, water, and tunes.

OK, almost done. June is finishing all the videos, cameos, and whatever else needs to be done on the videos. Every week has something happening and I am all over it. Will be filming all day tomorrow, I can’t wait. The 11 videos are so important! So June is closure month. Hoping too, the same applies to the Graphic Novel. That too is really cool and coincides with the album and video.

Everyone have a great June and as always, stay tuned for more TFB happenings.

God Bless,


Headed to Texas!

Hi everybody!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I hope everyone had a great Happy Memorial Day Weekend. TFB sure did in Chicago! The weather was super nice. Wherever you are, I am hoping that your plans worked out and everyone had a great, but safe time.

My head has been spinning. We’re gearing up for our quick tour in Texas. Texas is such a cool state. Seriously, Texans are fun people who take football and music seriously. I’ve never been to Houston before, so having our first show at the House of Blues is a pretty cool way to get introduced to Houston. Come on out! We will be rocking. Another visit to Dallas is always memorable. In both cities, I’m pretty excited to see old friends and of course make new friends too.

I haven’t talked about the Graphic Novel that is being worked on too. GN’s are pretty cool. For my simple brain, I think comic books with major respect and coolness attached. Don’t have anything to share yet, but it’s happening as I write this. The GN will be a part of our plan. 1. Very cool 11 tunes music project. 2. Very cool 11 video series to go with the music, but with a completely different approach from the lyrics of the music. 3. GN to complement the videos and the music. It is really exciting, gigantic job, but will be so very worth it. Everyone’s patience with this undertaking has been so gratifying. Thank you.

We’re trying to nail down a handful of cool shows coming up soon. A couple may be a nice surprise. We’ll see. Hard to predict how things will turn out, but we have good people working on it.

Heading to UK again at the end of June for meetings and just hanging out. We need to all be on the same page concerning the imminent release of all 3 creative formats. I love London, and never turn down a chance to go. Really hoping that after everything has been released, TFB gets over there to rock the UK and anywhere else for that matter.

Couple of weeks ago, we had a visit from our publicist in London, and a journalist from a national paper in the UK with a large online presence too. They spent 3 days here in Chicago and of course TFB. All of us had a great time, and they got to have a special private performance by the band. While they were, John Lewis and I went to Parka Studios to record with Christian Cullen for the radio show in the UK called Get Ready To Rock. We performed 9 tunes with just guitars, and I think it turned out great. It’s fun to go back and play songs, exactly the way they were written. At the same time though, it can be challenging to play them when your ears are used to hearing drum parts, keys, etc…all the sounds of a live full band thing or even worse, the actual recording. Your ears and mind can play games sometimes. Anyway, we had a blast and the interview and live recording for radio will be posted everywhere soon. Ditto a bunch of very cool reviews concerning Freedom, the new project.

Am grateful for all of the support we get from all of you.  I hope you had a wonderful Memorial Day Weekend.

God Bless,


Happy May Day!

Happy May Day!!!!!!!! The high temperature in Chicago today was 42 degrees. And it rained.

So we’re still working on videos for the upcoming CD. I have seen additional footage and it’s pretty cool. Man, this is a big undertaking. It has been a challenge pacing everything, but for sure, I do see the light at the end of the tunnel.

Tomorrow is Jordy’s birthday!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Everyone please wish him a happy birthday. We’re rehearsing tomorrow night, so I know it will turn out to be a musical birthday party we will all remember.

Album/CD graphics are 95% complete. That’s been a big job too, but what I saw yesterday or maybe it was Tuesday, looked pretty cool. I was in Nashville when the first draft came from London. Excited. Was really nice because I was with Rick Chudacoff, my producer and he thought it was cool too.

We’re getting ready to rock Texas again at the end of May. So we’re making a set list we think Texas people will dig. We like rocking Texas and can’t wait to make new friends. Everything in Texas is big and we will deliver. House of Blues in Houston on Friday the 30th, and then the Gas Monkey in Dallas the 31st.  I guarantee you this: it will be a rockin’ great time. The last TFB Texas trip was amazing. We grew as mates and as a band. Just like when we toured Europe.

At the end of next week, we have two people coming over from London, to hang with TFB. Pretty excited about it, as it will turn into a feature story in a national newspaper in the UK.  The story of TFB will also be in an online edition and format. Pretty cool happenings. Usually it’s me that goes to London to be interviewed. Having them come here is truly awesome. We’re planning on a full rehearsal for them, a private concert. I know and can feel, it will be a blast, a very special treat.

Made arrangements to see Paul McCartney in Chicago with the band. Hoping to go back stage again, and hang out with Brian Ray and Abe Laboriel, Jr. They are great guys. We did it once before when he played Wrigley Field in Chicago. Seeing Paul McCartney is a wonderful experience and I encourage all to see a legend. I love how everyone knows the words and everyone sings along.

That’s it for now from Chicago. God Bless Everyone.


Saturday, April 12th, we are going to take over Hard Rock Cafe Chicago and blow the roof off the place! We’re going to be playing a ton of songs from our new album as well as TFB classics! The show kicks off at 10pm with our friends The JoyRyders and advance tickets are only $7.50!
You do not want to miss this!!

Saturday, April 12th, we are going to take over Hard Rock Cafe Chicago and blow the roof off the place! We’re going to be playing a ton of songs from our new album as well as TFB classics! The show kicks off at 10pm with our friends The JoyRyders and advance tickets are only $7.50!

You do not want to miss this!!

Big shows coming up!

Hi everyone,

It’s the end of March, feels like winter in Chicago, and we’re hoping to be able to go for a boat ride by July!!!!!!!!!! Seriously, this has been a very long winter. But we’re not alone. Most of America can say the same.

Our shows with Cowboy Mouth in Milwaukee and at the House of Blues in Chicago were fabulous. Many thanks to all the people that helped put the shows on, those that came out to listen, and those that were there in spirit!

Hoping you have seen some of the pictures posted on the TFB website and Facebook. We were really happy because we used our new TFB neon light. We think it’s pretty cool.

We recently worked out a couple of more shows with Cowboy Mouth in Texas at the end of May. Another House of Blues in Houston on Friday, May 30th, and Gas Monkey Bar N Grill in Dallas on Saturday, May 31st. We’re working on getting more shows for on the way down or on the way back or both! TFB has rocked Texas before and no doubt our next trip will be the same.

February 23rd we did a performance video for Jurisdiction. That leaves just two more to go, Sweet Dreams and Highest Mountain. Both fabulous songs, we’re certain you will enjoy. But we also still have several cameos to film as well. It feels like its taking a long time to complete, but making videos is just as intense as writing and recording a full music project.

We’re also getting into filming some of our shows live too. Soon, you’ll be able to see some of it on YouTube, Facebook, etc…

The album cover for Freedom has been selected, with minor tweaks being completed as I write. Since that is finished, now the EPK can be concluded too. It never ceases to amaze me how everything is always tied together. Can be frustrating at times waiting for one thing to be completed, and then having to wait for something else to be completed before tackling another.

For those of you who missed our Chicago House of Blues show, we have another big hometown gig coming up Saturday, April 12th at the Hard Rock Café in Chicago. Our friends The JoyRyders will be opening for us. Will be fun to hang out with Andrew & Co.; hoping all of you can make it. Will be a special show for sure!!!!!!!!

All of us are grateful for your support and hope to see any and all of you soon.

God Bless.


Great Shows This Past Weekend!

Hi Everyone,

Many thanks to all of those cool fans who came out to rock this past Friday in Milwaukee at the Potawatomi Casino, and of course our hometown show at the House Of Blues in Chicago Saturday night! Two packed shows, awesome!!! We had a great time playing with Cowboy Mouth at both of these great venues!

Thank you also to all of the sound people that helped us! You guys are so professional.  It is always fun to play at well run establishments who take artists and their music seriously!

It was so much fun. The tunes are coming together as we reinvent them from recorded sound. Fat Boy, Jurisdiction, Freedom, Lonely Man……………..were so much fun playing live!!  We could tell the fans were turned on too.

We used our new TF neon icon logo on the stage at HOB. It’s pretty cool and I know it helped us get to another level. Look for more pics to be posted soon from both shows on all media outlets and the website. There are currently tons of pictures being posted on our Facebook page. Hoping you can check them out. Also, we filmed the HOB show. Hopefully the audio will be great and we will post on YouTube, etc. Stay tuned.

You guys are great! Thanks so much for your support. See you at the Hard Rock Café in Chicago April 12 for our major headlining show. Be there!!!!!!!!!

God Bless



Update from Tom

So much is going on, and I keep forgetting to keep the fans

informed. OK…….

The two recent U.S. shows we did with our new friends

Wishbone Ash were fabulous. FitzGeralds in the Chicago

suburb of Berwyn was a great time. Full house, new

friends, old friends. Thanks so much for everyone coming


Turner Hall in Milwaukee was really cool. We would most

definitely play there again. Was a fun night, great crowd.

No surprise considering it is Milwaukee.

Couple of weeks ago I went to Nashville to regroup with

Rick Chudacoff, my producer, to go over new tunes, goals,

and make a plan. So the plan is to go into the studio to lay

down tracks on 4-5 new tunes in Nashville with familiar

old friends, Christian Cullen and Danny Parks. Rick will

play some bass, and I hear we have a killer drummer named

Greg. Will be gone the week of 4-22. So excited! But I’m

under pressure to get the tunes into shape. The reason we

are doing it like this now is to get some hot radio music

ready for the masses now.

Right behind that plan is to continue writing some more in

order to record another 5-8 tunes with TFB in Chicago this

summer. We’re all really pumped for this. The new music

is killer!!

We started posting photos on Facebook where I comment

on them. I love it. It’s so easy to do and I love recalling the

moments. Hope you like the pics and quotes too.

Working on a new EPK which will be posted soon and

have many highlights from our Europe tour. In fact, new

videos have been posted on YouTube and FB. I think

they’re pretty hot.

Have made a couple of gear upgrades: Found a cool used

Marshall JCM 900 amp. Heavy artillery.:) It’s the same

amp I used in Europe, and I loved it. Really love the sound.

It’s hot!

Will be using on stage another Taylor acoustic. It’s made of

Koa wood and is beautiful. We’ve been doing many open

string tuning songs, that it became a need to have a third

Taylor. Great guitars I trust and rely on. They never let me


I think that’s it from here. Hoping everyone is doing great

and wanting Spring to get here tomorrow.

God Bless,



Getting to know Ryan Veitch!


Meet Ryan Veitch. Ryan is the keyboardist for Tom Fuller Band but also does double duty as a guitarist. 

Who are your biggest influences?  David Gilmour, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Beatles, and too many more to count.

If you could collaborate with one artist, living or dead, who would it be?  This is really tough!  I’m gonna go with Gilmour on this.  I’ve heard him speak of his songwriting process, and he talks of never finding the next note before the current one is right.  That kind of meticulous writing is very intriguing.

 What are you listening to now? A washing machine and two barking dogs.  :)  Also, Muse, Silversun Pickups, Radiohead and Them Crooked Vultures.

What was the first concert you ever went to?  Not sure.  It was either Primus, with The Melvins opening at the Aragon (I seem to remember doing some crowd surfing at this show!), or Radiohead at the Riviera.  1993. 

What is your favorite song to perform?  Anything with a loud guitar and powerful vocals.

What’s the first song you remember hearing?  Early on, I played my parents 45’s to death in my room, making my own mix tapes by holding a tape recorder close to the turntable speaker.  I actually think I still have one from when I was about 5 or 6!!  Anyways, a variety of music to be sure, but most memorably The Beatles - Hello Goodbye and Eight Days a Week, The Amboy Dukes - Journey to the Center of the Mind, and Leon Redbone - Ain’t Misbehavin.

What’s the most embarrassing thing that ever happened on stage?  We were playing an outdoor festival, backing a certain unnamed personality who proceeded to make comments on stage that made the 5000 or so people in the crowd, let’s just say, uncomfortable.  I was handed a note to deliver to said person to encourage them to tone it down a bit, courtesy of the city representatives in attendance.  He was not pleased.  I wanted off the stage.  Immediately.

 What are some of your passions outside of music?  Time with friends and dogs.

What is your favorite TFB song?  Tough one.  I have to go with Killing Time.

Happy New Year!