Tom Baptist

Tom Baptist

 Tampa, Florida, USA
SoloPopAdult Contemporary

Let me introduce my self. My Name is Tom Baptist. I am a vocalist/musician/composer and I have been playing throughout the Tampa Bay area since 1995. I am primaily a vocalist and play keyboards. I have a plethora of original music as well as cover I play live.

Biography

I am known as Tampa Bay’s Smoothest Vocalist because of my vocal style which is most often compared to Lou Rawls although I don’t try to mimic anyone and maintain my own distinct style. My act is fully self contained including several sets of amplifiers and speakers to accommodate venues large and small as well as stage lights as needed.
I sing and play 3 keyboards but do not use pre-sequenced music. My keyboards all have “intelligent programming” which follows me as I play so I’m never a slave to a given song or format. It feels and sounds like I’m playing with live sidemen because I can improvise at will. I can play all original music or cover tunes or a general mix of both as required. My music is generally piano driven although
I solo on piano, trumpet, guitar, sax, vibes and more from my keyboards, and occasionally I hire a live saxman or other players as needed. I cover several music genres and my target audience is 45 to 75yrs old.

Discography

for streaming excepts see www.tampabaysmoothest.com
http://www.iknomusic.com/profile/TomBaptist

Set List

Original Songs from up coming CD's

CD Here's the News, It's the Blues

Lady Down the Hall-Night Life-Monday Mornin' Blues
-Funky Shoes-Plan to Escape-Here's the News, It's the Blues-Crash Dive

CD Shut Up and Play (All instrumentals)

Casa Mia-Storm Eye-Hip Pocket Samba-Smokin' Up Da Joint-SITA-Caliente-8th Avenue-Smooth 69 Groove-Tommie's Groove-Sus Samba-The Promise

CD Collective

Learn the Truth-In Awe-Run-You Lied-Shelter-
The Question-Peace in the Valley

Covers

Jazz/ Big Band/ Standards and More
WHEN SUNNY GETS BLU-MY WAY-MONA LISA-SMOKE GETS IN YOUR EYES-FLY ME TO THE MOON-KANSAS CITY-FEVER-SUMMER WIND-WONDERFUL WORLD-THE NEARNESS OF YOU-LADY IS A TRAMP-GIRL FROM IPANEMA-COME FLY WITH ME-ONE FOR MY BABY-QUIET NIGHTS/QUIET STARS-MY FAVORITE THINGS-STRANGERS IN THE NIGHT-AND I LOVE YOU SO-MARES EAT OATS-NEW YORK NEW YORK-IT’S IMPOSSIBLE-MOON RIVER-UNDER MY SKIN-SMACK DAB IN THE MIDDLE-SATIN DOLL-THE COFFEE SONG-SONG FOR MY FATHER-YOU ARE MY SUNSHIN