Tom Weismann (aka Tomkat)
Beginning with a teaching grandmother versed in Hawaiian lap slide, Tom Weismann is a self-taught virtuoso of acoustic, slide, 12 string, and bass guitar. Influenced by Jeff Beck, Led Zeppelin, the Allman Brothers, and the blues-based originals of Fleetwood Mac, Tom's musical career has spanned over 25 years in the Tampa Bay Area. In 1994, he put the TomKats together to further develop his unique style and natural talent. Tom is lead guitarist as well as lead vocalist with the band and is determined to make each performance fun!
Bob Paskowsky (aka Bobkat)
With his parents determined to provide their children with a classical background, Bob spent his formative years playing cello in orchestras and string ensembles in the Cleveland, Ohio area. He alternated between cello, string bass, tuba, and baritone horn, finally settling down with string bass and electric bass. He attended Santa Barbara City College and Cal State University. Armed with an extensive background in jazz, blues, pop, and rock, the early 90's found Bob traveling with a national touring act, thumping Stevie Ray Vaughn tunes. Coming back to his roots, Bob has dusted off his string bass and joined forces with the TomKats to develop a unique style of blues, jazz, and R&B
Aside from being a family man to 2 children and a wonderful wife, Jeff loves playing music. He hails from the Detroit area and has played drums since he was 5. Jeff was a veteran of the Detroit/Cleveland area club scene and also played in a number of avant-garde experimental projects during his college years. He currently enjoys playing for both the Tom Kats and a local original band.
We are a Roots, Blues, Jazz & Pop band. Playing all your timeless favorites.