Tom Hanson is a performing musician and songwriter hailing from Bristol, Rhode Island. Well versed in wide a variety of genres ranging from Rock, Pop, Alternative, Folk, and Finger-style, Tom’s diverse repertoire and interactive performance style is sure to offer something for everyone on almost any occasion.
Since age 12, he’s proudly studied with the likes of Joel Hoekstra (Tran-Siberian Orchestra, Whitesnake, Cher), Kaki King, Liz Lawrence and Steve Young. He was named as a Top Performer during his tenure with Carnival Cruise Lines. He’s played the Second Stage at the Xfinity Center on multiple occasions. In 2018, he won “Best College Act” at the Worcester Music Awards.
As a soloist, Tom tends to sound more like a full band rather than a solo performer. He combines traditional guitar playing with loops, percussion, and effects to create a truly electrifying show for his audience. Blues legend, James Montgomery, states “He’s one of the best acoustic players I’ve ever seen!”
Tom also plays well with others. Since 2019, he’s been is the guitarist for 7 Day Weekend, a high energy cover band that plays all over New England. He’s also a member of The Sultans (Jerry Bennett Entertainment), a renowned wedding band company that plays weddings and private events all over the country.
Tom is available for hire at bars, restaurants, clubs, weddings, private events and session work. Click here to book Tom for your event!