Tommy Zamp

Tommy Zamp

 New York City, New York, USA
SoloRockAmericana

“You Don’t Know Me” is a brilliant barrier-breaking collection of songs that marries various traditional music genres.

Biography

After moving to New York in 2006, within a few short months he joined NYC rock band Fixer.  Soon after, they signed a deal with Riker Hill Records, began touring nationally and had the pleasure of working with the late Bill Aucoin, former manager for Kiss.  

While touring with Fixer and other hired projects, Tommy has had the opportunity to share the stage with some of todays biggest rock bands like The Beastie Boys, Blondie, Blue Oyster Cult and Theory of a Deadman and even played with members of Candelbox, Fuel and Tantric.

After Fixer, Tommy started his band Circus Life and has been touring across the US and UK.  With two Circus Life releases under his belt, Tommy is now ramping up to release his debut solo album "You Don't Know Me" which is slated for a fall 2017 release. Stay tuned!

Lyrics

Pretty Girls

Written By: Tommy Zamp

Pretty Girls

Im just taking a walk around at night
Now NYC you’re such a pretty sight
Im just looking for something to see
I got a little bit of money in my pocket for me
So I go to the corner when something caught my eye

Look at the girls all around
Im looking baby I aint messing around

They got lil short short and their push up tops
Don’t worry mama they got nothing I want
They got stars in their eyes from the moment I see
All these big city girls are just lying to me they go
La La La La La La La La La La La La La
Oh now you don’t have to worry baby no more

Ive been to NYC and LA
London Tokyo and even Paris France
Ive been all around the world and what have I seen
All these pretty girls just walking the scene
they got guitars on their backs and dreams in their eyes
Everybody’s got the same fear in their sights
So I go to the corner and something caught my eye

Tattoos of Stars

Written By: Tommy Zamp

Tattoos of Stars

She’s got the moves that make me high

She got curly hair 
Its dirty blonde but baby I don’t care
she got tattoos of stars (send me to mars) 
if you need me 
Ill be waiting there
She got a red lipstick on her birthday (ha make a wish)  
Blow out ya candles with no mistake 
She’s drinking ice cold beer on a warm day
believe me when I say

She got the moves
She kinda moves
she kinda moves and it get me high

Swirling and twirling with our toes in the sand
Smell it in the air the sweet summer romance
Turn the radio on and sing our favorite songs
all together as we watch the sun go down
Light the fire pit as ya steel a kiss
From her sweet cherry red lips
and you’re going down with your summer crown
living while we’re young and free

She keeps on batting her eyes
dancing under the disco ball in the sky
her bikinis got black and white polka dots
believe me Im seeing spots
we got a nice clear view of the ocean waves
catching a buzz watching the suds
we keep rolling around in the summer sand
leaving me in the clouds

She got the moves
She kinda moves
she kinda moves and it get me high

Swirling and twirling with our toes in the sand
Smell it in the air the sweet summer romance
Turn the radio on and sing our favorite songs
all together as we watch the sun go down
Light the fire pit as ya steel a kiss
From her sweet cherry red lips
and you’re going down with your summer crown
living while we’re young and free

Let It Go

Written By: Tommy Zamp

Let It Go

Keep on running your mistakes will always find you
Glance at your rearview mirror, tell yourself its behind you
If you haven’t come to terms with it, it ain’t gone
Till you finally tell yourself, you been running far to long

Let it go
Let it go
Let it go

Keep on trucking looking for a new direction
On a move it seems but everything stays the same
You keep falling down
and you cry you’re all alone

Let it go
Let it go
Let it go

Ahhhh ooohhh

So you keep on trucking looking in your rearview mirror
You can keep on running but you’ll never gonna be that fast
If theres one thing that Ive learned
Is that you’ll run as fast as your heart will burn
But you’ll never run away from your mistakes

Let it go
Let it go
Let it go

Beautiful Losers

Written By: Tommy Zamp

Beautiful Losers

He's a beautiful loser
she’s a beautiful loser
You’re all beautiful loser
You’re a beautiful loser
They’re all beautiful loser
Im a loser too you’ll see

And you take two steps down your blvd
with the freaks and queens and their demigods and think
They’re a lot like me

And you take 2 seconds with their fancy cars
their lipstick stains on their coat of arms and see
we’re all freaks and queens

This town is deceiving

Hes a beautiful loser
she’s a beautiful loser
You’re all beautiful loser
You’re a beautiful loser
Im a beautiful loser
We’re all beautiful you’ll see

And your day time jobs just a 9 to 5
while ya think to yourself that you’re gonna cry but know
you got a quarter to go

Then you jump on your bike and you take a ride across the
Brooklyn Bridge to get down tonight and drink
all your worries away

surround yourself with your own kind

Hes a beautiful loser
she’s a beautiful loser
You’re all beautiful loser
You’re a beautiful loser
Im a beautiful loser
They’re all beautiful you’ll see

Take your time don’t be scared
Pinch yourself its truth or dare
follow your heart and know that
love will find your there

Take your time but don’t be long
Love yourself man you’re never wrong
and we will be there waiting

Hes a beautiful loser
she’s a beautiful loser
You’re all beautiful losers
You’re a beautiful loser
They’re all beautiful loser
Im a beautiful loser

You’re beautiful - So beautiful

Romeo

Written By: Tommy Zamp

Romeo

Sometimes I lie awake at night count the shadows on my wall
Forget about them sheep they never work at all
I think about all the girls that I used to know
wonder how their life turned out

Are they searching for something new
and do they ever have theirs doubts
Take a walk down that lonesome road as they keep
waiting for their own

Romeo wheres your Romeo
You keep on waiting for your love to show
You keep on calling out for your Romeo and you
Wait wait wait WAIT……

Fear your heart, is gone

Baby Im not from around here and I aint from over there
but everywhere I go I simply watch and stare
At the lonely heart club members wandering the streets
around this town

Are they searching for something new
and do they ever have theirs doubts
Take a walk down that lonesome road as they keep
waiting for their own

Romeo wheres your Romeo
You keep on waiting for your love to show
You keep on calling out for your Romeo and you
Wait wait wait WAIT……

No More Lies

Written By: Tommy Zamp

No More Lies

Im feeling so scared and I don’t know why
You haven’t been with me in 14 nights
You ask me how and then tell me its alright
Now baby you and I know you can’t lie

So go on and tell me whats on your mind
Don’t leave me out to dry tonight

You keep on talking about rainbows and butterflies in the sky
You keep on acting like theres not some other guy
I can’t keep rolling in this circle and living in a lie
So go on and tell me One more of your lies

Ill play the game as long as you want
Cause girl you and I never talk
Partners in crime thats what we used to be
but now I see you don’t even look at me

So go on and tell me whats on your mind
Dont leave me out to dry tonight

You keep on talking about rainbows and butterflies in the sky
You keep on acting like theres not some other guy
I can’t keep rolling in this circle and living in a lie
So don’t go on and tell me anymore of your lies

You keep on talking about rainbows and butterflies in the sky
You keep on acting like theres not some other guy
I can’t keep rolling in this circle and living in a lie
So don’t go on and tell me One more of your lies

Time

Written By: Tommy Zamp

Time

Here we go again
Ill play the game
Make a change
I hear your song
Its in my mind
Its taken over my whole life
We won’t waste no more

Time
Color me a beating heart
it comes alive
Time
Color me a beating heart
it comes alive

Take a ride, take a dive you know you’re gonna lose some
Keeping faith aint so easy ya know when you’re out of control
Here ya go play the game again ya know you want some
I hear your song
Its in my mind
Its taken over my whole life
We won’t waste no more

Time
Color me a beating heart
it comes alive
Time
Color me a beating heart
it comes alive

Calling Mother Mary

Written By: Tommy Zamp

Calling Mother Mary

Help me Mother Mary
Help with what I see
Living on the southside
far from sanity

I need an answer for a lesson
Searching through the cold
Calling Mother Mary
Come and fix it all

From a mix of sweet emotions
and shit I can’t explain

Listen Mother Mary won’t you come on down today
Calling - Calling - Mother Mary

I went looking for an answer
Strung out from the cold
called up Mother Mary
Ill tell ya what she told

She went out for some coffee
Never to return
now Im filled with anger
someones gonna burn

From a mix of sweet emotions
and shit I can’t explain

Listen Mother Mary won’t you come on down today
Calling - Calling - Mother Mary

You Don't Know Me

Written By: Tommy Zamp

You Don’t Know Me

Tell me, am I late?
Has my time gone and passed me by
Tell me, the right words to say
Cuz baby I don’t want you to cry

Now you, don’t know me
and baby now one day you’re gonna see
You gotta look beyond my eyes
to see you drive me wild
as any man could ever be

Take another chance
let me buy that drink between your hands
a simple conversation is all I really want
please don’t be afraid to tell me somethings wrong

now you, don’t know me
and baby now one day you’re gonna see
You gotta look beyond my eyes
to see you drive me wild
as any man could ever be

Tell me Im wrong - You say that you’re gonna find your other friends
Your leaving it all - I tell ya your wrong cuz I can’t pretend
In other news its the way your play the game
I love it I hate Ill never replace it I hope you feel the same
yeah yeah yeah yeah you

now you, don’t know me
and baby now one day you’re gonna see
You gotta look beyond my eyes
to see you drive me wild
as any man could ever be

You drive me wild
You drive me wild
You drive me wild
You drive me wild

Dreams Are Made And Hearts Are Broken

Written By: Tommy Zamp

Dreams are made

There's a bar out in queens that closes with the sparrows
When the sun comes up, I know I've seen it for years.
And I think to myself what am I doing here.

With a drink to my face in a shady dark corner where the candle light flickers the shadows of faces and dreams that have all come and gone over the years

It's time to move on I keep losing control. I'm spinning in circles with no where to go but in here "Dreams are made and hearts are broken"

Night after night a new crowd shuffles in from the hipsters to the junkies and the blue collar kids
That come to get away and drink the same ole shit

As I look around the room full of all new faces
I cant help but wonder what brings me to places
to find love or talk about my dreams

It's time to move on They keep losing control. They're spinning in circles with no where to go but in here "Dreams are made and hearts are broken"

As the sun goes down on the city that never sleeps I find myself back in my usual seat.
With a glass in my hand 'Here we go again' I say

It's time to move on I keep losing control. I'm spinning in circles with no where to go but in here "Dreams are made and hearts are broken"

Goodbye NYC

Written By: Tommy Zamp

Goodbye NYC

Moving out west for the sunsets
no more reason to be here
Goodbye NYC Ill never forget
how good you’ve been to me

Now its time to move on - I really loved you
Time to find the sunset in my eyes
Time to relive all that you would ever find
for the brightness is never far behind

Its was a hell of a party that Ill never forget
Please don’t shed a tear
Theres more than 12 million here
Yeah its been a hell of a party alright
I'd go out on the LES get laid every night

Now its time to move on - I’ll always love you
Time to wipe the tears from your eyes
Goodbye NYC Ill see you soon
for the sun will always rise on you

Its been a long time coming
but you just ain’t what ya use to
maybe Im just getting old but
Nah I think its you

Now its time to move on - I still love you
Time to hang the pictures on the wall
Ill never forget all those time we messed around

late night cabbies
after hour bars too
oh but NY my time is through

Discography

Tommy Zamp "You Don't Know Me"

New York, NY – Tommy Zamp is thrilled to announce the release of the his debut solo album, 

You Don’t Know Me, available everywhere on Nov 28th, 2017.

Known for his guitar work in hit NYC rock bands Fixer (Riker Hill Records) and Circus Life, Tommy continues to move forward and forge his signature style and sound.  His arsenal of Les Paul’s and Marshall amps help define his unique sound and musical flavor that draws influences from all over the music world, but most notably from Slash, Aerosmith and Butch Walker.

“You Don’t Know Me” is a brilliant barrier-breaking collection of songs that marries various traditional music genres. With the bluesy, honky-tonk opener, Pretty Girls, “You Don’t Know Me” takes listeners through a musical journey where no two songs are alike.  Further into the record is the carefree tune Tattoos of Stars and you just won’t be able to keep your foot from tapping along.  Then there is the hard-rocking Calling Mother Mary, a song sure to invoke your best fist-punching and rock horns thrown into the air.  The record ends with the heartfelt closer, Goodbye NYC.  Don’t be surprised if you shed a few tears.  Tommy Zamp takes away the need to make a playlist, and now you just have to press play.  The first single, Romeo, is out now - so go get a glimpse of what this record can do.  You Don't Know Me is leaving nothing untouched.

From his gigs around the US and UK, Tommy Zamp’s guitar playing and unique style have earned him the opportunity to share the stage with the likes of The Beastie Boys and Blondie and to play with members of Candlebox and Fuel to only name a few.  As his popularity grows, so will his influence on music. 

Set List

Set List

  1. Pretty Girls
  2. Tattoos of Stars
  3. Let it go
  4. Beautiful Losers
  5. Romeo
  6. No More Lies
  7. Calling Mother Mary
  8. Time 
  9. You Don't Know Me
  10. Dreams Are Made and Hearts Are Broken
  11. Goodbye NYC
  12. Fighter