"Tom is a wonderfully talented musician, who has an amazing gift for writing hit songs." (Susan Tedeschi)
MUSIC ROW MAGAZINEE - Hambridge is a super roots rocker on his new Bang n' Roll CD. He is making noise in Music City as a producer, drummer and passion-packed vocalist. As a songwriter, he has cuts by Lynyrd Skynyrd, George Thorogood, Delbert McClinton, Buddy Guy and Susan Tedeschi, as well as country acts such as Jeffrey Steele and Keith Anderson. If you love Seger, Springsteen, Mellendamp and Petty you're gonna dig Bang n' Roll. A lot.
What do Susan Tedeschi, Johnny Winter, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Delbert McClinton, Buddy Guy, Van Zant, George Thorogood and Shemekia Copeland have in common? Nashville-based triple threat, two time Grammy-nominated songwriter/producer/singer-drummer TOM HAMBRIDGE.
When Tom's not in the studio or co-writing (Tom has a publishing deal with EMI), the multi-instrumentalist can be found on the road, touring behind his new release, TOM HAMBRIDGE AND THE RATTLESNAKES LIVE (Black Rose Records). Hambridge and his band will open a string of dates for George Thorogood & The Destroyers in August including stops at Johnson City, NY (August 14), Hyannis, MA (August 15), Hampton Beach, NH (two sold-out shows August 17 & 18), Block Island, RI (August 19), Westbury, NY (August 22), Atlantic City, NJ (August 23) , Baltimore, MD (August 24) and Richmond, VA (August 26). Hambridge opens for Lynyrd Skynyrd in Portsmouth, VA on August 25.
As a songwriter, Tom Hambridge is on fire. Tom wrote five songs on Lynyrd Skynyrd's CD Vicious Cycle and has a song on Skynyrd's platinum-selling THYRTY greatest hits collection on MCA. Tom co-wrote two songs on Keith Anderson's Arista CD including his Top 5 hit "Every Time I Hear Your Name" which was the 15th most-played song on on country radio for 2006. Tom has 3 songs on Van Zant's gold selling debut release and has 3 songs, including the title track on their new release, My Kind Of Country and he wrote Van Zant's latest single "Goes Down Easy". Tom has a song on Rodney Atkins platinum-selling debut release, If You're Going Through Hell. He wrote 4 songs on Delbert McClinton's Grammy-winning CD Cost Of Living, has two songs on Jeffrey Steele's Outlaw, two songs on Susan Tedeschi's recent live CD and a song on Shemekia Copeland's The Soul Truth. Tom's song "I Fell In Love", sung by Susan Tedeschi, is featured in the film and on the soundtrack for the new movie "Bug".
As an artist, Tom Hambridge has released four solo releases: 2007's TOM HAMBRIDGE AND THE RATTLESNAKES LIVE (Black Rose Records), Bang 'n Roll (2004/UTR Music Group), 2000's Balderdash (Artemis Records), which had two Triple A hit singles and 1996's Still Running. Tom has toured with Willie Nelson, Kiss, Black Crowes and Lynyrd Skynyrd and has recently been touring as Buddy Guy's special guest.
As a drummer, Tom has recorded and/or toured with the HANK WILLIAMS JR., James Taylor, Ben Orr (The Cars) and Bo Diddley and has appeared as drummer/bandleader for Chuck Berry, Martha Reeves and the Vandellas and Roy Buchanan.
As a producer, Tom has worked with some of the best in the business. He is currently producing a new Buddy Guy record for Sony titled Skin Deep. In 2005, he received a Grammy-nomination for his role as producer of Johnny Winter's I'm A Bluesman. He's worked in the studio with Delbert McClinton, Jonny Lang and Lynyrd Skynyrd. In addition to producing Susan Tedeschi's platinum-selling Grammy-nominated disc Just Won't Burn , Tom wrote Tedeschi's Top 10 Triple A hits "Rock Me Right" and "It Hurt So Bad". Tom Hambridge did production work, sang, played and wrote 4 songs on the new George Thorogood and the Destroyer's The Hard Stuff, co-writing the title track with Thorogood.