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“Morphine Maureen”
Tom Fuller Band – Supporting Little Feat
Gruenspan – Hamburg, Germany

“Dragon Fight”
Tom Fuller Band – Supporting Little Feat
Gruenspan – Hamburg, Germany

“Take Me Away”
Tom Fuller Band – Supporting Little Feat
Gruenspan in Hamburg, Germany

"Making of Freedom EPK”

“Roller Coaster Freefall”

 

 
             

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Tom Fuller Band’s third album, Ask, is quite simply, a great pop record.”
Birmingham Sunday Mercury

"Fuller can hang and bang with the best of them, but dances away before you can get a bead on him, leading you on swathes of melody to somewhere you always wanted to go. The perfect summer album? Getting there. Only one thing to ask: “Have you got the new Tom Fuller album?”
Powerplay

"Fuller’s songs are a mix of dreamy pop and rock guitar. The title track has echoes of Dion, but it’s the sound of the Beatles that permeates much of the album. Shades of Cheap Trick and Tom Petty… this is one for people who like well crafted pop rock.”
Fireworks Magazine

 
     
 

CHICAGO TROUBADOUR FINDS FREEDOM ON NEW ALBUM

“Religion is for people who are scared of going to hell. Spirituality is for those who have already been there…and I’ve been there a few times.” – Tom Fuller.

Freedom’ is the new album from the Tom Fuller Band. Recorded in Nashville, Tennessee, and Chicago, Illinois, before being mixed at the historic FAME Studios in Muscle Shoals, Alabama, and mastered at London’s legendary Abbey Road Studios, ‘Freedom’ features eleven songs about a life lived, built on a foundation of hard-earned wisdom, heartbreak, addiction, love, loss and hope.

Born and bred in Chicago, Fuller’s new album embodies the soul and creative energy of his hometown’s rich musical heritage. Combining the melodic pop-rock sensibilities of Cheap Trick and a will to evolve worthy of Wilco, ‘Freedom’ also doffs its cap to Fuller’s love of classic English bands such as The Hollies and the Rubber Soul and Revolver-era Beatles.

When Tom was a boy he wanted to be two things: a businessman and a rocker. He grew up to be both. However, life’s obstacles would get in the way of a career in music until fifteen years ago, when Fuller discovered he could write songs that people wanted to hear. Fuller says, “That’s when I was able to take my music seriously.”

Ever since then Fuller has worked with hit producer Rick Chudacoff, who over the years has helped create the Tom Fuller Band’s unique sound. Fuller released his debut album Chasing An Illusion in 2005, and followed-up with 2008’s Abstract Man and 2011’s Ask, of which the latter Tom recorded with two of Paul McCartney’s bandmates, Abe Laboriel Jr. and Brian Ray. However, Fuller freely admits that, lyrically, it’s taken until now to put his cards on the table. “I’d been hiding behind metaphors, but with ‘Freedom’…now I’m taking you into my real life. I needed to wear my heart on my sleeve, but it isn’t always an easy thing to do.”

For Fuller, the ‘Freedom’ he refers to is from emotional pain: “I’ve had my fair share of encounters with alcohol and the ‘ism’ that follows that. It was my escape, but I went downhill and it soon became a choice between living or dying – and I didn’t have a chance until I heard the songs.”

The album’s title track, however, was the most difficult for the Windy City troubadour to write. Fuller reveals, “The real scary part was writing about my only child. There’s nothing worse than having a child you don’t have a relationship with. No matter what people tell you, you feel all alone, like you’re the only one dealing with this. The song is one heart crying out, saying ‘Hey, I need help. I don’t have all the answers.’”

To accompany the album’s release, the acclaimed Chicago indie film maker Matt Silver is creating a suite of films, as Tom explains, “The idea was to just make a video for the song ‘1+1’ but, like the music, it turned out so well that the video project has since taken on a life of its own. There will now be a video for each of the album’s eleven songs, which will all connect to tell a story. It will be showtime by spring, 2014!”

Having supported Little Feat on their North American and European tour in 2013, Fuller will shortly announce his return to the UK for more live dates to support the release of ‘Freedom’. As with his last tour, Fuller will be bringing with him his studio and touring band, featuring Ryan Veitch (keys/guitar), John Lewis (lead guitar), Jordan Kozer (drums) and Joel Masters (bass). Fuller says, “We can’t wait to rock Europe again. Regardless of language, they get it.”

TFB

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FOR INFORMATION ABOUT THE TOM FULLER BAND, PLEASE CONTACT:
In the UK: - Philip Tennant - doublemono@hotmail.com
In the US: - John McCally - john@redcaprecords.us

FOR BOOKINGS, PLEASE CONTACT:
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