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Tom Ray

Tom Ray

Background information
Born  1972
Origin Madison, WI

Instruments Vocals, keys, drums
Years Active1995 - present

Tom Ray (born 1972) is the founder and lead singer of the Madison, Wisconsin, rock band Lorenzo's Music.
Tom Ray was born in Madison, Wisconsin, and started his first band as the singer in the fourth grade with some of his friends from school. 

His freshman year at high school he played drums for a punk rock band called Social Interrogation. After self-releasing a cassette EP, Tom left the band in 1988. Soon after, Tom joined a metal band named Fallacy as the lead singer. He was in this band for several years and released one self-tiled EP cassette in 1994. Tom wanted to change the music style of the band and after difference of opinion with some of the members, the band broke up soon after the release of the album. 

After this Tom taught himself to play piano, guitar and used other instruments he had learned over the years such as trumpet and drums to write songs. This became his band Lorenzo Music (later changed to Lorenzo's Music). He began working on these songs with the drummer Rob Gugel from Fallacy as well as guitarist and friend Eric Johnson from his earlier high school band days. Over the years Tom worked with many musicians to form the group. 

When Tom was a music booker for the night club Paramount Music Hall met Mark Whitcomb (who was a bassist originally) and drummer Scott Beardsley. Tom met with them and played them the demo material he had been writing and asked them to work with him. Tom has worked with Mark since this time on all of the following Lorenzo's Music albums.

Lorenzo's Music has served as Tom's primary musical focus, though his resume also includes the side project, The Braddach's, an Irish punk band he performed in from 2002-2004.


Social Interrogation

  • Rain (1988) self-released


  • Fallacy (1994) Self-released

Lorenzo's Music

  • Lorenzo Music (1998) Self-released
  • Schematic
  • Solamente Tres Palabras