Tom Hipps Band

Tom Hipps Band

BandChristianAdult Contemporary

Singer/songwriter Tom Hipps has an extensive background in the music industry as a performer, writer, and session vocalist. His songs were featured in the film "Staring At Headlights" and he has written music for Chicago's Second City Theatre.

Biography

I've been in the music biz many years... started playing gigs when I was around 15. Writer, performer, session vocalist. Born in the small town of Winona, MN, now based in Minneapolis. I was in a big-hair "glam" band in the late 80's (Extra Super Hold Aqua Net hairspray, baby!). I've performed thousands of shows all over the US and Canada (hit me up for my Canadian Border Patrol story sometime... it's a hoot).

Some highlights of my career:

I was a lead vocalist on the 2002 Target Corporation CD "Praise & Worship Christmas" which sold 32,000 copies;

Provided original soundtrack music for the film "Staring at Headlights";

Have written music for Second City Theater in Chicago;

Appeared on the Fox network TV show "America's Most Wanted" ... no, it's not what you think!! My band was playing in a nightclub in Montana where they were filming an episode, so we were the house band in the scene;

My music has been featured on Minneapolis' KARE-11 TV morning news broadcast several times;

Recently appeared at Sonshine, a huge 3-day Christian music festival, and got to meet and/or watch from the side of the stage some of my favorite Christian bands like Third Day and the David Crowder Band.

I'm one of three music worship leaders at my church, The Rock (www.rockthechurch.com). It is a very cool non-denominational Christian church for those who are into God, but not "religion."

I'm gigging mostly around the Midwest these days, either as a solo artist or with a full band, depending on the venue. I'm a semi-regular at Club 3 Degrees and the Fine Line Music Cafe in downtown Minneapolis, and perform annually at the MN State Fair in the Crossroads Chapel. I'm also half of the duo Costello & Hipps ... we play supper clubs, private parties, cruise boats, etc.

Then there's my lounge act, Tom Hipps & the Shakers. That's a once-in-a-while gig that should be alot of fun ... we debuted at Treasure Island Casino in March 2007.

I've released 2 albums: "Everybody & Their Brother" and "Then Went the Demons". I've gotten airplay on several radio stations in the US and around the world, which is pretty cool. I used to be signed with Above Records out of LA, but am now independent.

See my webpage at http://www.tomhipps.com

Management: The Management Agency
http://www.themanagementagency.com
(904) 680-7450

Discography

Everybody and Their Brother - 2002
Then Went the Demons - 2006

Set List

ORIGINAL SONGS (all gatherings & venues)
Take You Down
Back to You
Below the Surface
Blue Haze
Home For Good
Turn Us Again
All Day Long
Listen To Your Fears
Your Love Won‚t Leave Me Alone
Other Plans
Tears in a Bottle
Forever
Afraid To Let Go
Clean
11th Day of May
Evelyn
All This Trouble
Mr. G
Thinking of You