JT’s Bass Jam Performer – Tony Puleo
A staple in the Boston Theater scene. With an inherently rhythmic soul, Tony Puleo incorporates spark and versatility into his bass playing.
His adept fingering style, adaptability, and stage presence have garnered him an array of gigs from the position of touring bass player for Carly Simon to recording, and performing with Blue Man. Tony has had extensive training with Bruce Gertz from Berklee College of Music and Mike Turner and has taught privately as well. Tony has many years of studio work for musical artists as well as advertising/commercials, to live session work for bands throughout New England, New York and Europe
More about TSK…
TSK was officially formed in the fall of 2015 By Guitarist Scott Abene, Bassist Tony Puleo and Drummer Keith Augeri.
TSK was put together first by chance and then by necessity. Scott Abene was the first to meet drummer Keith Augeri during an audition for an instrumental group. Immediately after experiencing Keith’s playing Scott knew that something had to be put together between the two of them. Both Keith and Scott have a love for Progressive music and the classic Jazz Fusion that reigned in the 70’s, so it seemed natural to put something together to pay homage to the music that they grew up with.
A few months after meeting Keith, Scott met Tony Puleo when he auditioned for another project. Scott told Tony that he had a fantastic drummer waiting in the wings for a progressive rock fusion project and for a while the idea of a trio fermented among the three of them.
Several months later in November of 2015, Tony was asked if he had a band available to play for the opening spot at a sponsored winter NAMM event. The opening spot was for the renowned bassist Stu Hamm. This was the beginning of TSK as a group. The band hit the rehearsal space and cranked out an hour set of material for the NAMM show in January of 2016. The show was a great success and the band was well received amongst the audience and their peers.
TSK has continued its mission throughout 2016 and is currently working on its first studio release of original material. The band is built as a showcase to the talents of its members, with songwriting being a huge focus on the band’s music. It is about the Groove, the time signature, the music and making sure that the musicians in the band are pushed to a place where they expand on their ideas via improvisation.
Come out and see Tsunami Cables Family Member play at JT Schmid’s Restaurant on Jan 20th, 2017. Show starts at 6pm.