Welcome to my new home on the Internet. My approach to music is simple; I love melodic songs with lots of harmonies. I write what I feel, and not just for a commercial purpose.
I have been a working musician in the past, eking out a living best I could, and this has granted me a different perspective of what music is to me now and how to present it. All of my past solo efforts have been purely acoustic, until now. I am always looking for a new approach to my music, and recording has been my medium.
For those that would like to know what my music is all about, just listen. I take my early inspirations from many of the artist's from the late 60's and early 70's. My sound has been compared to that era.
Thanks for visiting and come back again soon. I will be posting more information as time goes by and I look forward to hearing from everyone in the very near future.
Please take a few minutes to visit my website at: http://www.thomfarrar.com for more information.
I have been writing and playing music for most of my adult life. I started my musical endeavors as a teen playing in a few garage bands back in the mid to late 70's. After I completed my four year enlistment in the United States Navy in 1984, I really wanted to get back to performing on stage. Initially, I hooked up with my good friend, Nirund Surapak, and he and I were members of the band Similar Diff'rences in late 1984 well into 1985. I moved on from that band and was idle several months, when in February 1986, Nirund gave me a call and asked if I wanted to do some four-track recordings with him and learn the recording side of the business. I immediately jumped at the opportunity and together we produced a few demos, though nothing bacame of them. Those recording sessions were just the beginning, and so I decided to try multi-track recording on my own.
During this period in my life, I was busy raising three kids and working a day job as a mechanic and a working musician at night and on weekends. I didn't have a lot of money to spend on musical equipment, so I bought a used four-track recorder of my own and started doing "one man band" demos. It was fun and I and continued doing this for several years. The quality of those recordings weren't worth releasing, so all of that material was left to remain obscure.
By the late 1980's, I got the "itch" to perform live again, so I joined up with longtime friends Don Shrum and Larry Quiggins in 1989. The initial idea was to form a band together and so we worked up some cover tunes and planned to do the bar scene. As is the case with me and music, this band led to a few other bands throughout the 90's. They were mostly cover bands with a few originals in tow. I was a member of the band Justus and finally did some work with a band called Ragz, which released a self titled CD in 1995. I had always wanted to do more than just cover tunes, so I decided to just take a hiatus from playing out and spent the next few years just trying to make ends meet.
Then in 2005, I decided to buy another multi-track recorder. This time it was 24 track and it was digital. It rekindled the spark from my earlier years and I stated re-recording some of the old demos Nirund and I had done years before. It didn't stop there though. The song list began to grow and I spent a lot of time perfecting the recordings. My wife lovingly suggested that I should take the recordings to the next level and release a CD. Her love and encouragement resulted in the 2006 release of "Transitions". Once that album was complete, I decided to have another try at recording and I'm currently working on a second album. This time though, I really want to break new ground and take my music to a new and different level. The progress on the second album has been slow, due to demands from my current day job, but I am hoping and planning to release another CD within the coming year.