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Tom Sharpe's Lifing the World Earns Glowing Reviews

Just Announced! Tom Sharpe with the Wisconsin Youth Symphony Orchestra – March 25, 2017

16th Annual Percussion Extravaganza! “Lifting the World to Peace” Saturday, March 25th, 2017 1:30 pm Mills Concert Hall Tom Sharpe We are so excited to announce our 16th annual Percussion Extravaganza! This year will be unlike any other as WYSO’s Percussion Ensemble takes the stage with internationally recognized performer, composer, and percussionist Tom Sharpe. In […]

Tom Sharpe, Composer, Performer

Musician Tom Sharpe breaks out solo

by HPBonfiglio SOUTH HAVEN – If you’ve seen former Styx frontman Dennis DeYoung or Mannheim Steamroller in concert during the past decade, it would be easy to confuse Tom Sharpe as the drummer. Until recently, he did sit behind the drum kit for both of those bands. But in that same decade, the multi-instrumentalist, songwriter and […]

Tom Sharpe with Taiko drum

Mannheim Steamroller drummer from Oswego writes symphony

Tom Sharpe is a master of musical multi-tasking. by Jamie Sotonoff, The Daily Herald The Mannheim Steamroller drummer, acclaimed songwriter and Oswego resident is known for his high-energy, large-sounding performances on percussion instruments — sometimes playing several at once. CDs/DVDs with Tom Sharpe’s music “If you have your eyes closed and you’re just listening, you’re […]

Performance “Worth the price of admission” to concert

Knoxville, Tennessee Originally published December 22, 2014 Courtesy of Over the past thirty years, among the sounds that have become synonymous with Christmas have been the musical treatment of classics by Chip Davis’s Mannheim Steamroller. One of two touring troupes graced the stage of Knoxville’s historic Tennessee Theater to present a sold out crowd […]

Tom Sharpe wth Mannheim Steamroller

Columbus, OH critic calls Sharpe’s drumming “Highlight of the Show.”

By Gary Budzak For The Columbus Dispatch Originally published December 22, 2014 Mannheim Steamroller’s Red touring cast effectively celebrated two milestones during its annual Palace Theatre concert last night. First, a bit of explanation for those who aren’t that familiar with Mannheim Steamroller. It has two groups that tour the country during the holidays. For […]

Chicago Sun-Times interviews Tom Sharpe

BY JEFF ELBEL | FOR SUN-TIMES MEDIA Percussionist and composer Chip Davis founded Mannheim Steamroller in 1974. Although Davis experienced great success with the first several gold-selling albums in Mannheim Steamroller’s “Fresh Aire” series, 1984’s “Christmas” skyrocketed to multiplatinum status and became a cultural phenomenon. The album’s rocked-out version of “Deck the Halls” has been […]

Detroit Drummer Tom Sharpe Takes The Stage With Mannheim Steamroller

The WOMC Christmas Concert featuring Mannheim Steamroller is Sunday night at Detroit’s legendary Fox Theater.  It’s the 30th anniversary of “Chip Davis’ Mannheim Christmas”. Behind the drums Sunday you’ll find fellow Detroiter Tom Sharpe. Tom’s another one of those musicians whose birthplace is the Motor City but who has flown under the radar for the […]