Howdy, Folks! Thanks for dropping in. What a ride it's been ! Thirty years of entertaining the folks and peaking ! I've been here on the Florida Gulf Beaches for 13 years, performing about 250 gigs per year. The gigs I love the best, though, are those where I perform as the legendary Garth Brooks. All through the 90s up til 2014 people had been telling my I look like him, I act like him on stage, I runaround like him, etc. I had never seen Garth live, so I had no idea what we did was so similar. In 2014, after much prodding from some in the industry, I looked into doing a tribute. I went to see Garth in concert, and left that venue a changed person, like I just watched myself!
What to Expect
I shall take the stage, usually to the song "Rodeo". During the opening number I'll work the stage or floor to acknowledge some in the crowd, eye to eye. It's more than the music. It's about making the folks happy to be there. Nothing accomplishes that goal better than eye to eye contact, perhaps pointing them out as they sing along, or letting them take over a certain line or chorus in the song.
And... when we near the finale, The Dance and Friends In Low Places will show exactly what it's all about. In the video section, I have a clip of it from The Grand Valley Inn, near Pittsburgh PA. They're having me back for a SEVENTH time in June, 2021.
Few artists can make this happen so easily and completely. It's why Garth is Entertainer of the Year, and why I've been so successful in the business for 30 years.
Powerful and Fun Tribute - A one man Garth Concert
I've been a full time entertainer for thirty-three years, and a Garth tribute performer for six years. Whether on a big stage like the Bloomsburg Fair (Pennsylvania's largest fair), Pinellas Park Performing Arts Center (Florida), or the Barberton Speedway Race Track (Ohio), the small stage at one of the Florida community clubhouses, or restaurant / country club that host me for the Dinner And Show style event, you'll get the same positive and fun vibe that you get at a Garth show. Most venues I perform have me back repeatedly. I use highly professional backing tracks, on some of which I've collaborated with Garth's actual concert guitarist to supply me with the live concert versions of the songs. I create my tracks to mimic Garth's live performance, with custom endings and intros, etc. Looking into 2022, I have performances booked in FL, PA, OH, MI, IL, and NC, so take note I do quite a bit of travelling. Gig Salad is new to me as I've booked myself since 1988, with many of my Garth tributes booked via word of mouth from previous clients - so you won't see any reviews yet on Gig Salad. Take a watch at some video and judge for yourself, or give me a call or email for more info, etc. Thank you!
Additional Booking Notes
Tom Davis uses an incredibly small footprint when needed.
Upcoming Booked Events
|November 06, 2021 • 9:00pm - 10:00pm||House Party|
Past Booked Events
|November 07, 2020 • 6:00pm - 8:00pm||Dinner Party|
For the Garth tribute, the set list is chosen from Garth Brooks' concert hits.
Friends in Low Places, The Dance, If Tomorrow Never Comes, Beaches Of Cheyenne, Much Too Young, That Summer, Make You Feel My Love, Unanswered Prayers, Two Pina Coladas, Etc.
For country themed events where a bit more variety, I'll add more artists' songs to the set list, such as George Strait, Brooks and Dunn, Billy Currington, Alan Jackson, plus some more modern selections.
Influences & Inspiration
For this specific act, you'll just have to guess !!!
In most cases I provide my own. A general sound system with three inputs and suitable power is required. A compact, powerful, accompanying stage light show is available.