Tom Sharpe

Tom Sharpe

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World - General | Chicago, Illinois, United States
Total Song Plays: 654   
Member Since: 2003
   Last Login: over 30 days ago

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Tom Sharpe is the drummer for the Grammy Award winning group Mannheim Steamroller, the number one selling Christmas tour of all time. He is also the drummer for Dennis DeYoung, the legendary singer/songwriter from the famed rock group STYX. Along with his heavy tour schedule, Tom is an internationally recognized, critically acclaimed composer, and the creator of his own world music ensemble, Sharpe World Music. His own compositions have won many awards, including the John Lennon Songwriting Contest and the Broadjam World Music Contest. He is alumni of the Interlochen Arts Academy and holds the degrees Bachelor of Music and Master of Music from DePaul University.

Tom's music is a percussive symphony - a sonic and visual feast for the senses - wildly emotional and technically precise, with a gutsy edge of percussive frenzy and tribal ritual. Tom's high energy, passion, emotion, and superb musicality, leave audiences nation-wide amazed and inspired!

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Tom has been on tour as the drummer for Mannheim Steamroller and Dennis DeYoung since 2007. He is still committed to his work as a composer, and performs live as a soloist and with his ensemble

Tom is also an active clinician. He is endorsed and represented by the Yamaha Corporation of America, Sabian Cymbals, Vater Sticks and Mallets, Aquarian Drum Heads, HipTrix Glowing Percussion, the Illinois Arts Council, and Urban Gateways Center for Arts Education.