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Thomas L. Hardy

Thomas L. Hardy

New Jersey native Thomas L. Hardy (born October 22, 1982) is an American percussionist who finds his stride in gospel, jazz, R&B and soul genres. As a toddler, his mom realized that her talented child would only use the potty if it was placed behind his drum set. This early conditioning prepared him to be one of New Jersey’s most recognized percussionists in academic and social arenas. At Scotch Plains High School, he was a member of the NJ State Champions Moonglowers Jazz Band and in 2001 was recognized as Soloist of the Year. He was also a top percussionist in the marching band, symphony, concert band and percussion ensemble, and toured with the Raiders Drum and Bugle Corps of NJ. Upon graduation, he accepted the opportunity to teach the Battery Percussion for several NJ high schools and perform with Jazz/Fusion bands in the NJ/NY metropolitan area. His experience also extends to musical theater productions for student and adult performances, accompanying orchestras of varying sizes as percussionist. His latest ventures include performing with BET Music Matters Artist Steve Lovell and the Melodic Groove Band, two R&B/soul groups. He also serves as the percussionist at several churches and is often hired to join local bands for a variety of programs. In 2019, Thomas launched TLH Percussion LLC to provide percussion technical support, set lessons, consultations and professional musical tracks for recording artists. Thomas believes that his passion for percussion will help create music that will leave people inspired, encouraged and invigorated. So far, he’s doing just that.

My Soultone Set: 

18" Custom Brilliant Crash
17" Custom Brilliant Crash
20" Custom Brilliant Ride
13" Custom Brilliant Hi-Hat Pair
10" FXO 6
17" Old K Crash
15" FXO 12
14" Custom China

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