Tom began playing the guitar when he was 13 years old. His very first guitar was a $25 acoustic that his parents purchased from the Sears & Roebuck. Fast forward to today, Tom plays custom built Stratocasters built by the Haywire Custom Guitar shop. For amplification, he uses The Peavey Classic 30. His assortment of effects is made by BOSS & Morely. The Boss Metal Core distortion, Digital Delay DD 7 & BOSS Graphic GE - 7 EQ, are of his main effects. The Original Morley Bad Horsie Wah pedal endorsed by Steve Vai, completes his effect line up. The microphones of Tom`s choice are of various brands. Heil, Stagg, AKG & Shure are included in his collection.
His style of guitar playing is that of Blues / Rock which can be heard in his playing. Tom`s main influence of guitar playing came from the Legendary, Stevie Ray Vaughan. In his vocal arrangements he is influenced by several artists such as Elvis Presley & Neil Diamond. The nature is definetly that of the blues nature. So, please take a listen. You will be sure to enjoy his music.
Coming Soon!! The Tom Perlongo Store will be opening up in late December. The store will be selling Tom related musical articles such as T - shirts, Rock & Blues jewlery, his CD`s and many other awesome music related items!!