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BIO

Born in Long Island, New York, Tommy Williams immersed himself in The Beatles’ music starting at the age of three. After honing his skills on guitar, bass, keyboards, songwriting and arranging, he began his professional career at age 17 on the New York club circuit. He soon landed the position of guitarist, keyboardist and Musical Director for ‘80’s teen-pop queen DEBBIE GIBSON, touring the world and appearing on her first three albums (including lead guitar on the US #1 hit “Lost In Your Eyes”).

 

Tommy has played with many of his heroes, including ALAN WHITE of Yes, RICK NIELSEN, ROBIN ZANDER and TOM PETERSSON of Cheap Trick, MARSHALL CRENSHAW, GENE CORNISH of The Rascals, JOEY MOLLAND of Badfinger, and DENNY LAINE and STEVE HOLLEY of Wings. His performances with the New York-based band WONDEROUS STORIES have included “full album” concerts of such seminal works as The Beatles’ “Abbey Road”, Yes’ “The Yes Album”, Pink Floyd’s “Dark Side Of The Moon” and The Who’s “Tommy”, as well as their annual 25-piece recreation of the George Harrison classic “Concert For Bangladesh”. He also performs regularly with PATTY SMYTH and SCANDAL, John Fogerty keyboard wizard BOB MALONE, and “Beatlemania” alumni TONY KISHMAN's symphonic Paul McCartney show “Live And Let Die”, while maintaining a busy schedule of session work, arranging, scoring, producing and teaching (when time permits).

 

After being a fan of the band for 20-plus years, Tommy (since 2010) has been a member of Philadelphia’s THE HOOTERS (“And We Danced”, “All You Zombies”, Cyndi Lauper’s “Time After Time” and Joan Osborne’s “One Of Us”), providing vocals, guitar, mandolin, mandola and keyboards, and playing to sold-out concert and festival crowds around the world.

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