Tom Atkins Band
A stewy gumbo of classic rock and shreddED punk with a DASH of power blues
Label: High Strung Productions LLC (Independent)
Genre: Hard Rock/ Guitar Instrumental
Hometown: Albany, NY
Influences: Led Zeppelin, Rolling Stones, Van Halen, Soundgarden
Sounds Like: Joe Walsh, Smashing Pumpkins, Ten Years After, Joe Satriani
The Tom Atkins Band is made up of four talented musicians who have a tremendous passion for performing their own blend of Hard Rock, Progressive, Blues and Classic Rock music. Collectively the Tom Atkins Band have over 20 years of performing all over the United States, Canada and Europe.
New in 2019, Vocalist and Entertainer Tommy Love has thrilled New York Crowds for decades.
Members of the Tom Atkins band have opened up for a multitude of diverse international touring acts such as Blue Oyster Cult, Breaking Benjamin, Molly Hatchet and David Allen Coe, Cory Glover of Living Color and Jimi Bell of House of Lords and Beyond Purple. While this current lineup of the Tom Atkins Band is celebrating its third year, Tom and Bob have been performing together in different bands since 1997. The Tom Atkins Band regularly performs at parties, entertainment venues and festivals featuring a cover set list of several hundred songs as well as many of their own originals. Guitarist and vocalist Tom Atkins is also frequently featured the capital district's open mic and blues jams on Thursday and Sunday nights. Tom has performed with guitar legends Steve Vai, Eric Johnson, and Vernon Reid, just to name a few.
Drummer Bob Napierski specializes in a very interactive and entertaining style of drumming every time he performs in public, often using anything hittable within arm's reach in an inspiring and musical manner. The Tom Atkins Band is one of the only bands in the Capital District that regularly features a compelling and entertaining drum solo, featuring medleys of famous songs from Led Zeppelin, The Who, Rage against the Machine and Santana. This medley features Bob's raw power and technical skill that provides a modern snapshot into the ongoing historical importance of the drum set.
Bassist John Campana, from The Who tribute band "Who are we" joined the band in December 2018. Providing the perfect blend of hard rock bass tone, the Tom Atkins Band sounds bigger than ever before.