Tommy Weeks, a saxophonist and music producer from Connecticut, just released his first solo EP titled Strangers, today April 25th. The EP is a fusion of pop, R&B, house, and hip hop music, and features many musicians and close friends hailing from the Connecticut music scene. The EP includes three singles previously released, "Strangers," "Fire In Your Eyes," and "Mission." The EP was written by Tommy Weeks himself and co-produced with Grammy award-winning engineer Mikhail Pivovarov. Other musicians who contributed to the EP include Gabrielle Lakshmi, Billy Ruegger, Paulie Philippone, Jon Singngam, Colin Walters, Chris Chhoeun, Aaron Eaddy, and Mike Marsters.
Tommy Weeks is not new to the music scene. He is a saxophonist in Funky Dawgz Brass Band and Sophistafunk. Weeks graduated from the University of Connecticut, where he helped form his band, the Funky Dawgz. He has performed on stages worldwide, including New York, Los Angeles, New Orleans, and Europe. He has also performed at music festivals such as Sound on Sound, Electric Forest, Okeechobee, Camp Bisco, and the Peach Music Festival, among others.
Weeks has shared the stage with bands such as Dispatch, Goose, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, Galactic, Sammy Rae & The Friends, Lawrence, Vulfpeck, Pigeons Playing Ping Pong, Snarky Puppy, The Soul Rebels, Lettuce, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Maddy O’Neal, Sunsquabi, Manic Focus, and Ryan Montbleau. He has also made multiple national television appearances, including ESPN First Take, and was a house band member for ESPN Tournament Challenge.
In addition to his music career, Weeks teaches young aspiring musicians at an after-school music program in CT called "Project Music." He is endorsed by Theo Wanne Mouthpieces, D’Addario Woodwinds, and TUYA Shirts.
The Strangers EP features unique and captivating album art. The art for the first single "Strangers," was created by Tommy's cousin, Doug Newton, of King Penguin Media. The blue and gold EP cover was illustrated by Tommy's friend Clare Jennings, and edited by his other cousin Lexi Belardinelli of Two Twenty Three Studios. The video loops are by Doug Newton of King Penguin Media, while the "Strangers” Studio Recap Video is by Devon Farquharson of Media Guys Productions.
Tommy Weeks is excited to release his first solo project and share his passion for music with the world. Fans of his previous work can expect a fusion of styles and a unique blend of musical influences in the Strangers EP.