Tommy Halloran performs old-timey music anyone would appreciate! He is to jazz as Uncle Tupelo was to country-western or Steve Earle to bluegrass. He possesses the schooling (both formal and hard-knocks) as well as the “chops” of a great jazzman. Like Randy Newman or Tom Waits (who seldom appear in the same sentence), his cooking belies his ingredients. He may not be “Chasin’ the Bird”, but he’s certainly flippin’ the bird as a top-rate improviser.
Tommy Halloran performs over 300 shows per year, playing everywhere from airports and smokey clubs to historic theaters and grand outdoor festivals. His music is a gumbo of jazz, blues, bossa nova, folk, and rock n’ roll.
Tommy Halloran’s Guerrilla Swing was voted “Best Jazz Band” in the River Front Times Music Awards in 2014, 2015, and 2016, and was named St. Louis’ “Best Band” by that paper’s editorial staff in 2014.
"...Just the best band in St. Louis, doing its thing — and worth seeing every time...."
" ...He can croon and strum a classic country or Americana cut with the best of them...."
"...The mood is so sweet-and-low, so eternally easygoing that you'd be forgiven for swatting imaginary mosquitoes with an equally imaginary straw hat when this disc is playing...."
"Tommy embodies the original spirit of jazz. His blues, his bounce, and his ballads rival great musicians from any era."