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Tom's CD (17 tunes) "Puckulations Plus"

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... Ain't She Sweet
... Amazing Grace
... Mockingbird Hill
... Summertime
... Sunny Side of the St.
... Under Paris Skies
Tom began whistling as a child to pass the time. It came naturally to him. People always commented on his whistling, so he stuck with it. By the age of 30, people began calling him "Whistlin' Tom" and that name has stuck with him. In Philadelphia, when he was 39, he was tending bar on South Street and customers would specifically visit the bar just to hear him whistle their requests. Philadelphia-based Evening Magazine and its national affiliate PM Magazine invited him to do segments on their shows. He performed often in Philadelphia and, at one time, established a telephone answering service called "Whistlin' Tom's 24 hour Hot Line for Listenin' to Whistlin'" where he would receive an average of 1200 calls per day from people throughout the United States & Canada.

Tom now resides in Key West, Florida, where he has performed at the Mallory Square Sunset Celebration for many years. Tom often performs throughout the Florida Keys for various community groups, benefits and fundraisers. He appears in the Key West Video Postcard and Key West Kaleidoscope, both videos featuring various colorful characters in Key West.

In the summer of 1998, he whistled his way around Europe, spending three months traveling by train and performing in many cities in Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Switzerland and Austria. He performed both on street corners and i the various "busker" festivals that are popular in Europe during the summer months. Since 1995, he has regularly performed for the Elder Hostel in Key West. Tom also sings second tenor with the Keys Chorale and even whistles to add additional flavor to the Chorale performances.

Tom is a "pucker whistler' with a remarkable three-octive range. There are various types of whistlers such as the pucker whistler, the tongue & teeth whistler, the tongue & palate whistler, and the ventriloquial or throat whistler. The usual range of the average whistler is an octive and a half. Most whistlers whistle only on the out breath but some whistle both in and out, and still retain pitch and tone ... as does Whistlin' Tom.
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