For more than 30 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 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 a a Professor at Berklee College of Music. He is also an author. Well versed in Funk, Jazz, and Rock, his music has been 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 going through a heartbreaking divorce in his early 30's. “After all that heartache, writing music is the most natural thing to do. This is what I did when I was 13 but I’m not gonna play with my wrestling figures anymore! 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!"