As far back as he can remember, drummer Tom Getz (aka "Sir Thomas") was annoying his parents, teachers and complete strangers with his incessant finger and foot tapping, as he subconsciously syncopated to the rhythms playing in his head. His first set of real drums (not pots, pan lids and oatmeal boxes) was a second-hand Sears Silvertone kit purchased for $50 when Tom was 12. At 14, he organized his first rock band, and he has been performing with one (or more) bands, covering various musical genres, ever since. Numerous drum sets, and over 4,000 live performances later, Tom usually plays his 4-piece Fortune drums , custom made in Cleveland, Ohio; he uses Zildjian and Sabian cymbals, LP percussion, and Vic Firth sticks and mallets.
Prior to joining The Crystal Ball Band, Sir Thomas most recently provided the driving beat behind The Sam Getz Band and Remember When. On most Sunday mornings, you will also find him behind the drums with his church worship ensemble. Among his many musical influences are Mitch Mitchell (Jimi Hendrix Experience), John "Bonzo" Bonham (Led Zeppelin), Hal Blanie (legendary L.A. studio group, "The Wrecking Crew"), Tony Brock (The Babys, Rod Stewart, others), and Charlie Watts (The Rolling Stones).