For more than 20 years—since he was a teenage bass phenom with hip-hop/funk-rock act Epileptic Disco—TOM APPLEMAN has been a tireless journeyman musician, playing onstage with everyone from the Drifters to Robbie Krieger of the Doors to the Eagles Tribute, Dark Desert Eagles. He has toured Japan, celebrated Superbowl victories with Kid Rock and been fired by teeny-bopper star JoJo. Appleman is also a Professor at Berklee College of Music. He is also and author. Well versed in Funk and Jazz, his original music is best described as a mix of mellow pop and heartfelt rock ‘n’ roll, Appleman’s sound often evokes the best elements of well-written 1970s soft rock and R&B. His flawless, seemingly effortless musicianship blends charmingly with honest lyrics and raw, naked vocals. “I’m doing this out of a need,” Appleman says. “After all the heartache, this is the most natural thing to do. This is what I did when I was 13. I’m not gonna play with my wrestling figures! I’m gonna write songs like I did back then. But now I’ve got all this experience playing professionally and know a little more about how songs are crafted and produced. So you approach it at this stage and the product is pretty darn good!"