Shoeshine Tommy

In the mood for a little funk?

Maybe you’re swaying more toward a craving for some blues?

Or could a twist of jazz possibly be the order of the night?

Gearing up to make their mark as one of the most original and exciting hybrid bands to ascend out of northwest Ohio, Shoeshine Tommy promises to deliver all of the above … and then some.

With a satisfying mainstay of smooth groove at the epicenter, Shoeshine Tommy proves to be an equal-opportunity employer of genre. Blurring the lines which separate funk, blues and jazz with a hint of rock that fires on all cylinders, this Toledo-area quintet plays by one rule only …

There are none.

Shoeshine Tommy’s unique crossover sound oozes from the backbone out, painting a sleek rhythm section onto a heady canvass, tailor-made for an alluring dose of eclectic guitar and popping percussion. Stirred with a rousing blend of vocal and accompaniment that ranges from alpha to omega and back again, the end result lies in the form of a must-see, must-hear experience that guarantees to tantalize and energize.

Consisting of core members Bob Chase (guitar, keys), Edward Mason (bass), Jon Spencer (drums), Nick Dean (percussion) and Kevin Eis (vocals, keys), Shoeshine Tommy offers an easy, yet edgy taste of big city sound, backed up by a performance not soon to be forgotten.

Now taking their authentic brand to the stage to break the traditional mold of back-alley backbeat, Shoeshine Tommy, in summation, is a party, to which everyone is invited and nobody leaves without being thoroughly entertained.

Let the good times begin.