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ToM BianchI


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The best kept secret in music


"Boston Magazine"

"The very edgy Tom Bianchi" - Boston Magazine

"The Boston Pheonix"

"You can't help it: you laugh, and you're forced to notice that other people are laughing with you. Your day is getting better exactly when it was not supposed to, and you are involuntarily drawn into a kind of communion with all the other people on the platform for whom the same thing is happening....You even feel a little disappointed when the train comes. " - Best Boston Issue

"Artist opinion"

"Someone's got to tell this guy he put a whole band out of a job with that Bass Guitar!" - Vance Gilbert, Performer

"SoundCheck Magazine"

"...few people can bring as much open-hearted fun to the bass (guitar) as Tom Bianchi." - Matt Robinson

"The Boston Globe"

"...the crowd was immediately suspicious.
Here, in one of the hippest comedy rooms in town,
was a hippie with a bass guitar, not even the standard acoustic guitar.
Then Bianchi started playing... the crowd laughed...
By the time he finished, he had the crowd singing along." - Nick Zaino

"The Harvard Crimson"

"Bianchi has become a popular character, possessing a special something that keeps even cute B.C. girls waiting past two or three trains." - Fifteen Minutes

"Artist Opinion"

"I've seen other bass players, but they're usually overshadowed by other guys in the band... Tom doesn't even NEED a band. He can make music all by himself."

(Tom co-wrote and performed the "Jim Show Jim" theme song, which can be found at Jim's website, ) - The Jim Show, Faneuil Hall Street Performer

"The Student Underground"

"Tom Bianchi’s subway show features three unique elements: his bass, his voice, and his mellow sense of humor." - Boston University


"Winchentucky Breakdown"
Released March 2005

"The Day The Curse Was Reversed"
Single. Released October 2004

"Round One"
With Paul Chiasson on Drums
Released in September 2004

With Jason Gardner on Drums
Released in May 2002

"Live at The Kendal Cafe"
Released 2001

"Park Street Blues"
Recorded live at Park St. subway station, Boston, MA
Released Sept. 2000
Re-released June 2003


Feeling a bit camera shy


“…he cut quite the picture approaching the stage holding his beat-up bass guitar with a strap proudly displaying scores of old buttons. The crowd was immediately suspicious…”
Nick Zaino, The Boston Globe

Tom has cut his teeth on the streets and in the subways of Boston, MA. In order to make a living "busking" (playing for tips on the streets), Tom has developed light-hearted and fun free style skills that include the world around. Therefore, every show is unique within itself which is why Tom tends to release live performances to CD rather than studio recordings. He also has a host of stories about his experiences and some ballads that can bring you to tears. His many years of experience have taught him how to play just about any room. Tom has played coffee houses, bars, hatch shells, kids shows, living rooms, birthday parties, house concerts, even a canadian shriners convention.

Currently, Tom is either touring, or playing local shows in Boston and supporting his music scene by running a weekly singer/songwriter series. Also, Tom has been a part of the prestigious Faneuil Hall Street Performers Program in Boston, MA for 5 years, a position that you must audition for every year.

What People Say
Randomly catching Tom in action prompted this Boston Phoenix writer to say, "The guy is funny, and he's singing about exactly what's happening to all of us right this second". In a live review, Sound Check Magazine wrote "As the crowd danced, sang, and shouted, Tom riffs and ripples through stories and songs, ballads and funky one-man jams, personal greetings and other on-the-spot lyric changes, doing all he could to make his audience feel at home."