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.

TF

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

TFB

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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

out.

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

down.

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

and wanting Spring to get here tomorrow.

God Bless,

TF

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Getting to know Ryan Veitch!

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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!

WHEN I’M WRITING, THIS IS THE FONT AND SIZE I USE. IF I’M PLAYING

GUITAR OR THE PIANO, I CAN ROLL UP TO MY DESK AND DRAFT

WORDS ON MY PUTER INSTANTLY. EVERYTHING I NEED. I CAN TYPE

IN ANYTHING EXACTLY WHEN I FEEL IT. CLUELESS WHY I AM EVEN

TALKING ABOUT THIS.:)

I MISSED THE WORLD ENDING LAST WEEK. DOES ANYONE KNOW

WHAT CHANNEL IT WAS ON?

WHAT A YEAR. SO MANY NEW FACES, CITIES, STAGES. AND OF COURSE

LAUGHS AND SMILES. TFB IS GRATEFUL FOR THE SUPPORT FROM ALL

OF YOU COOL FANS.

HAPPY HOLIDAYS TO EVERYONE!!! MAY THE NEW YEAR OF 2013

BE PROSPEROUS AND HEALTHY FOR YOU AND YOURS. HAVE A SAFE

HOLIDAY SEASON AND THANK YOU AGAIN FOR ALL OF YOUR SUPPORT.

GOD BLESS,

What’s Going On With the Tom Fuller Band

We’re all excited about the upcoming Rockford, IL radio station appearance and gig…seeing old friends, rocking it out in Rockford. We’ll be headlining a show for 96.7 The Eagle at The Adriatic Cafe. So to get ready for that cool show…we’re working on a half dozen new tunes never performed live before. It’s so much fun to re-invent the songs all over again. Live vibe requires different energy that has to carry it. Tonight in rehearsal we worked on Back Again and Beyond The Edge………very different vibes but intense. Love hearing my band mate’s creative ideas too.

Joel thinks we should do a bowling fan night. Yeah we go bowling somewhere for a few hours with our fans and friends, then we do a free rock concert after. We just have one big bowling rock night. We took a vote and it passed.

Will be posting some new pics from a couple of recent shows. I think there are some really good ones. We’re also looking around for a place to do a band photo shoot soon. We’re thinking somewhere cool in Chicago.
It’s all good. TF

Watch Tom Fuller talk about his latest album “Ask”.