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Introduction: Tom Sless is an experienced singer, songwriter, guitarist, and pianist enrolled in the Independent Artist Development program at Musicians Institute. Tom has an extensive catalog of original and cover music spanning many different genres (Rock, Country, Top 40, Alternative). He also is a very quick learner and can learn custom playlists for your event or party in any genre. Tom is a natural entertainer, and can engage your guests with fun sing-alongs, or take more of a background approach if the event suits it. Tom has his own sound system, and can fill in at any venue, any time. Tom is a versatile performer, and is available for your next gig!
Customers rated this pro highly for work quality, professionalism, and responsiveness.
Tom is a natural entertainer! He adjusted his set to work off the audience's energy all night. He was able to play every song the audience requested on the fly. His original songs were also hits! Very talented.Dec 9, 2018
Best experience ever.Dec 6, 2018
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- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?My current rate is $80 per hour. I have a rehearsed set list (4+ hours of material) available upon request. Also upon request, I can learn additional songs from my setlist. The first learned song is complimentary; each song after the first would be a $10 additional fee. After the first hour, I require a five-minute break per every 55 minutes played. I try to limit my breaks as I enjoy performing for your guests, but do require breaks in order to sustain my energy and rehydrate, so that I can consistently deliver only the best performances.
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?First, understanding the nature of the event (background music vs. featured performer), the style of music desired (guitar vs. piano; energetic vs. reserved; classic vs. modern), and then any type of genre focus preferred. I also like to understand who the audience is in order to cater my set list accordingly (children vs. younger crowd vs. older crowd, or mixed).
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?I have been performing for over fifteen years, with experience performing in five different states in various different venues (concert halls, clubs, wine bars, lounges, outdoor festivals, etc.). I have performed live as an acoustic solo act, with a full band, and in other capacities as a member of other ensembles. I was a classically trained trumpet player for seven years, before switching my full-time focus to guitar and voice.