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Tom Wehrle (Wor-Lee) is a new discovery for us here at your favourite spot on the net called The Melodic Net. I found this man while surfing around and I’m sure happy I did. Tom has just released his debut solo-album, and it’s an album he’s done very much on his own. Written, produced and mainly performed by him. Musically we’re in the neighbourhoods of bands like Travis, Toad The Wet Sprocket, Switchfoot and Ben Folds. The opening track “You Don’t Know” is very nice with a joyful production, and fourth out is the ballad “Moving On” which for some weird reasons has me thinking of John Wetton!… And the same happens in “Just A Boy” which is another very nice tune, so his voice gotta have something in common with the former Asia vocalist. Yes, I know I’m weird in my comparisons, but what can I do? There is always a little slight problem when an artist is doing almost everything on his own, but I think Tom has succeeded fine. I enjoy him at the most in his calmest moments, cause his voice is more suited for that sort of songs. In rockier tunes like “Something Isn’t Right” it’s a little weak and nasal. Other songs worth mentioning are “The Other” with flirts of Ben Folds and the over 7 minute long “Sara’s Song” which is beautiful indeed. As I said earlier, when this guy is soft, he’s sure a diamond in the making. - []


Newcomer Tom Wehrle is searching - the subjects of his songs are looking for many things - recongition, friendship, self-esteem, closure, understanding, fulfillment, and grace. Mixing Britsih pop influences with American adult alternative flavors, Something You Can't Find might be something you should find.

"You Don't Know" deals with popularity and with wanting to fit in, while struggling with issues no one can see. It features a kazoo chorus that is reminiscent of Huddle. "Something Isn't Right" has a toad the wet sprocket feel lyrically. "Finding Ourselves" combines the sounds of Ben Folds with Caedmon's Call. "6 & 1/2 the Other" is about trying to understand another's point of view:

I don't know why so please stand by
Or let me lie but I can't deny
That I'm confused over you
It's getting late and I can't communicate like this
Or comprehend what we're saying to one another
'Cause it's always six and one half the other

"Just a Boy" is a travel song, starting in New York and ending in Los Angeles. Admitting one's mistakes and dealing with being wrong is the subject of "Moving On". "Getting There" illustrates the journey we all take in life:

It's all about getting there
It's all about belief
It's all about fine lines and land mines and crawling on your knees
It's all wrapped up in wonder
It's all a simple prayer
It's all about learning to follow our hunger
It's all about getting there

Something You Can't Find is a promising debut for Wehrle. If he was looking for a positive review, he has found it here.

Brian A. Smith 6 May 2003 - The Phantom Tollbooth


Tom Wehrle has a high, gentle voice with which he sings earnest, sunshiny pop; you can’t help but like the guy and his music. Behind his words are soaring pianos, guitars, drums, and even kazoos. Highlights include the understated “Finding Ourselves” and the searching “Just a Boy.” - Playback St. Louis

"Something You Can’t Find"

by Jeff Hemmer

For the coffee purist, there are few things that can make a hot, black cup of coffee better. She doesn’t want it “French pressed.” And she doesn’t drink “Americano.” No cream. No sugar. The only additive that might enhance the taste is the sound of a mellow coffeehouse band creeping into the foreground.
A coffeehouse band is different from any other band. They’re not concerned with making it “big” or selling tons of CDs. What they really want to do is encapsulate in a song all the searching, all the questioning, all the musing that happens in a good coffeehouse. In a coffeehouse, everyone is a poet. Everyone is a philosopher. Everyone is simultaneously different from and just like everyone else. All because coffee is the great egalitizer.
When you open Tom Wehrle’s Something You Can’t Find, you can almost smell the coffee. And when you put it in your CD player, you can hear it resonating in the low-lit, bare brick-walled, magic cauldron of the coffeehouse.
Wehrle’s mellow, yet passionate vocals powerfully tell you the story of this 24-year-old, would-be philosopher. He searches for identity, for genuine relationships, for hope. Along his journey, he meets people that he wants you to meet, too. In all of this searching for what is always just around the next corner, Wehrle’s faith shines through. At times, he seems almost like Bunyan’s Everyman. He might as well have stood up from one of the coffeehouse tables with a guitar and started playing. He’s not unlike the rest of us as we listen to him. He’s not overly poetic. He makes the occasional grammatical error. But he’s accessible. His words have the down-to-earthiness we should expect from our favorite coffeehouse bands.
But Wehrle’s not a band. He plays almost all the instruments himself. And he does so with an passion that gives his music authority. You’ll never question his vulnerability. It percolates in his music.
What you can’t find finds Wehrle at the end of the album. The journey is less about finding than it is about being found. If he sets off to discover his identity, he finds it in the person of Jesus. “There’s more to us than turning to dust/ These hills and plains they all explain/ That there’s something more” (“There’s Something More”).
If you get it at, Wehrle’s debut can be had for less than the price of a pound of coffee. It seems worth it.

June 2003

by Jeff Hemmer - Relevant Magazine


When You Can't Wait for Tomorrow - Aug 2007
Room to Dream - Aug 2005
Something You Can't Find - May 2003



Tom has been a writing, recording and performing musical artist full time for the past 6 years. His music has matured into an eclectic blend of modern rock/pop, thoughtful lyrics, and fun catchy melodies that people have come to love. The love of his music can be seen by a large following on Myspace, Facebook, and through his own website. On Myspace alone he has had close to 1 million plays, and has over 41,000 friends.

When all is said and done in life what really matters? Tom Wehrle’s third release entitled When You Can’t Wait for Tomorrow seeks to answer the golden question. Tom believes in faith, friendship, authentic love, and living each day with purpose. His music is a witness of his strong beliefs in these things.

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Here are several album reviews:

"Be prepared: from the first moment that you put Tom Wehrle’s new CD Room To Dream in your CD player, you will definitely be addicted!" - - 2005

"Then there's his distinct voice; a voice that cuts through the clutter of Top 40 radio." - Seventh Seed – 2003

"Tom Wehrle's sophomore album is a melodic light rock affair that could easily find itself on a show's soundtrack on a WB show. His voice isn't raw but the production allows for some edges to come through in the mix. Incredibly enough Tom's not only a talented songwriter and performer but a damn dandy producer and studio engineer as he recorded and mixed this album in his own home studio. It might not be something totally from left-field being that it's a pure pop blissful rock album but the mainstream radio stations have needed something good to cling on for a while and this might just be the cure." - J-Sin - 2005

"The piano based singer songwriter Tom Wehrle is back with his second album and it’s a gem if you’re into modern pop. Its never shattering or monotonous, just very pleasant stories, written and performed by Tom Wehrle. There’s a bunch of similar pop/rock artists out there, but this guy is something extra so get Room to Dream today, or tomorrow. You won’t be disappointed." - - 2005

"Wehrle takes a page from John Mayer in his keen ear for a hook that will serve an introspective lyric well. While he often builds songs around his expressive piano work, this studio whiz also plays guitar and a variety of electronic keyboards on this self-produced disc." - Daily Vault - 2005