South Jersey Acoustic Roots Music Society (SJARMS) will be featuring the local performer, singer/guitarist/ penny whistle player Tom Kingston for our May meeting on Monday, May 8, 2017 at 7:00 pm at the Medford Memorial Community Center, 21 South Main Street, Medford, NJ.
Tom said he will play some Beatles tunes, some Irish tunes and a little of everything in between.
Admission is $10 at the door. More info 609-280-4926. Info on SJARMS membership: www.sjarms.com.
Tom Kingston has been performing for over 45 years in the South Jersey and Philadelphia area. A Williamstown, NJ native, he earned a degree in music as a classical guitarist from Glassboro State College (Now Rowan University) but has extensive experience in other musical traditions, including rock, folk, jazz and traditional Irish, becoming proficient on several instruments as well as expanding his vocal abilities. His passion for music also led him to an eight year stint as the musical director and MC of The Circlewood Coffeehouse at the Unitarian Universalist Church in Cherry Hill where he presented such legends as Chris Smither, Richie Havens, John Hartford and Livingston Taylor in concert while also promoting the finest in local talent.
In addition to occasional solo performances, for over 25 years he has been a member of the Irish vocal group The Baloney Brothers, and for the past 15 years he served as a founding member of The Beatles musical tribute, The Rubber Souls, where he supplied guitar, keyboards, bass, percussion and vocals as well as being the primary arranger. Not just a Beatles reenactment, The Rubber Souls delved into the catalogue, performing and recording up to 80% of the Beatles recorded work. Tom’s deep knowledge of The Beatles music will take us into the songs, where secrets of their songwriting will be revealed!