After decades of work in bands of great diversity, Tom Lumen began his solo fingerstyle guitar career in 2011.
Since then he has built a continuously growing fan base with an active concert schedule.
Tom is an internationally touring artist. He toured in the USA, CHINA, VIEtnam, UK, Ireland, Finland, Austria, Germany, mexico, Slovakia and Hungary. He played at the following events among many others:
– Tampere Guitar Festival (with Stanley Jordan, Ricardo Gallen, etc.)
– Zihuatanejo Internation Guitar Festival, Mexico (with Tim Williams, Lipbone Reddig, etc.)
– South Florida Folk Festival, USA
– Dublin Guitar Night (with Jacques Stotzem)
– London Guitar Night
– Vienna Fingerstyle Festival (with Adam Rafferty, Preston Reed, etc.)
He is very proud of having shared a stage on two occasions with Tommy Emmanuel while the world famous guitarist was on tour in Hungary in March 2014.
Tom’s passion and enthusiasm grabs Full attention of the audience and his performances are characterized by intimacy and interaction, as well as virtuosity and cheerfulness. He is a great entertainer and connects with his fans exceptionally. His single instrument evokes the sound of an entire band with his dynamic playing style. His fingerstyle playing technique allows him to perform several musical elements simultaneously that would normally be played by several band members: bass, harmonic accompaniment, melody, rhythm and drum beats. In his diverse program energetic and appealing songs are interwoven with romantic harmonies.
Besides the impressive and distinctive sound of his own compositions, he plays well-known favourites by famous musicians and bands such as Queen, Nat King Cole, Tommy Emmanuel, The Beatles, Billy Idol and Michael Jackson.
Tom is the host artist of the Budapest Fingerstyle Nights, where he invites international artists to perform from all over the world (so far from Chile, Japan, Taiwan, UK, Austria, Australia, Slovakia).
Favourite quote:
”Tom Lumen is a jovial performer bringing joy and happiness to the audience. Variations on styles and moods makes his concerts suitable for various venues.”
– Tomi Tolvanen, Festival Director of Tampere Guitar Festival