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"Bill Toms is a poet, a soul-shouter, and guitar slinger with one foot in the gutter and an eye on the heavens above. And man, does he front a great rock n' soul band! "


- Will Kimbrough (Nashville 2011)


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  • Harry

    Harry Vasto

    Hey, I saw you at Vasto. It was great! :) Kudos, Harry owner of Bigfreebet.com, UK sports betting
    Hey,


    I saw you at Vasto. It was great! smile

    Kudos, Harry owner of Bigfreebet.com, UK sports betting
  • Adam

    Adam Australia

    Hey mate(s) I came across a live video of your band playing "Had enough of these hard times" in Italy and I was amazed. Great song, great vibe to it. I'm a Swedish 23 y.o musician myself and I appreciate Real music.. Keep up the good work, if you got time, here's my stuff: http://soundcloud.com/thecloseriget Cheers // Adam. // hellqvist.adam@gmail.com
    Hey mate(s) I came across a live video of your band playing "Had enough of these hard times" in Italy and I was amazed. Great song, great vibe to it. I'm a Swedish 23 y.o musician myself and I appreciate Real music.. Keep up the good work, if you got time, here's my stuff:

    http://soundcloud.com/thecloseriget

    Cheers // Adam. // hellqvist.adam@gmail.com
  • antonio

    antonio vasto

    Bill, many thanks for yesterday rock'n roll night to Vasto. I'm very grateful to you and your friend Phil at the saxophone. Everytime, everywhere always rock'n roll
    Bill, many thanks for yesterday rock'n roll night to Vasto. I'm very grateful to you and your friend Phil at the saxophone.
    Everytime, everywhere always rock'n roll
  • BT

    BT Soulville

    Hope to see all of our friends at the 8th Annual Benefit Concert at Pittsburgh's Hard Rock on Wednesday Nov. 27. Lots of special guests and so much good... Thank you all for your support. Bill
    Hope to see all of our friends at the 8th Annual Benefit Concert at Pittsburgh's Hard Rock on Wednesday Nov. 27. Lots of special guests and so much good...
    Thank you all for your support.
    Bill
  • Big Lou & Kathi

    Big Lou & Kathi Robinson Twp

    :) Hey Bill, Hope the Café was rockin last night. We weren't able to get there but will see you again soon. Bedford was awesome! Best wishes to Will, I'm sure he did everyone proud. Rock On to Pittsburgh's BEST guitarist!! :)
    smile Hey Bill, Hope the Café was rockin last night. We weren't able to get there but will see you again soon. Bedford was awesome! Best wishes to Will, I'm sure he did everyone proud. Rock On to Pittsburgh's BEST guitarist!! smile
  • BT

    BT west PA

    I am looking forward to playing the Bedford (PA) Fall Foliage Festival tomorrow. Phil Brontz, Tom Valentine, Mark Cholewski, Bernie Herr, and I rockin in this beautiful town in central Pennsylvania. Sunday Oct. 6 (3-5pm). Oh yeah. Take a road trip brothers and sisters!
    I am looking forward to playing the Bedford (PA) Fall Foliage Festival tomorrow. Phil Brontz, Tom Valentine, Mark Cholewski, Bernie Herr, and I rockin in this beautiful town in central Pennsylvania. Sunday Oct. 6 (3-5pm). Oh yeah. Take a road trip brothers and sisters!
  • Eddie Herd

    Eddie Herd Pine Beach NJ.

    Know you are the best in Jersey....
    Know you are the best in Jersey....
  • BT

    BT

    So here's an update on my activities: I have been writing, writing, writing. The drive to create keeps me sane because it keeps me breathing. In other words, it's who I am. If you are an artist, you understand. I have also been working a full time day job the last two years to keep the bill collectors off the lawn. Seems to work better then chasing them with an ax. I am a weld inspector, working mostly in the steel mills in Pittsburgh. It's dirty, physical labor. But funny thing about it is, I don't mind. Would rather do this then sit in an office. You do what you got to do. I once wrote “I can’t even afford to be who I’m supposed to be”. Maybe who you are, and what you do are two different things. I’ll always play music, write and perform till they pull the guitar out of my cold, dead hands. And the plus is, the folks I work for give me some freedom to tour. I also like the fact that I see the world through the eyes of labor. I hope that honesty is reflected in the music that is created. So because of my work, I have cut back on taking gigs that don't make sense. Like driving 7 hours to play for the door. Nobody got time for that! The next step will be recording. If you purchased “Memphis”, you know how good Will Kimbrough is. I plan to work with him again on our next project. After that comes the artwork, manufacturing, promotions, radio, touring, etc. It is quite a big undertaking. I appreciate my dear friend and manager, Ira Planer for helping me clear the fog. Since we have no big record label throwing money at us, the financial struggle is great. Maybe we will try kickstarter and see what this does for us. If anyone has any ideas on how to raise money a better way, please let us know. (Can’t sell or promise my body or mind to science. Too many miles, along with other things in there, nobody needs to see). We are so thankful for the friends and fans who support us. Feel free to voice your ideas and opinions. Any gigs, festivals, house concerts, etc. that you know of, or run, that would be a good fit for us. I believe strongly in what I have to offer as a songwriter and musician. I want to thank you for believing in me. All the love, Bill Toms
    So here's an update on my activities:

    I have been writing, writing, writing. The drive to create keeps me sane because it keeps me breathing. In other words, it's who I am. If you are an artist, you understand.

    I have also been working a full time day job the last two years to keep the bill collectors off the lawn. Seems to work better then chasing them with an ax. I am a weld inspector, working mostly in the steel mills in Pittsburgh. It's dirty, physical labor. But funny thing about it is, I don't mind. Would rather do this then sit in an office. You do what you got to do. I once wrote “I can’t even afford to be who I’m supposed to be”. Maybe who you are, and what you do are two different things. I’ll always play music, write and perform till they pull the guitar out of my cold, dead hands. And the plus is, the folks I work for give me some freedom to tour. I also like the fact that I see the world through the eyes of labor. I hope that honesty is reflected in the music that is created. So because of my work, I have cut back on taking gigs that don't make sense. Like driving 7 hours to play for the door. Nobody got time for that!

    The next step will be recording. If you purchased “Memphis”, you know how good Will Kimbrough is. I plan to work with him again on our next project. After that comes the artwork, manufacturing, promotions, radio, touring, etc. It is quite a big undertaking. I appreciate my dear friend and manager, Ira Planer for helping me clear the fog. Since we have no big record label throwing money at us, the financial struggle is great. Maybe we will try kickstarter and see what this does for us. If anyone has any ideas on how to raise money a better way, please let us know. (Can’t sell or promise my body or mind to science. Too many miles, along with other things in there, nobody needs to see). We are so thankful for the friends and fans who support us. Feel free to voice your ideas and opinions. Any gigs, festivals, house concerts, etc. that you know of, or run, that would be a good fit for us.

    I believe strongly in what I have to offer as a songwriter and musician. I want to thank you for believing in me.

    All the love,

    Bill Toms
  • Keith G. Kondrich

    Keith G. Kondrich City of Fear

    Late in posting this but last Saturday night at Frankies was another fantastic show! Bill, Tom and their bands should be selling out arenas all over the world! Absolutely LOVED the new "supercharged" version of "Don't Ever Say I Let You Down!"
    Late in posting this but last Saturday night at Frankies was another fantastic show! Bill, Tom and their bands should be selling out arenas all over the world! Absolutely LOVED the new "supercharged" version of "Don't Ever Say I Let You Down!"
  • Stefano

    Stefano Forli, Italy

    Sad to hear you're not gonna tour Italy this year...:( Mandatory to catch up next year... we're looking forward to meeting you again. All the best.
    Sad to hear you're not gonna tour Italy this year...frown Mandatory to catch up next year... we're looking forward to meeting you again. All the best.

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