Tom is a prestigious acoustic and electric bassist who has been a staple of the Chicago music scene since the late 1970’s.
A chameleon of styles, Tom has played on 100’s of jingles, ﬁlm scores, and albums but is best known as the ﬁrst call bassist in Chicago theatre. Over his blessed career, he’s worked with such legends as Sting, Cyndi Lauper, Stephen Sondheim and has most recently ﬁnished a 3+ year run of the iconic musical Hamilton.
Since the music stopped in 2020, he has refocused his energy into his studio Oasis Recording in Chicago and his dog, Chadwick.
“Most of my gigs are in a studio or theatre environment. They demand clarity, deﬁnition and punch often at low volumes. My Genzler Magellan 800 and Bass Array 12-3 provide all of this and more. Low notes are clear, warm and articulate for both my electric and acoustic basses. If I need to play loud, no problem. The d.i. sounds great in the studio or live.” – Tom Mendel
Connect With Tom
Website – www.tommendel.com