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THE TOM FUN ORCHESTRA
Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
SONG LIST
PLAY TRACK: ALBUM: MP3 VOTE
The Watchmaker Unreleased
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Heart Attack in and Old Motel Unreleased
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CONCERTS, TOURS, GIGS
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NEWS AND STUFF
Oct 26, 2007
Here’s a little video ditty called The Answer to tide you over until our debut album comes out!

The Tom Fun Orchestra – The Answer

GET THE GOODS
RECOMMENDED IF YOU LIKE: The Pogues, Tom Waits, Arcade Fire, Broken Social Scene, Dutch Cyclists
RECORDS: You WIll Land With A Thud (2008)
BAND: Ian MacDougall (Guitar, Vocals), Morgan Currie (Violin, Backing Vocals), Alicia Penney (Acoustic Guitar, Vocals), Devon Strang (Drums), Zach MacLean (Guitar), Victor Tomiczek (Banjo), Dave Mahalik (Accordian), Albert Lionais (Trumpet), Donnie Calabrese (Upright Bass)
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ARTIST'S BIO
The Tom Fun Orchestra is a rock'n'roll homage to Vaudeville, featuring an ambitious mix of electric and traditional acoustic instruments and enough skilled musicians on stage to intimidate even the largest crowds. Their musical freak show is more reminiscent of a gypsy encampment than what you have come to expect from your standard pub fare. Lead by Tom's unique and undeniable songwriting talents, the sound, the songs and the experience are among the most refreshing the Maritimes has to offer. The band's distinctive instrumentation marries a would-be bluegrass orchestra of violin, banjo, accordion, and trumpet to a driving trio of guitars and pounding drums. Built on a foundation of exemplary musicianship, the charming rhythm section allows Morgan Currie and Albert Lionais the freedom to provide intoxicating leads on violin and trumpet that soar over cutting melodies and a wall of accordion and banjo. The gang is led upfront by the vocal duo of Tom Fun and Alicia Penney as lead, often being joined by the remaining seven members. As a front man, the Good Ship Tom Fun is as entertaining and engaging as the best in the business with an extremely animated presence and a remarkable ability to think on his feet. The band has spent the past year rocking stages across Canada. With a push from their demo receiving heavy air play on the CBC, The Tom Fun Orchestra had the honor of being the buzz band at the 2006 East Coast Music Awards, impressing fans, musicians, and industry professionals alike with their engaging songcraft, jaw-dropping musicianship and an endearing and invigorating stage show.