Average ThomWhite Band
THOM WHITE: LEAD VOCALS
ROGER GARDELLA: GUITARS, VOCALS & HARMONICA
ANDY MCDONOUGH: KEYBOARD & VOCALS
MIKE GUADAGNO: BASS GUITAR & VOCALS
ERNIE ELGRIM: DRUMS
TOM FISH: LEAD GUITAR & VOCALS
RICH ODDO: LEAD GUITAR & VOCALS
THE BAND

THOM WHITE

THOM BEGAN HIS ROCK CAREER IN 1964 AS THE REPLACEMENT LEAD
SINGER WITH THE ROGUES. THE BAND DID DEMO TAPES FOR RCA
RECORDS AND WJLK STUDIO IN ASBURY PARK. THE ROGUES WERE
THE HOUSE BAND AT THE “SURF N' SEA” TEEN NIGHTCLUB IN SEA
BRIGHT. THEY PERFORMED AT COLLEGES IN NEW ENGLAND AS WELL
AS LOCAL CLUBS IN THE SHORE AREA.

DURING HIS TENURE WITH THE ROGUES, THE BAND WON THE INITIAL
BATTLE OF THE BANDS AT THE MATAWAN-KEYPORT ROLLERDROME
IN 1965, BEATING OUT BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN'S CASTILES AND SONNY
& THE STARFIRES, SONNY KENN’S BAND, WHOSE LEAD SINGER WAS
SOUTHSIDE JOHNNY LYON.

THOM WAS A LEAD SINGER IN TWO BANDS DURING HIS COLLEGE
YEARS IN PA & FLA AND AS A STUDIO BACKGROUND VOCALIST FOR
VARIOUS WRITER/PERFORMERS SUCH AS MARY PILLSBURY, CHRIS
TRENT, JEFF SAXON AND PETER HARTUNG.

IN 1999, THOM FOUNDED THE AVERAGE THOM WHITE BAND, AN
ASSEMBLEAGE OF SOME OF THOM’S FORMER BANDMEMBERS AND
HOLIDAY EXPRESS REGULARS, WITH WHOM THOM PERFORMED AS AN
ORIGINAL MEMBER. IN ADDITION TO PERFORMING WITH ATWB,
THOM WORKS REGULARLY WITH ATWB MATES ROGER GARDELLA &
ANDY MCDONOUGH IN A R T, A GUITAR/PIANO/VOCAL TRIO AND IN
RECENT MONTHS WITH THE ROGUES AFTER BEING REUNITED WITH
ORIGINAL ROGUE MEMBER, MIKE WATERS.

Singer/Songwriter