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.
started playing the piano when I
enough to see over the keyboard, received my first drum set when I
ten years old, started taking tuba lessons in the 4th grade, picked
the bass guitar in the 7th grade, and somewhere in the middle of all
playing the accordion.
I officially started my musical
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
several other bands in the
area. In the late 1990's, I started up my own polka-variety band.
Today, besides running my band, I occasionally help out
other bands as a sideman, whether it's playing drums,
accordion, keyboard, or bass guitar.
I am the
proprietor of Tom Brusky LLC,
which is an entity that encompasses all of my music business endeavors
— band, recording studio, music production, and websites. My recording
professional audio and graphic design services exclusively to polka
musicians. Polkasound Productions started in 1990 as a four-track
recording studio and has since grown into a digital audio
When I'm not performing or recording
music, you'll likely find me on the tennis courts. I've been an avid
competitive and recreational tennis player since 2011. I also enjoy
biking and spoiling my cats. [See
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