Thom Duell, Multi-instrumentalist
Thom Duell
Originally from upstate New York, Thom played in various bands in the 60âs and 70âs with Chet Cetello (Spyro Gyra), Danny Labatte (Three Dog Night, Liza Minelli, Young Rascals), John Conte (Jose Feliciano), and other well-known artists.
When Thom moved to California in 1978, three major labels (Crysalis, Columbia, and Island Records) became interested in his original material as well as his singing. He was invited to Los Angeles to be the lead vocalist on an album with Chris Caswell (Paul Willaimsâ musical arranger/conductor). While in LA, Gary Usher (producer of "The Beach Boys", "The Byrds", "Jan & Dean", "Surfinâ Safaris", "Gary Puckett & The Union Gap") asked Thom to sing on his current album project.
In 1991 and 1992 , Thom played on the stage of the "Grand Ole Opry" with country legends Loretta Lynn, Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson, Lee Greenwood, Minnie Pearl, Roger Miller, Tanya Tucker, and Steve Wairner.
Thom is both a talented multi-instrumentalist, and an extraordinary vocalist and songwriter. He has over thirty years of studio experience as a producer, engineer, arranger, and composer for a very long list of album projects.
Currently Thom is working in Campbell, California at Soundtek Studios, which is owned and operated by Bay Area notable Robert Berry, formerly of "Hush", "Three" (Keith Emerson & Carl Palmer), and Sammy Hagar. Thom is a member of "The Garage Band", a successful Bay Area party band. He also continues to work on his own musical projects.