Tom Stanley was born on July 5th, 1952. In Detroit Michigan
He played his first professional job when he was only 13 years old. He comes from a musical family where everyone sang. His Uncle also played guitar. Tom’s other early influence was listening to gospel music at Church.
Musically he was influenced by such artists as Michael Bloomfield, Jimi Hendrix, BB King. He cites the band Moby Grape as also being a big influence on him. He enjoys playing rock progressive rock and now rhythm and blues.