Stage & Studio
Tom Brislin has performed on tour and on recordings for several of the biggest names in classic rock, including Yes, Meat Loaf, and Debbie Harry of Blondie.
Tom is currently a member of the progressive rock group Renaissance. He appears on their 2015 DVD Live at the Union Chapel and will join the group for their first ever Brazil tour in May 2017.
Tom was the keyboardist for 2017 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees Yes on their 2001 Symphonic Tour. The tour was documented on the concert DVD/Blu-Ray Yes Symphonic Live. Tom's connection to Yes continues with his work on the 2016 album Invention of Knowledge by Anderson/Stolt, featuring original Yes vocalist Jon Anderson. He also collaborated with reformed Yes prototype The Syn in 2009 on the albums Big Sky and Live RoSFest.
Tom has toured as pianist for multi-platinum-selling legend Meat Loaf and was featured on the albums/videos Storytellers and Couldn't Have Said it Better. He was touring keyboardist for Rock and Roll Hall of Fame icon Debbie Harry in support of her solo album Necessary Evil, and served as the group's Musical Director.
artist & composer
Tom wrote, performed, and produced the critically admired album Hurry Up and Smell the Roses in 2012. Released directly to fans through a successful crowdfunding campaign, the album features Tom's varied array of musical influences under the stylistic umbrella he calls "Cinematic Pop."
Prior to his solo work, Tom was the songwriter, musical director, and producer of the band Spiraling. The group released four albums, two EPs, and toured the US in support of groups such as OK Go, They Might Be Giants, and Violent Femmes.
Lessons & Sessions
Tom has been an instructor at Swarnabhoomi Academy of Music (Chennai, India), Jordan Rudess Keyfest (New York), and will be a panelist at Piano Summit 2017 in New York City. He is the author of 30-Day Keyboard Workout (Alfred Publishing), and was a Senior Correspondent for Keyboard Magazine.
Tom is available for private instruction in piano, keyboards, synthesis, electronic music production, and theory. Lessons are conducted via Skype, Facetime, or in-person at his New Jersey Studio. He is also available for recording session work and production. Contact us for more information.