Tom Quell
Richmond , CA
  • About
  • I would describe my genre as somewhere between R&B, Soul, Funk, and Pop. Some of my biggest influences are Stevie Wonder and Paul McCartney -- 70s soul music is my main influence. I can play solo or with a full band.
  • Genre(s)
    Folk Pop Jazz Singer Songwriter Motown R&B/Soul
  • Venues
    cafe bars restaurant corporate events Music Venues
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Featured Music  (1)
The Power of Family - ...
A live recording with the full band - th ...
Other Videos  (4)
Oogum Boogum Song w/ B...
A cover of a classic song with a well-known Bay Area band.
Acoustic Reel
A compilation of some acoustic moments - in case you're sear...
Live Band Reel
A compilation of some moments with the live band.
"Anything Could Change...
Original song with a pared-down band setup.

Stir together the sounds of R&B, vulnerable singer-songwriter, and Retro Soul, and you've got Bay-Area based Tom Quell. His warm style has been likened to classic singers like Sam Cooke and Paul McCartney--and his voice could very well be an item in the dairy aisle, time and again being described as creamy, buttery, and smooth. Tom's sound is steeped in vintage, old-soul influences as well as a modern flair that speaks uniquely for itself.

Born and raised near Seattle, WA, Tom's musical journey began as an elementary-age kid in his bedroom: listening to *NSYNC and Backstreet Boys on his walkman and memorizing every little nuance in their voices. As his taste began to mature toward 70s soul music over the years, he picked up piano and guitar and started singing in choirs, eventually leading to a spot in a collegiate a cappella group at UC Berkeley. Vocal harmony has always been at the forefront of Tom's style, and it continues to serve as the bedrock for his songwriting and arrangements.

Tom's first full-length album, "Marrow" (2019), was received warmly in the Bay Area and featured many of community's finest musicians. From 2019 to 2022, he lived in a little beach town in Nayarit, Mexico, where he recorded his upcoming music. His 2021 single "Easier Said Than Done," a collaboration with Nicolás Vélez, was a product of the time spent living in Mexico -- as well as his single "I Try You," released in December 2022.

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