Singer songwriter, producer, arranger and performer
Tommy D has for many years been singing the repertoire of Cole Porter, Rogers & Heart, George Gershwin, Kurt Weill and Serge Gainsbourg in London, Stockholm, Barcelona, New York, Paris and now in Berlin.
He has been performing in many nightclub acts , TV shows, and musicals during the years. In Paris he has been “crooning” in such legendary venues as Chez Maxim’s and the Jazz club Le Bilboquet.
Tommy’s interpretations of jazz standards, and Tin Pan Alley songs are sincere and sensitive, yet with a twinkle in his eye. He swings in that easy and relaxed way that made Frank Sinatra and Nat King Cole so popular. He croons to the original 1950’s arrangements of Nelson Riddle and even his microphones are from the time. The smooth talking in between numbers and the smart 40’s and 50’s suits, together with the softness of his voice create a flashback to the golden days of swing and Film Noir.
He mixes the Great American Songbook with highlights from the late 1950’s Jazz repertoire of Serge Gainsbourg. True to the original feeling of these songs, he sing them in French.
“Rock goes swing” is repertoire, where Tommy D and his commercial band make their jazzy interpretations of rock classics from The Doors and The Beatles to The Rolling Stones.
Tommy D and his Commercial Band invite you to a convincing retro experience where the melodies linger on like smoke rings in the air.
But TOMMY D is also a song righter with a long list of his own compositions and arrangements. Going back to the late 1970’s he has recorded song in such different styles as Punk, Disco, Big Band Jazz, Electro Swing, Rockabilly, Country , R&B, Rap, Soul and Folk. He has also recorded many of the most famous West End Musicals from The Phantom of the Opera to Les Miserables.
During 2013 he will be recording his new songs in Paris and Berlin.
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