About Tommy Campo
Get to know Tommy Campo
Thomas Campo is an accomplished guitar player, singer and music teacher, who has been performing at various venues on Long Island and the Tri-State area since 1980. He is also a performer and manager of Zanti Misfits aka Cravin band (a local quartet which performs a wide variety of music on Long Island). Tom is currently teaching guitar, electric bass and ukelele privately and at the Music & Arts Center at the Stony Brook, Patchogue and Riverhead N.Y locations.
Tom began his musical journey back in 1979 while learning under the tutelage of Mr. Peter Rogine, Department Head of the Guitar Faculty at Five Towns College. He continued his musical course of study in 2001 with renowned guitarist, Mr. Bob Gallo whose credits included national session artist for the Bill Cosby Show and A Different World. In 1988 Tom began his professional musical career as a bandleader and solo artist. His teaching experience dates back to 1994 while working at the Long Island Drum & Guitar Center in Medford, N.Y. A native of Long Island, Tom graduated from Five Towns College with an Associates Degree in Applied Science.
He currently resides in Riverhead, N.Y
I will help students Develop Techniques For
Blues, Jazz, Swing, Ska, Reggae, Rock, Country, Punk, Heavy Metal, Funk, Etc
Techniques covered include Sight Reading, Improvisation, Heavy Metal shredding techniqiues utilizing Single String Studies, Hanon for guitar .
Song Reharmonization, Chord Substitutions (Triad Polytonalities), and Chord Melody. Use of customized minus one rhythm tracks tailored made for each students lesson .
SOME OF MUSICAL ARTIST'S COVERED ARE BEATLES, Red Hot Chili Peppers , The Police ,ROLLING STONES, STEELY DAN, PAT METHENEY, WES MONTGOMERY, ERIC JOHNSON, ALLMAN BROTHERS, EAGLES, LYNYRD SKYNRD, LARRY CARLTON, ROBBEN FORD, ERIC CLAPTON, JOHNNY SMITH, JOE PASS, GEORGE BENSON, THE RAMONES, THE SPECIALS, STEVE HUNTER (LOU REED) CREEDENCE CLEARWATER , GUNS AND ROSES, OZZY ,ETC
Tom has performed with the following musical artists: Manny Focarazzo (The Alan Parsons Band, Hippiefest, Happy Together Tours), Willie Steele, Ed Dicapua, Doug Maclean, The Mello Kings, Lenny Coco and the Chimes, Richie Cannata (Billy Joel’s Band) Mark Ambrosino (NYC session drummer & producer for Sojourn Records and drummer with Ray Charles , Whitney Houston, Michael McDonald, Michael Brecker) Buddy Cage (New Riders of the Purple Sage) and Rich Campbell (Cadillac Moon, Antigone Rising).