Words & Skin & Bone
2005 DIY Album of the Year!! '[Team Tomato's] lyrics are very creative and show excellent writing and work usage skills. The music is powerful and creative with a fresh, bold feel and excellent melodies. The title is a real eye grabber! [Team Tomato's] vocals are fresh and the harmonies are smooth. The music is wonderfully composed and played with lively, infectious melodies and perfect organization and structure.' -Senior Editor VH1 Song of the Year Competition 'Team Tomato's songs are skillfully-crafted and densely layered; infused with catchy hooks, haunting melodies and impressive jams which demonstrate a maturity level that reaches well beyond the bandmembers' years.' -Michelle Ulsohn Playback STL Bio: Beginning as a philosophy of drunken camaraderie amongst a group of musical friends, Team Tomato arises from the years of heartbreaks and hangovers. Although only having played as Team Tomato for a little over a year, the members have been performing together for more than a decade. This most recent and lucrative endeavor has been the truest vein of melodic, high-energy rock and roll and offbeat pop, with the precise amount of unapologetic assault in every performance. Within Saint Louis' music scene they possess a loyal fan-base determined to witness every spectacle along the way. Team Tomato's first album, Teamwork Helps Us All; performed by Brian Wiegert and recorded and produced by Jordan Ross, was released in early 2004. The rousing response to the CD and musical drive of Wiegert pushed him to assemble a live Team Tomato. Since forming this cultivated quartet, Team Tomato has come out with their second self-recorded/ produced/mastered full-length album, Words and Skin and Bone. Their latest release varies from Teamwork Helps Us All - a mellower melodic counterpart to their live performances - in it's fuller ensemble of blended guitar tracks, driving bass riffs, and drum attack. Within the past year they have played over 100 shows, received numerous accolades for their latest album; including being voted one of the five best local releases for 2004 [Playback STL], as well as joining 2 other finalists in the VH1's Song of the Year Competition for their title track 'Words and Skin and Bone', and continue to entertain and impress crowds with their savvy musicianship and original approach to songwriting. Most recently, the band was honored with the highest honor at the 'Do-It-Yourself' Convention in Los Angeles with the title of '2005 DIY Album of the Year'.