THE NEWS TODAY- January 18, 2020





 Top Picture - 2007 on Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines (Ship in background)

Middle Picture - The summer of 2017

Bottom Picture - 2015 Playing in a piano bar in Rochester, NY



(TVP) I am now rehearsing Guitar Suites #4 and #5. Some of you may know I've been meaning to record these pieces for the last three year or so. But making a living has interfered with my recording. Been trying to establish myself on land as opposed to working on cruise ships. I've kind of gotten in a groove now, so got to catch up with the writing I've done and get these things on the shelf finished. So onward!




(TVP)  I just want to say thank you to all the folks who have downloaded a tune from Spotify, YouTube, Amazon or anywhere else on the internet (hopefully you do a little investigation and come to this website and see this note). When you are not a celebrity or backed up by a record company, i.e., no hype, no promotion, and someone does buy your music, it's because of the music, not because you have been made into a "product". That's actually a good feeling. I know it's only a dollar to download a tune, and only about 2/3 of that goes into my pocket, but it means a lot to me. There are so many people who won't spend a penny to show support. They'd rather download it for free somehow, instead of spending one whole dollar (like it's some giant financial decision to make). Of course I'm not saying people should spend a dollar if my music is not their cup of tea, (I ain't no charity case after all), I'm just talking about the people who STEAL music, any artists music. 

Again, a BIG THANK YOU to the folks who have downloaded some of my music, wherever you are on this globe. Please check back once in a while, more music is on the way!




(TVP) I will soon begin what I'm calling my Heritage Series. It's the music I've loved that either spoke for me musically, lyrically, or both. If YOUTUBE was around when I was starting out, I would have done this then. So, I'll just do it now. I'm going to record myself on video singing these songs on piano or guitar and post them on YOUTUBE and my FACEBOOK page. To be honest, a lot of the music I've loved doesn't really work when you're out there playing to the masses. So this an excellent way to get this music out and leave a record of it. Now, I can meet people who have the same musical taste one on one through modern technology and share these classics and deep tracks. I'll be starting with the oldest songs I know and working my way up. When you have a lot to do, it's best to start at the beginning and start knocking 'em down. This may encompass about 400 songs or so! The first videos will be posted in February 2020, if not sooner. If you'd like to keep track, please subscribe to my YOUTUBE page.



(TVP) Going to be making backing tracks this summer. I have always thought it's kind of phony, playing with tracks, but in this case, with my own original music, that would be me actually playing on the tracks- not some computer generating the music, and in addition, I am the one who wrote all those bass lines, string parts etc. And, I've always a real drummer play on my projects, not a drum machine. So this way, I can have the satisfaction of people hearing the songs the way they were intended to be heard. All I've got to do is go to the recording studio where I recorded them (Saxon recording in Rochester, NY), take out the rhythm guitar and lead vocal, and I'm ready to go!

OCTOBER 18TH UPDATE - When I was organizing my storage unit , I found CD's that I took home after recording to rehearse or practice while I was putting together "A Soldier's Report" and "Things To Do, Places To Go." I found many tracks  from these that I could use as backing tracks. No lead vocal etc.  Most of them do have the rhythm guitar, but that's ok. I can play along with that and and it will be even a stronger sound as it will be like double tracking (or triple tracking in some cases) the rhythm guitar.


 New Equipment

Melbourne, FL (TVP)  Tom Vincent announced today that he has bought a top of the line Bose PA System for his solo gigs. "Easy to carry, even easier to set up which saves your energy for your actual singing and playing. I love science!!!!!"




 What's Your Favorite Song To Play Tom?

Rochester, NY. (AP) Tom Vincent said in an interview today, he was always asked when playing in the piano bar, what's your favorite song to play? He said that, "I wish I had known this song before, because this is what I would have played. It's from the Dean Martin spy spoof, "Murderers Row", where he plays secret agent, Matt Helm. I was watching it a while back, and said to myself, `that's a song I should know!' For me, it is 50% serious and 50% just a joke. Well, maybe 51% serious since those last two verses are mine. I was going to go into the studio and make a live video,  but I ended up just sitting at my El Cheapo keyboard and filmed it with my El Cheapo camera and converted it to an mp3. I use my money for my real  music. So now folks, here is a real honest to goodness bachelor singing this song, instead of a married actor just playing the part." (The bells you here at the beginning is the church next door. Perfect timing!)




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