Tomas Siroky…..Doghouse Tommy
I am a Double-bassist born in the Czech Republic where I attended violin classes at music school from the age of 6. At age 12 I started to play the Double-bass and the Bass guitar. I won an international Double-bass contest when I was 14 and for me this was the very start of my professional music career. From 2003 to 2009 I studied at The Conservatorium of Music in Czech Budweiss. I got to experience many musical styles during this time while playing in various bands. I’ve played rock, pop, folk, swing, latin, jazz, country and more…
After graduating from school I was a founder member of a Double-bass quartet called ‘Quo Vadis Bass‘ where I was both composer, player and partly manager as well. This quartet is still performing and it has a wide repertoir including classical, popular, rock and swing music. 2008-2013 I also played in czech band Bonsai c.3. From 2009 I have also been the Double-bassist in a Band called The Moonbeans
In addition to playing in bands I’m also experienced as an orchestral double-bassist. My extra orchestral experience includes ‘Rock meets Classic‘ tours that I’d toured in 2011 and 2013 with singers such as: Ian Gillan (Deep Durple), Lou Gram (Foreigner), Dan McCafferty (Nazareth) Les Holroyd (Barclay James Harvest) Marc Storace, (Krokus), Bonnie Tyler, Eric Bazilian (The Hooters) Paul Rodgers (Bad Company, Free, Queen), Chris Thompson, Steve Augiery – (Journey)
Other big orchestras I’ve played with are: The South Bohemian Theatre orchestra (2007 – 2013); The Revolving Theatre Cesky Krumlov (2007 – 2012); Chamber Orchestra Czech Budweiss (2007); Bohemian Symphony Orchesta Prague and many more Orchestras especially at gigs in Germany, Austria, Slovenia, Slovakia, Romania, Switzerland, France, Netherlands and of course Czech Republic and the UK.
I moved to the amazing East Sussex area in England in April 2013. I’m very happy that in the Spring of 2014 I had the opporturnity to join The Southern Blues Kings as a Double-bass player! This style of music we are playing is very close to my heart because it is similar to the music I used to listen to as a child. This is my dream come true