Smoota, Tommy Trumpet


Tommy Trumpet

Tue · November 27, 2018

Doors: 9:00 pm / Show: 10:00 pm

$6.00 - $7.00

This event is 21 and over

"Hyper-sexed, sensual alt-soul grooves." - TIME OUT NY
from Brooklyn NY

An in-demand musician in New York, Smoota has toured for years with art rock legends TV On The Radio. He has also recorded and performed with a wide variety of artists, including hip hop sensations Run The Jewels, rock legend Steven Tyler, EDM phenoms Pretty Lights and Griz, New Orleans superstar Aaron Neville, indie icon Sufjan Stevens, and soul queen Sharon Jones.

But for his own music, Smoota draws inspiration from his deep collection of soul, funk, disco and R&B records. Filled with sounds from rare 70s and 80s synths and drum machines, his sensual and funky grooves are a fresh take on the slow jams and dance classics of sex crooners like Marvin Gaye, Serge Gainsbourg, Willie Hutch and Smokey Robinson.

But while sonically the music pulls from the heyday of groovy music, lyrically Smoota writes from 2018 and beyond, addressing ideas more often examined in literature and European art films than in music. His new album will address the polyamorous urge, happy S&M relationships, taboo lust for one’s in-laws, the complexity of the female orgasm, the connection between masturbation and intercourse and more.

NAME: Smoota
HEIGHT: 5' 11"
WEIGHT: 178 lbs
HAIR: brown
EYES: hazel, near-sighted
SCAR: Right Hip
BIRTH DATE: October 11
FAVE MOVIE SEX SCENE: Trans-Europ Express
FAVE LITERARY SEX SCENE: "So I turned my head and lazily sniffed the smell of brine that Marie's head had left on the pillow."

Recorded over several years in his basement studio in Brooklyn, Smoota's second LP will continue his unique musical exploration of sexual desire and its complex intersection with love. Written and performed almost entirely by himself, Smoota’s follow-up to his 2013 debut, FETISHES will continue his one-of-a-kind blend of honesty, humor and wordplay to shine a light on the beautiful and often mind-boggling displays of lust, devotion, happiness and pain we employ to both fall in love and get it on.
The new album is due in fall 2018 on Smoota’s own label, Body To Body Records.

"Hyper-sexed, sensual alt-soul grooves." (Time Out New York)

"An excellent example of how the libido sounds." (San Diego Reader)

“Combines the slinky DIY funk grooves of Shuggie Otis with the offbeat, trippy psychedelic stoner charm of James Pants, all topped off with a sly pervy streak that winks toward Serge Gainsbourg and the P-Funk mob….Smooth, laidback soul and funk that's slightly gritty at the edges; he's a skilled musician with the chops to pull this off." (Other Music)
Tommy Trumpet
Tommy Trumpet
Trumpet Player from Birmingham AL

Tommy is a full-time freelance Trumpet Player located in Birmingham Alabama. He is currently the brass instructor at Bailey Brothers Music Company, the trumpet instructor at Mason Music and Homewood School of Music, and former director of the Workplay Academy of Music. Tommy was at the top trumpet of every UAB and Samford music ensemble. After transferring out of Samford where he studied trumpet performance, he attained his Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of Alabama at Birmingham where he concentrated in Music Technology and Digital Music Production. At UAB he led organizations like Blaze Productions, an organization dedicated to campus entertainment. He orchestrated UAB's first battle of the bands. He booked Grammy Award Winning Snarky Puppy, Seth Meyers, One Republic and more. He was also heavily involved in the Undergraduate Student Government Association and the University Programs Council. While at UAB he worked with the Office of Digital Media where he started doing professional film scoring. He is currently the Sound Designer and Composer for the Facebook Watch documentary series Chasing Corruption, produced by Reckon at Tommy has recorded and played trumpet with some of the best musicians in Alabama, including American Idol Winner Taylor Hicks, Tragic City and The Black Jacket Symphony. Right now his main focus is on his band, Tragic City, while still he still helps other groups push forward by arranging and contracting horns under the brand Tragic City Horns. Tommy also has a Pro Tools certification from Avid.

Tommy has been a part of and/or have played as a guest artist with the following people and groups live across the southeast::
Venue Information:
The Nick
2514 10th Ave S
Birmingham, AL, 35205