Tom Wehrle has been a writing, recording and performing artist full time for the past 8 years. His music has matured into an electric/acoustic blend of modern pop, thoughtful lyrics, and fun catchy melodies that people have come to love. The love of his music can be seen by a large following on MySpace, Facebook, and through his own website.
Mad City Tragedy is Tom's 5th studio album that is not just self-produced CD, but, he played everything on the project. Which is a first for Tom in doing absolutely everything you hear on the project. The album is filled with songs that embrace every aspect of life: joy, heartbreak, happiness, sadness, love, death, and hope. Tom has found a way not only to mix musical influences into something new all his own, but write songs that touch the heart in compelling ways.
The concept for Mad City Tragedy started on April 18th, 2010 when Tom decided to record a project where he would do everything entirely by himself. Having already produced all of his albums up to this point, he understood the challenge ahead. Granted, he thought the project would be worked on "on and off" again for around year before being completed. But the inspiration flowed and between the months of March and June 2010 he wrote 9 new songs and recorded 10. The final and last song to be recorded (For the Better) was an older song he ran across and knew it's home was written in the stars to be on Mad City Tragedy.
There is something magical about the album you can't put your finger on. After one listen to Mad City Tragedy you'll notice a contrast between all the songs on the project, but that they all cohesively fit together like peanut butter and jelly.
Tom's musical journey started back in the early 90's when he taught himself how to play piano after wanting to play a song he heard on the radio. Later he would do the same and teach himself how to play guitar as well. By the late 90's he joined/started a band with two of his other siblings. After that band ran its course, Tom found himself continuing to write. After releasing two EP's, an LP by the title of Something You Can't Find was released in May of 2003.
Something You Can't Find found Tom out for the first time playing solo shows by himself, uncharted water for him. It also brought about his first gigs at some colleges across the country. Even the American Music Awards caught note and named Tom one of the top 50 unsigned acts.
A little over 2 years later came the release of Room to Dream on Aug 31st of 2005, Tom's 2nd studio album. More touring across the country found Tom putting on over 20,000 miles on his van in just 3 months. Tom has now played at over 100 colleges anywhere from Maine to California. Not many independent artist can claim such a feat.
Many things happened over the years to inspire Tom's 3rd studio album "When You Can't Wait for Tomorrow", which was released in 2007 and brought classics such as Find a Friend, Is There Anyone for Me and Seventeen.
Then came last years "Closure" on the fitting date of 11/10/09. His 4th full length project culminated by a group of songs that had been written years and years ago finally seeing the light of day, such as Just Dreaming, Still Feels the Same, and Upside Down. The title of the album inspired by an episode of The Office, of all things.