He has been featured in shows with Michael Bublé, Matt Goss, Clint Holmes, Frankie Moreno, Jeff Civillico, Mac King, and cast members from The Million Dollar Quartet, Jersey Boys, Phantom of the Opera, and Rock of Ages.
Tommy recently signed a management contract with Quincy Jones and is opening for Andrea Bocelli with David Foster in April at the Power Of Love Gala.
Respect for the past and its legendary crooners are always present in Tommy’s music and lyrics. A soulful jazz influence meets a contemporary pop sound, anchored together by a voice that evokes an era of a time gone by.
Tommy Ward is a critically acclaimed 18 year-old singer, musician, and entertainer with a take on modern music that is rooted in his love and appreciation of great musicians.
Within the past few years, Tommy has conquered Las Vegas stages and made a headlining name for himself in arenas generally reserved for entertainers who are generations older. Respect for the past and its legendary crooners are always present in Tommy’s music and lyrics.
A soulful jazz influence meets a contemporary pop sound, anchored together by a voice that evokes an era of a time gone by.
Tommy’s journey to performing was only recent. Born in Houston and raised in Las Vegas, Tommy’s earliest love was computers, and his greatest passions were photography and video production. Tommy was the average “nerd.” It was through his percussionist grandfather’s influence that Tommy learned about music. “Every day when I came home from school, Grandpa was supposed to help me with homework. Instead we would listen to records and talk about music, life, and the world. He loved the Big Bands, Buddy Rich, Miles Davis, Frank Sinatra, and Tony Bennett.”
Tommy began performing professionally at age 16, most notably in a jazz trio that included Ken Seiffert and John Falbo, former bassist and guitarist for Frank Sinatra. Tommy became a veteran entertainer performing nightly in clubs, casinos, restaurants, and galas. While attending high school at the Las Vegas Academy of the Arts, Tommy was discovered by the Stratosphere headliner, Frankie Moreno.
After watching Tommy entertain, Moreno gave him the opportunity to perform as his opening act. Tommy and his band were recognized as the “Youngest Band to ever open for a headliner on the Las Vegas Strip.” Tommy completed 80 shows at the Stratosphere. He also opened for Louie Anderson at The Plaza and has been featured in shows with Clint Holmes, Michael Bublé, Matt Goss, Jeff Civillico, Mac King, and cast members from The Million Dollar Quartet, Jersey Boys, Phantom of the Opera, and Rock of Ages.
In the Spring of 2014, Tommy had the opportunity to play at the Power of Love gala at the Ruvo Center for Brain Health in Las Vegas. That night he performed in front of record producer and music legend Quincy Jones. A month later Quincy and the Quincy Jones Production team became Tommy’s management team.
The Way You Look Tonight
Fly Me To The Moon
Birth of the Blues
Haven’t Met You Yet
Can’t Take My Eyes Off You
Let’s Stay Together
Isn’t She Lovely