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From the shadows of obscurity, and the swamps of Jersey… Tommy Strazza arrives with a passionate vigor and abandon not seen in these parts for quite some time. Armed with an artillery of songs, a voice full of truth, and soaring guitars that call on and channel the spirits of all that is righteous from Rock’s, past, while looking forward towards it’s future. He takes with him only the raw, bare essentials, and leaves all eccentricities at the door. Tommy’s credo is a simple one. By any means necessary… SHINE.
With his new album The Model Citizen L.P., Tommy does just that. Each song emanates an energy that connects from the get go. There is an emotional tone to the lyrics that are not present on Tommy’s past recordings. He has found his voice…
With the simple aforementioned credo in mind, Tommy decided to let go of his apprehension to let loose and showcase his skills as an instrumentalist. “I wanted to fit in, so I kind of kept my guitar skills semi-quiet. Only occasionally showing off some signs of them.” “Now it’s quite the opposite. I feel like I have to use all of the gifts that I’ve been given, and give it all that I’ve got. What’s the worst that could happen? I might actually stand out?!”
“In this day and age, there is the potential to reach and connect with many more people, in more places than ever before. That is an amazing opportunity for an artist or band to have, use and by any means necessary…SHINE!”
"The Model Citizen L.P." was nominated for "Top Local Release" at the 2010 Asbury Music Awards!!!
Tommy was awarded "Top Guitarist" at the 2011 Asbury Music Awards!!!