Tommy Desanto - Lead Guitar & Vocals for The Crowd Band

Tommy Desanto
Lead Guitar & Vocals

 



For the past fifteen years, Tommy worked with a partner, Betty Seni, entertaining both public and private business clientele. Seni and DeSanto was a high energy, dynamic partnership of talent and creativity. Sadly, because of his desire to settle along the coast of North Carolina, Tommy and Betty held their final performance together in front of a loyal fan base in Atlanta before Tommy departed in 2005.

After finishing 14 years of schooling, which includes a degree in Music Therapy, Tommy had an impressive resume in the music industry. He has 2,000 hours of studio time (jingles and projects) as well as years of travel with successful and well known groups.

His work with major recording artists includes Danny & the Juniors, known for "At the Hop", where he was leader and conductor for revival concerts and club dates, as well as Chubby Checker ("The Twist"), Wayne Cochran and the CC Riders, and Franki Valli, with whom Tommy recorded the hits "Who Loves You", "Swear to God", and worked in shows in Las Vegas, Lake Tahoe, and Atlantic City

In 1980-1982 Tommy had his group Toaster signed with Limelighter Inc. and worked with Billy Graham in San Francisco. Other groups that he has worked with include Gypsy, who performed at Playboy Hotel and Casino in Philadelphia and Free & Easy, whose work took them to Aruba for 2 years and to Louisville, KY where they were successful at Peter Outlaws.

Prior to marrying and settling in Atlanta in 1989, Tommy was on the road with the group Hi-Rize, where he spent 18 weeks a year at Bally's Hotel and Casino.