2006 was another great year for Tom Ingram. In August, Tom was voted the area's top singer/songwriter again in the Western Massachusetts area. He also won in 2005. As a result of winning the Valley Advocates readers poll, Tom and his band performed at Stearn Square in Springfield Massachusetts to a crowd of 5,000. It was the highlight of the year.
Tom's career as a songwriter spans over 15 years. From 1991 - 1997, he sang for the U2 tribute band "Zoo Station". It was also during this period that Tom wrote material for what would become The Deep End and Speed of Life which were both released earlier this decade.
The music from these two cd's has been compared to such artists as Steely Dan and Todd Rundgren who were a huge influence on Tom. His current influences range from The Shins and Ben Folds to Radiohead and Pete Yorn.
Samples of live and studio material can be heard on Tom's website: www.tomingramband.com
Tom Ingram is a singer/songwriter from Springfield, Massachusetts. His musical career spans more than 15 years. His two independently released CD's of original modern rock, "The Deep End, and "Speed of Life", have been described as "music that offers something for everyone". Ingram's set list includes material from his CD's as well as the best of modern and classic rock. Live performance is Ingram's specialty. Audiences who experience his show can count on a riveting and dynamic performance. To find out more about Tom Ingram and hear samples of his music, visit his website: www.thomasingram.com.
U2, Steely Dan, Led Zeppelin, Todd Rundgren, Sting,
The Beatles, Todd Rundgren, Led Zeppelin, Steely Dan, U2, The Police, Stevie Wonder, Radiohead, Elliott Smith, The Cure, Travis, Pete Yorn and Rufus Wainwright
It would not be an exaggeration to say that Tom Ingram's life is devoted to music. A singer/songwriter from Springfield, Massachusetts, his career spans more than 15 years. Currently appearing throughout New England in a trio under his own name, Ingram's songbook includes selections from modern as well as classic rock ranging from Sublime to the Beatles. As vocalist for the U2 tribute, Zoo Station, from 1992-97, Ingram traveled the country and acquired tremendous experience fronting a band. His background also includes a BA in music education. He teaches middle school music in Hampden, Massachusetts.
Ingram's first CD, The Deep End, released in 2002 is best described as a labor of love. An eclectic mix of many musical traditions and three years in the making, it was recorded at Zing Studio in Westfield, Massachusetts. The artist believes his first release offers something for every kind of listener. Whether it's old school rock, jazz or funk, you'll find it on The Deep End.
His second CD, released in 2003, features 12 songs. Also recorded at Zing Studio, Speed of Life was kicked off in the summer of 2003 at the Majestic Theater in West Springfield, Massachusetts. Co-produced and engineered with Jim Fogarty, Speed of Life, illustrates the wealth of material and depth from which Ingram writes. Ingram's second effort is expected to be every bit as popular as his first. Critics rave about its "powerhouse guitar" and "retro sound."