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I was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, where I reside today. I grew up in a household full of highly-accomplished musicians, including a church organist, jazz bassists, and a heavy metal drummer. I started playing the piano when I was just tall enough to see over the keyboard, received my first drum set when I was ten years old, started taking tuba lessons in the 4th grade, picked up the bass guitar in the 7th grade, and somewhere in the middle of all that, I began playing the accordion.

I officially started my musical career at age eleven, occasionally playing drums with a dixieland band. In 1986 at the age of sixteen, I joined my first polka band, and remained with them for twenty years. During that time, I also became involved with several other bands in the Milwaukee area. In the late 1990's, I started up my own polka-variety band.

I am the proprietor of Tom Brusky LLC, which is an entity that encompasses my band, music production, and websites. In 1990 at the age of 20, I opened a home-based recording studio called Polkasound Productions. For the next 30 years, my studio provided audio and graphic design services to musicians and business in the Milwaukee area. Now Polkasound Productions is a developer of polka-oriented virtual instruments for computer-based musicians and composers.

I was an avid competitive tennis player around the Milwaukee area until compounding knee injuries retired me from the courts in 2019. Now in my spare time, I mainly enjoy writing and composing music. I'm also a doting dad to three rescue cats.




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