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.
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
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.