The TomCats are a band that will remind you why you love music or introduce you to a whole new heartfelt world in music. This Southwest Virginia based band plays /rock/country/blues to make your feet dance and , WARNING, your heart ready to burst with emotions. Classic rock of from Lynyrd Skynyrd, ZZ Top, Tom Petty, Bob Segar, blues from artist such as Stevie Ray Vaughn, Allman Brothers, and Joe Cocker combines with a dose of country from Hank Williams Jr., Merle Haggard and Chris Stapleton. These influences set the groundwork for a blend of musical personalities.
With a musical heritage from his father, Ron Addison personifies the band sound with his soulful and rocking lead singing while playing rhythm guitar. Military travels let him perform in many countries but he is home in Virginia. Traditional country music is in his blood, rock in his drive, and blues in his soul.
Clay Woods is the master lead guitar player of the band as well as playing Resonator guitar, harmonica, and backup vocals. Clay has been a professional musician for 40 years and his playing proves the point.
Driving the band on drums is Mike Meredith. Mike is a seasoned percussionist from several bands around Southwest VA. His love of music and seeing the crowd enjoying themselves gives fuel to the flames you may sometimes expect from the sticks.
Tony Riffe gives the groove to the band with his bass guitar. Tony has been playing music in many different forms his entire life. Music, along with God, wife, family, dogs, and scuba diving are his passions.
Bill Sayler has been playing the tenor saxophone for many years. Bill has played with several bands in the Tri-Cities area including Reflections and PF Flyers. Bill loves Beach music and Bob Seger. Bill's sax is featured in many of the bands songs as well as his tenor backup vocals.