Tom Semioli is a news, advertising, and public relations copy-writer, editor, blogger, bass player, and journalist â€“ but not necessarily in that order!
Tomâ€™s work in television, online media, journalism, advertising, and public relations encompasses automotive, business, consumer, entertainment, fashion, health, humanitarian, sports, and technology news stories and combinations thereof. His copy has been seen and heard on; ABC News, Associated Press Television Network, BBC, Bloomberg TV, CBS News, CMT, CNBC, CNN, ESPN, Fox News, MSN, NBC News, PBS, Telemundo, Thomson Reuters Television, and Univison properties, along with other outlets too numerous to list!
Among the publications Tom has written for include: All Music Guide, Amplifier Magazine, Counterpunch, Huffington Post, Ink 19, Interview, Minor 7th Magazine, MTV.Com, No Depression, Rockpile, Shout NY, Spin, VH-1.Com, and the Village Voice.
“The music I love is pure. It is guitar, bass, drums, and some keyboards. It’s rock and roll! My mantra is ‘don’t bore us get to the chorus’ which goes back to [playing] in the Mambo Sons. Anything I’ve ever […]
June 2016, New York NY: The international music industry buzz radiating from the Reeperbahn Festival is growing louder, larger, and more influential thanks to an iconic New York City alternative weekly and the German Foreign Office! At the legendary […]
“I think people who enjoy being challenged by a story, wherever they live, will respond to my performances. I played in Ireland at a songwriting festival a couple of winters ago, and the Irish response to the stories was unparalleled. […]
“I feel like I’m at my own wake!” proclaims a beaming George Usher from the stage of the sanctified Mercury Lounge in lower Manhattan. With his latest musical partner Lisa Burns by his side, along with a crack backing ensemble […]
“You cannot mine this territory! The last thing I want to do is to sound like every other blues band! It’s not the just ‘blues!’ It’s art!” Step back everyone. Hugh Pool is on a roll at the Sidewalk Café […]
“The video was filmed guerilla style …you know, we just made it up as we went along!” The svelte, noir folk rock goddess, poet, and provocateur known to No Depression readers from “Under The Sheets with Anthony Haden-Guest and Lorraine […]
Names can be deceiving. Witness guitar ace Mike Locke and his Repeat Offenders – a Dayton, Ohio based blues powerhouse with a rotating cast of players which has been tearing it up, to put it mildly, on the underground American […]
“Aw shucks! Go on!” coos Ellen Foley when I recall the occasion wherein she jumped on stage at My Father’s Place on Long Island, New York on a hot summer evening in 1979 to duet with Ian Hunter whilst guitar […]
By Tom Semioli “Well it is art if they say it is…” Anthony Haden-Guest. Music often makes for strange bedfellows. The above-quoted iconic writer Anthony Haden-Guest and noir folk artist Lorraine Leckie would strike most American citizens as polar opposites. […]
By Tom Semioli Stop, look and listen to Jessie Torrisi, the sultry, sexy, super-charged singer / songwriter / guitarist / band leader of Austin trio Please Please Me and you’d think she was born and raised to be a roots rocker […]
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