Thomas Bruce - Vocalist/Jazz&Pop
I have been a student of voice technique since my first voice lesson with Gayle Gaylord in New York City in 1967.
The road from Gayles studio has led to places like "Catch a Rising Star" in Manhattan and other places around the city.
Many auditions landed me in the role of a member of the cast of "Wanna Hear Luck" off Broadway".
After looking in trade papers for gigs and other singing opportunities, I found a group called "Executive Privilege" doing demo work for the purpose of selling music to big named recording artists, like Cuba Gooding Senior who was the lead singer for"the Main Ingredient". He sang the tune "Everybody Plays the Fool". One day I had lunch with Mr. Gooding and with him was his son Cuba Gooding Jr.. Singing for a living is an elusive thing, so when I wasn't singing I worked for a designer who was designing the clothes for Diana Ross.
She was interested in the fact that I was trying to break into the world of show business, and asked for a demo and luckily I had one to give her.She invited the designer" Julio Martinez and I to Las Vegas to see her show at Caesar's Palace.
While being transfixed by the shining talent of Miss Ross, suddenly she was holding a mic to my mouth saying "Sing pretty now?", and I did.
Since then I came back to my home state of Minnesota, and continued singing ever chance I could find. I have sung at the internationally acclaimed, Dakota Jazz Club, the historical Lexington Restaurant, Sophia's on Main Street and other lesser known venues.
I have done broadway type shows in civic productions of "Roar of the Greasepaint Smell of the Crowd" written by Anthony Newly,
and "West Side Story" and landed the role of the male lead Tony. The reviews were great! They liked me!
I have recorded 2 CD's "Limerence" consisting of ballads from the Great American Song Book, and "Invitation" consisting of more
obscure and jazzy Tunes. I hope I have given you an idea of who I am and that you see the path that has lead me to this web
site.Listen to the music that you will find here and linked to this web site. Thanks for stopping by-Thomas Bruce