Tom Carter

Tom Carter

Before I get into the bio, I also want to encourage you guys to visit: www.soundcloud.com/westwall There are a lot of good songs there and also free downloads on a lot of them.  All I ask is that you please share the songs and song links amongst your friends and social media accounts like Facebook, Twitter(my account is : Tom Carter @whothe1963   ), etc. It is through you guys that this music will get heard !  Many Thanks !  Now here's the Bio:

 This site was created so that fans and future fans will have access to my music and what is going on with lives shows, new recordings, etc.  Soundcloud is great for hosting my original songs, but doesn't give you the ability to upload new photos, videos, and have more interaction with the people who like your music.  A dedicated site was needed, so this is the result of that need.  But, this is supposed to be a bio, right ?  Well, here's a little background on why my music sounds the way it does.

I grew up listening to the great British Invasion Bands of the 1960s.  But was also a child of the 70s, and the early eighties.  Therefore, I love a lot of different types of music, be it funk, punk, new wave, blues, to name a few.  So it's no surprise that a few of my favs include: Beatles, Beastie Boys, Animals, Butler(Richard of the Furs and/or Love Spit Love), Cars, Sade, Clash, Cream, Cult, Doors, God Fathers, Joe Jackson, Led Zep, Morrisey, Ocean Blue, Outfield, Otis Redding, Ramones, REM, Spinners, Who.  Okay, that's more than a few, but you get the idea.

What always mattered to me was that the song was genuine and sincere.  Of course, a hooky pop, and a good beat always mattered too.  Gotta have a good story to tell as well(read here, good lyrics).  By genuine and sincere, I mean that the song moved you in some way.  It made you dance, made you cry, made you think, made you want to learn and hear more songs from the artist that created that song.  In other words, you wanted to become a fan of that music.

I hope that the songs on this site meet this criteria.  If they don't, this is certainly ALWAYS the goal. I hope y'all will come back to this site often to check out what's new as I'm always writing and recording, and uploading new songs.  I also play live as often as possible in the Atlanta area, so sign up as a fan and you'll be alerted to all live shows.  Also, feel free to download my music and share it with your friends.  It's free to do so.   Look forward to interacting with you guys and meeting you in person at the next gig.

All the Best,

Tom Carter