Tommy Chappell (aka TN’T Trish N’ Tom, T&T) is a musician, singer, songwriter and producer based in the NYC metro and surrounding areas. Tom spent his early years as a drummer in various local bands. Later he alone with his partner Trish went on to form the indie soul band TN’T(Trish N’ Tom). Though his roots run deep in southern soul, R&B and gospel, his musical influences cover a wide spectrum. Rock, jazz, house, hip hop, country western and any musician, artist playing the music they want to play.
Tom along with his soulmate Trish began making noise on the local New York City indie soul scene in 2003. They went on to record three LPs, “Sweet Like Honey”, “Something Good”, “Don’t Let Go” and various singles in between. Their live performances have been witnessed by audiences up and down the east coast of the U.S. across the Atlantic Ocean in the UK, as well as many local clubs in the NYC metro and surrounding area. Trish was diagnosed with brain cancer and shortly afterwards lost her battle with the disease in 2016.
Tommy simply describes the sound as good good music with substance, soul, and it's got to be funky. Besides TN’T Tom has worked extensively with other notable songwriters and producers, Johnny Ray Reid of 70's early 80's funk band (Crown Heights affair, France Jolie) Kenny Nix songwriter, producer (Heartbeat, Funky Sensation, West End Records).
Tom is also composing and working with director Joseph H. James Jr., along with composers Gil Small, Robin Small, Randy Wilson, Martin Caba and Monet Dunham on a Broadway bound musical. Another recent accomplishment has been his acting debut in the indie movie “Diagnosis P.T.S.D.” Coming in 2024.
Tommy is currently preparing for the release of the new album “Seven Eleven” and has published three videos, "PRAY", "Mama and Papa", and coming soon "Keep On Giving' all directed by Joseph H. James Jr.
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TN'T(Trish N' Tom)
TN'T (Trish N' Tom), first and foremost are soul mates. The two singers, musicians, and songwriters met as members of the soul-funk band Pryme Tyme. This dynamic duo is based in the Greater New York City and the surrounding areas. While their influences are many, the most significant influence would be the music of the seventies. The sound is an eclectic blend of soul, funk, rock, jazz, house, hip hop and gospel. There are no gimmicks, it's simply good music.
Trish and Tom (aka TN'T) have been recording as independent artist since 2003. Their first full length CD was entitled "Sweet Like Honey", followed by the award winning "Something Good" in 2006 and their third album “Don’t Let Go”(2014). In between albums they have released three singles, “Bet Your Money”, “Soul Music(The Remix)”, and “Today”. All of their music has been recorded at their own Light, Laugh, Love studio. Of course there're always inviting some of the funkiest musicians and producers on this planet over to bless the tracks. "Something Good" received an award for one of the best in the Nu Soul category at Soul-Patrol.com.
While most of their work has been in NYC, Long Island and the surrounding areas, TN'T have played shows up and down the east coast of the U.S. Taking stages in cities such as Philadelphia,Pa., Charlotte, N.C., and Atlanta, GA. They've travel and performed abroad in the U.K. There have been stops in quit a few college towns. TN'T along with their band have played a variety of venues, ranging from local clubs to major concert halls. The funky duo has a reputation of performing wherever there's an audience. This has afforded them the opportunity to hone their skills as live performers. Trish and Tom have worked as headliners and opening act at venues such as Queens Theater in the Park NYC, The Harry Chapin Amphitheater, Nassau County N.Y., Trinity Centre, Bristol U.k. and others. The funky duo has shared stages with The Persuaders, The Legendary Escorts, James D-Train Williams, Susaye Green, Michael and Regina Winans, Angel Risoff, Stephanie McKay, Julie Dexter, Michael Henderson, Nadir, Crown Heights Affair, Martha Redbone, SonnyBoy, the late great Stanley Turrentine and far too many others to mention.
Trish N' Tom have worked extensively as songwriters, co-producers, vocalist, and musicians with legendary funk and dance producers Ray Reid and Kenton Nix (Heartbeat, Funky Sensation). Their music has received airplay on a number of radio stations both terrestrial and internet, in the U.S. and abroad. One of their songs "So Hard So Cold" was used as the introduction song for the STMS radio show AM1240WGBB Freeport,N.Y. Another song "Soul Music" was opening theme song for Soul Freedom Radio Cardiff U.K. "Soul Music" by TN'T was also chosen as the anthem for the Indie Soul Mixer held in Bristol, U.K.
On May 11, 2016 after a year and a half battle with brain cancer (GBM) Trish has made her transition. Though it was a difficult time doing her illness and even tougher after her passing. TN’T has regrouped and is in the process of recording new music while anxiously awaiting the premiere of their new video “Pray”. Tom is composing and working with director Joseph H. James Jr., along with composers Gil Small, Randy Wilson, Martin Caba and Monet on a Broadway bound musical.
Losing Trish has been tramatic, the memory of her will drive TN’T to make even greater music. So, as it was so eloquently said by James Brown “What so ever it is, its got to be funky”. Feel free to visit TN'T(Trish N' Tom) at https://tritommusic.com.