Tom Finn

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Tom Finn
Tom Finn July 2012.jpg
Finn taking the stage with the Left Banke's reunion tour on July 6, 2012.
Background information
Genres Baroque rock, pop, jazz
Occupation(s) Musician, songwriter
Instruments Vocals, guitar
Years active 1960s - current
Associated acts Left Banke

Thomas Joseph "Tom" Finn is a founding member of the 1960s baroque rock group the Left Banke.[1]

After the Left Banke disbanded, Finn went on to become an engineer at Bell Sound Studios as well as working with jazz drummer Buddy Rich at Rich's night club Buddy's Place as stage manager and MC.

In 1982 Studio 54 owner Steve Rubell convinced Finn to try his hand as a DJ. This led to Finn working at NY clubs such as The Palladium, The Red Zone, and Au Bar. In the 1990s Finn began working as a DJ for private events, resulting in his own company, Topspin Entertainment.

Finn was the DJ for the White House Millennium Gala, hosted by President Bill Clinton and Hillary Rodham Clinton. In 2006, he appeared in the November issue of Town & Country magazine in a five-page spread called "The Party Masters". Finn was featured in a The New York Times (December 16, 2006) article "The D.J. Who Moves the Movers and Shakers".

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ward, Ed (December 19, 2011). "The Left Banke: Teenage Pioneers Of Jangle-Pop". NPR. Retrieved 22 April 2012. 

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