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Where are you located?
New Zealand
What is your affiliation to the Jazz World?
Musical Artist, Producer, Vocalist, Arranger, Composer, Recording Engineer, Radio Broadcaster, Freelance Writer
Tell us a little about your background...

Welcome to my world where music is everything.

I have been making music since age 4 and graduated from the Royal Academy of Music with a doctorate just before my 21st birthday. Classical piano and the works of Chopin were and continue to be my first loves, but I write and produce music in many different genres.

Blues was something that I grew up hearing at home and to date I have released two albums of blues my own way, the first of which, 'In the Making' charted to #4 in the US Blues/Roots chart 2012 and the second 'My Own Shade of Blue'following suite in 2013.

It is now almost 6 years since my first release that took me to #1 in the Reverbnation blues chart and I'm still there, thanks to huge support from fans worldwide.

I also am very proud indeed to have been inducted into the US Blues Hall of Fame four years ago and more recently to have been added to the Admin Board of the US Women in Blues Society.


In addition, many single releases, notably the classic 'Earthcry' which has traveled round the world and back again, making friends along the way and flying the flag for our planet. I also released an EP of classical piano works and more recently a 16 track double album of many of my single 'singer/songwriter' work under the title 'Outside of Time'

All my released CDs are on CD Baby at http://cdbaby.com/cd/tommiebrewster.

Underlying all this is my stage musical, based on an old favorite film and I have all the songs and stage directions, scenes, etc. ready to go. So all I need now is those huge amount of dollars that it takes to launch such a show in the US or UK. But I believe in my dreams and I believe in this one too.


And I have to mention my radio shows. They started as merely doing interviews and music for US Womens Radio but now comprise broadcasts on over 30 radio stations worldwide. Blues, World Music and Interviews.
The website is at
http://ttmradionetwork.com where you can find the showtimes etc.

Music is a tyrant and a lover and often the creative process is I find almost an exquisite pain, but can be so fulfilling. Music is my life - that's just how it is!!!


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Jobinho Minas
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Vocalist, Piano, Bass, Saxophone, Other
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http://www.tommiebrewster.com
When Is Your CD Scheduled For Release?
November
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I hung my heart upon a tree and there it waited, for a dream's sake"And this a favourite line from some of my own poetry:
"Sometimes the world is just too much
Sometimes I regret I let it touch
My heart"
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Further along my Yellow Brick Road

Posted on August 17, 2012 at 9:00am 0 Comments





Life does seem to move on incredibly quickly and progress along the Yellow Brick Road of my life has been breathtaking since this year began and …
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Someone Else's Problem.........

Posted on November 26, 2011 at 10:30am 0 Comments

The blog you may read here was written only a short week or so ago.  Since then my heart is full by the number of people who have come along and helped me to help the child victims of Sex and Slave Trafficking worldwide by downloading my song 'Someone Else's Problem' from the UK Charity music store.....

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Three Number one Spots at one time....

Posted on November 26, 2011 at 3:46am 0 Comments

Recently I celebrated three years of being the Number One blues artist for New Zealand on Reverbnation -

three whole years since I put out my first release on there and went to number one and stayed and stayed

and stayed..........http://www.reverbnation.com/tommiesingah…



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My Rainbow Wheel of Radio..........

Posted on August 27, 2011 at 10:00am 0 Comments





I'm a musician.  It's what I do.  I say it many times that it is my life. 



But I also have the pleasure to spend some of my time interviewing people… Continue

This part of my dream created itself....................

Posted on July 22, 2011 at 10:30am 0 Comments



My dream was to create my own music in my own way and to 'be heard', simple as that; I had no thoughts of being a radio broadcaster in my own right when I set off… Continue

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At 10:33pm on December 28, 2010, Terrance Hazly said…

thanx for the friendship ladi hope u enjoy the music drop by anytime peace!

Terrance

At 1:56pm on June 5, 2010, une' said…
Hey Tommie the feeling is mutual my friend. I really enjoy your music and the new spoken word song since you moved on is heartfelt and touching! Keep up the good work Tommie!
At 11:57pm on June 2, 2010, Sajal Das said…
Hello Tommie,Thank you Too for the friendship.Have a nice & wonderful day............HUG.
At 8:26pm on February 18, 2010, Cres O'Neal said…
Thanks Tommie:

I'm sorry, but when it was after I pressed the enter button that I realized I forgot to mention you. I have to delete the post, and redo it.
At 8:14pm on February 18, 2010, April Sims said…
Thank you VERY much Tommie. With GREAT indies like yourself it has no choice but to be a success.
At 8:51am on January 12, 2010, Emile J Worthy said…
It's truly 'my pleasure'..;D
-Emile
At 1:25pm on January 8, 2010, Petra Caramela said…
Hi Tommie! Your new single Liar is brilliant! Looove the lyrics..congratulatioans, splendid, exellent... :o)
Bisou, P
At 12:34am on January 5, 2010, Cres O'Neal said…
Love it, love it, love it! Hears to the best year ever girlfriend.
At 12:37pm on January 4, 2010, Tara Stull said…
Dear Tommie,
You are an inspiration to me! I am very new to this site and I'm probably feeling alot like you did a year ago. It was wonderful to read about your experiences and your journey to where you are right now. I think your song is awesome. So many people can relate in some way. I'm looking forward to hearing more of you!! Tara J Stull
At 8:09am on January 4, 2010, Marta Graciela Bressi said…
Dear Tommie,

The best of luck with your single.

Regards

Marta
 
 
 

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