Tommy Strazza & The Model Citizens
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Tommy Strazza & The Model Citizens

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"Rock Of Ages"

The excellent rocking new album "Welcome To The Rest Of Your Life." The LP — musically arena, punk and indie rock. With its sweeping power chords and sing-along anthems, Strazza follows his own muse — and she's holding a Les Paul.
Chris Jordan, The Home News Tribune, - Chris Jordan/ The Home News Tribune

"Jersey Beat"

"That was one hell of a show Im glad to have been a part of Tommy Strazza's world for an hour."
Tris McCall, Jersey Beat Magazine, - Tris Mccall


*New album* "Welcome To The Rest Of Your Life"
First single "Detour", has been nominated for Song Of The Year at The 2007 Asbury Music Awards.



Here is a quote from one of Tommy Strazza's biggest fans, and is by no means biased by their friendship to him or by the fact that they are in actuality writing the very same bio you are about to read.
When Tommy straps on his guitar, whether its in a dusty, drunken New Brunswick apartment, or on stage at the world famous Stone Pony, he becomes a completely different person altogether. Its the kind of person we don’t get to hear from too often these days the kind of person looking to take us somewhere special and its somewhere each and every one of us will never want to leave.
Tommy Strazza was born to play rock and roll music. And that’s not a quote; it’s a fact. One of the east coasts best kept secrets, Tommy grew up in the quiet suburban town of East Brunswick, New Jersey and has been flapping his musical wings across the country since the late 90’s, spreading his rock n roll gospels for all to hear, performing both solo, and currently with his band Tommy Strazza & The Model Citizens
“The live show is church to me”, explains Tommy. I want to move people in the same way that you feel when you have a religious experience, because that’s what it is for me. Everybody is welcome.
If the live show is church, then the albums and songs are the scriptures from which I, and the band refer to. They have to tell a story, and serve a purpose. Not just be a collection of songs on a record. They have to be related to one another, and co-exist for the same cause. Since many of the bands Tommy has played in have had rotating roster issues, and in order not to lose momentum, Tommy took the liberty to learn how to play several instruments. In addition to writing and producing all of his own songs, he performs some of them entirely on his own, as well
He started his first solo project, Crawl, in 1999. His self-titled second release was kicked off with a highly acclaimed performance at Asbury Park’s Stone Pony on September 22, 2002
"That was one hell of a show I’m glad to have been a part of Tommy Strazza's world for an hour." - Tris McCall, Jersey Beat Magazine..
After having released his third solo album “Welcome To The Rest Of Your life”, in July 2007, Tommy is playing all over the east coast, both solo, and with his band, as he continues to leave an impression on the growing New Jersey rock scene.”I want to be an inspiration, a risk taker and an envelope pusher.” Tommy’s song, “Detour”, was nominated for Song Of The Year, at the 2007 Asbury Music Awards. “I want to excite people about music, the way that it grabbed me as a kid.” With the strongest lineup he has ever had, and producer, Mark Mulane(April Smith, Spiraling, The Misery Loves), Tommy and the band go into the studio to record their next album in late November 2008, with a scheduled release in the summer of ’09.Time to get excited folks, because Tommy Strazza has arrived!!!

Tommy has been nominated for Top Male Acoustic Act at the 2008 Asbury Music Awards.