Tommy amato - drums
Tommy grew up playing drums in the clubs and studios of Cleveland, Ohio before moving to Los Angeles, California in 1984 to pursue his passion for studio work and touring. During his 27 years in L.A. Tommy has had the pleasure of working with KISS, Doro Pesch, Silent Rage, Warrant, Lita Ford, Neil Giraldo, Billy Steinberg, Gene Simmons, Paul Sabu, Tony Kishman, Only Child, Claudia Scott, Erik Norlander, Gary McGrath, Lana Lane, Vicky Peterson, Rocket Scientists, Jennifer Rush and Tim Scott to name a few. In addition to writing, recording and touring Tommy is featured in numerous videos, television shows and films.
Cancer struck in 2001 and again in 2003. Tommy Amato Rock Relief was born - annual benefit concert in Cleveland paying it forward to local musicians with cancer. Back in Cleveland in 2011 and working with recording artists Robin Stone, Anne E. DeChant, Bob Gatewood, Billy Morris (Warrant), Frank Amato (Beau Coup) and many others. Tommy searched for the right outlet for his new found lust for life and love of the backbeat.
Victory Highway reunites Tommy with Cy, Bruce and Mike from their time together as H.C.Hooker (circa 1978).
Over four decades of performing has taught Tommy the love of life and the love of the art.