About Tommy Von:
Mr. Von is a BMI composer and songwriter. He started his performing and writing career as a founding member of the psychedelic rock band Myst. Myst was formed in 1989 in Fullerton CA. Myst released “Hit Or Myst” - a full length vinyl LP in 1991 which gained national college radio airplay and toured the western US in support of the album.
Mr. Von began his audio production experience as part of the live sound crew at CSUF, Fullerton CA (1989-1991) providing sound support for weekly concerts and pub shows on campus. He then moved to Chicago Ill. to occupy the Chief Studio Engineer position at King Studios on Chicago Ave. (1991-1992).
Pursuing his interest in audio production, he then attended and graduated from UCLA Recording Engineering school under the instruction of Michael Braunstein, who worked with artists including Frank Zappa, Crosby, Stills & Nash, The Eagles, Quincy Jones, Barry Manilow, Lynyrd Skynyrd, and Grand Funk Railroad, to name a few.
Courses at UCLA also included an internship under Missy Worth in Artist Development at Sony Music West Coast HQ. Over the years, Mr. Von has provided engineering and producer services to many groups and songwriters in the Hip Hop, Pop, Alternative Rock, Blues and Jazz Genres. Other sound related activity included managing Action Audio, a Hollywood based TV/Film sound equipment rental facility. He moved to CO in 2008 to pursue involvement in the live music scene of Denver as both a performer and event booker and promoter.
Why the Garage?
Quote from an album review of Hit or Myst from 1991
“The garage is where this band comes from, and I say that because they play a good and true type of “garage music.” The show off guitar work is there, the “we’re into Rush and Black Flag” statement was definitely said somewhere alone the line, and the need to hear (the album) a couple of times just to get it makes this a vinyl show of garage based Americana.”
2016 Buddha Tone