(June 10, 2016) – Tom “The Suit” Forst, a local musician will act as a judge in tomorrow’s Connecticut Blues Band Challenge finals. The event will take place tomorrow, June 11 at 1pm at the Hannon Hatch VFW in West Hartford.
The community is invited to attend this special event.
Finalists in the competition include:
The Coffee Grinders
Carl Ricci & 706 Union Avenue
The Rich Badowski Blues Band
The Danny Draher Band
About “The Suit”:
Eight years ago Tom was a corporate vice president who quit it all to pursue his music career full-time – hence the name, THE SUIT. Since then Tom has gained acclaim as a guitarist, vocalist and songwriter – performing and recording with well known musicians from The Johnny Winter Band, Saturday Night Live, Allman Brothers Band, Paul Nelson Band, Stephen Colbert Show Band, Popa Chubby and Grammy winning musicians/producers.
Opened for: Hoobastank, Marshall Tucker Band, Lucas Nelson (Willie’s son!), Atlanta Rhythm Section, 3 Dog Night, Gideon Luke, Grand Funk!
2015-2016 Finished a solo album with a Grammy winning producer.
2015 Lead guitarist on Jason Gisser Band album.
2014-2015 Two time finalist for the BLUES SOCIETY competition. Performed during The IBC, Memphis! Finalist for the CT Music Awards.
2014 Released album with NY band, Suit Ty Thurrsty – People In The Street (iTunes/Amazon).
2013 Released album – Point of View – on iTunes.
2013 Writer, arranger, performer on LIFE WORKS album (volume 1 and 2) – lyratree.com – FYI Music, LLC (iTunes/Amazon).
2012 Lead guitarist on FORGOTTEN BY FRIDAY album, BELIEVE – Modern Rock/New Country (iTunes).
2011 Completed a “BLUES OPERA” album with: AMADEO – a signed Blues/Rock singer/writer – in Paris.
2010 Guest guitarist in Guitar Virtuoso, Chris Bickley’s CD – TAPESTRY OF SOULS.
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