The Skeptics’ full-length CD Be Satisfied available for download now!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Skepticsongs recording artists The Skeptics have re-released their 1995 CD, Be Satisfied, 25 years after it made CMJ charts in several U.S. markets. The group’s debut CD features Tom Mullen on lead vocals and guitar, Mark Buckley on bass, Michael “Hairy” Harrier on lead guitar and vocals, and Tim Kelly on drums.

Be Satisfied is available for download on iTunes, Amazon, Spotify, and most other digital music outlets. Sound samples and download links can be found here.

Mullen will perform all ten songs from the album acoustically tonight on Facebook Live  on what has become the #1 rated show in Royalton, NY for that time slot. A link to his Facebook Live feed is here.

World Tour dates are not yet confirmed.

Bio

The Skeptics

Tom Mullen: lead vocals, guitar
Mark Buckley: bass, vocals
Dave Levin: lead guitar, vocals
Dan Komanski: drums

Past members:
Mike Harrier: lead guitar, vocals
Tim Kelly: drums
Christ Swist: drums
Todd Krueger: drums

The Skeptics’ unique blend of melody and edge, harmony and power is gradually bringing them to the forefront of the alternative music scene in Western New York. Their first CD, Be Satisfied,  received airplay at over 100 college and commercial radio stations, several of which reported The Skeptics on their weekly College Music Journal (CMJ) airplay charts. The band released their latest EP, Reloaded, in 2019, which included Global Music Awards Bronze Medal winner, “South Beach.”

The Skeptics are known for their high-energy live performances, including headline shows in New York City, Pittsburgh, Rochester and Buffalo. Notable appearances include opening for national recording artists, 10,000 Maniacs, an appearance on Channel 4’s Nickel City Scene and two appearances on Channel 7’s A.M. Buffalo. The Skeptics have received heavy rotation on WEDG 103.3 FM, CKEY FM 101.1 The River, WBNY 91.3 FM, and numerous other radio stations.

The Skeptics have been described as “hard-driving, guitar-based rock ‘n’ roll,” with a “listener-friendly style” by Anthony Violanti of The Buffalo News, while Dale Anderson of Artvoice described their sound as “infectious.” Popular Australian music blog The Music Injection calls South Beach “a super catchy song.”

For more information, e-mail Harold Palms at contact@skepticsongs.com.

Below is the title track from Be Satisfied:

The Skeptics to Re-release Be Satisfied for 25th Anniversary

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Skepticsongs recording artists The Skeptics will re-release their 1995 CD, Be Satisfied, 25 years after it made CMJ charts in several U.S. markets. The group’s debut CD featured Tom Mullen on lead vocals and guitar, Mark Buckley on bass, Michael “Hairy” Harrier on lead guitar and vocals, and Tim Kelly on drums.

The new release will be available for download on iTunes, Amazon, Spotify, and most other digital music outlets within the next few weeks.

Mullen will perform all ten songs from the album in an upcoming Facebook Live show, date to be announced. Mullen currently appears regularly 7:00 PM – 7:30 PM EST each Wednesday night on what has become the #1 rated show in Royalton, NY for that time slot.

World Tour dates are not yet confirmed.

Bio

The Skeptics

Tom Mullen: lead vocals, guitar
Mark Buckley: bass, vocals
Dave Levin: lead guitar, vocals
Dan Komanski: drums

Past members:
Mike Harrier: lead guitar, vocals
Tim Kelly: drums
Christ Swist: drums
Todd Krueger: drums

The Skeptics’ unique blend of melody and edge, harmony and power is gradually bringing them to the forefront of the alternative music scene in Western New York. Their first CD, Be Satisfied,  received airplay at over 100 college and commercial radio stations, several of which reported The Skeptics on their weekly College Music Journal (CMJ) airplay charts. The band released their latest EP, Reloaded, in 2019, which included Global Music Awards Bronze Medal winner, “South Beach.”

The Skeptics are known for their high-energy live performances, including headline shows in New York City, Pittsburgh, Rochester and Buffalo. Notable appearances include opening for national recording artists, 10,000 Maniacs, an appearance on Channel 4’s Nickel City Scene and two appearances on Channel 7’s A.M. Buffalo. The Skeptics have received heavy rotation on WEDG 103.3 FM, CKEY FM 101.1 The River, WBNY 91.3 FM, and numerous other radio stations.

The Skeptics have been described as “hard-driving, guitar-based rock ‘n’ roll,” with a “listener-friendly style” by Anthony Violanti of The Buffalo News, while Dale Anderson of Artvoice described their sound as “infectious.” Popular Australian music blog The Music Injection calls South Beach “a super catchy song.”

For more information, e-mail Harold Palms at contact@skepticsongs.com.

Below is the title track from Be Satisfied:

Tom Mullen Facebook Live Acoustic Show Wednesday May 20, 2020

Skeptics/Holly Days front man and Skepticsongs recording artist Tom Mullen will do a live solo acoustic performance on Facebook live Wednesday May 20 at 7 PM EST. Mullen will perform selections from his solo and Skeptics songbooks, as well Holly Days’ singles and other covers.

The show is scheduled for 30 minutes (hey, that’s all the Beatles played for) so don’t be late!

Link to live feed here: https://www.facebook.com/live/producer/1948170291994448

Tom Mullen Live Acoustic on Facebook Wednesday March 13 7 PM

Skeptics/Holly Days front man and Skepticsongs recording artist Tom Mullen will do a live solo acoustic performance on Facebook live Wednesday May 13 at 7 PM EST. Mullen will perform selections from his solo and Skeptics songbooks, as well Holly Days’ singles and other covers.

The show is scheduled for 30 minutes (hey, that’s all the Beatles played for) so don’t be late!

Link to live feed here: https://www.facebook.com/live/producer/1948170291994448

Tom Mullen Live Acoustic on Facebook April 29!

Skeptics/Holly Days front man and Skepticsongs recording artist Tom Mullen will do a live solo acoustic performance on Facebook live Wednesday April 29 at 7 PM EST. Mullen will perform selections from his solo and Skeptics songbooks, as well Holly Days’ singles and other covers.

The show is scheduled for 30 minutes (hey, that’s all the Beatles played for) so don’t be late!

Link to live feed here: https://www.facebook.com/tommullenmusic/live/

 

The Skeptics Release new EP, Reloaded

Buffalo, NY. March 28, 2019. Buffalo-based The Skeptics released a new, four-song EP titled, Reloaded on Thursday. The veteran Western New York power pop quartet took a break from individual projects to recapture the magic that put them on college radio charts all over the country.

Tom and Dave each penned two songs for this tight little EP. The disc gets off to a rousing start with Tom’s fun-in-the-sun, “South Beach,” which grabbed a Bronze Medal at the Global Music Awards. Next up is Dave’s “Flat,” which will leave you anything but. The band continues with an acoustic trip down “Woodmancy Road” and finishes strong with the multi-textured “Bittersweet and Cold.”

Mark’s melodic bass playing adds something special to each track, while Danny K holds it all down with rock steady drumming and tasty fills.

Catchy hooks, compelling melodies, rich harmonies and a variety of styles – It’s incredible what these guys accomplish in such a short space of time. Load up The Skeptics Reloaded – you’ll be glad you did.

Listen to sound samples or download mp3s here.

Download from iTunes here.

Download from Amazon here.

Listen on Spotify here.

The Skeptics Win Bronze Medal in Global Music Awards for “South Beach”

Buffalo-based rock/power pop band The Skeptics won a Bronze Medal in the Global Music Awards for the song, “South Beach,” off their four-song  EP, Reloaded, scheduled for release March 30, 2019. A sneak preview can be heard here.

The fun-in-the-sun track features songwriter Tom Mullen’s lead vocals and rhythm guitar, Dave Levin’s surf rock lead lines and vocal harmonies, Mark Buckley’s emphatic bass and Dan Komanski’s rock steady drumming and tasty fills.

“It’s an ode to sun, fun and exotic, beautiful women,” says Mullen, “as all odes should be!”

South Beach was recorded at Loft Studio in Cheektowaga, N.Y. and produced by Jim Sommer. It is the band’s first release since the 1990s. More information can be found on the Skepticsongs website at www.skepticsongs.com.

Tom Mullen Releases 2nd Solo CD, Unfamiliar Ground

Includes Global Music Awards Bronze Medal Winners

“You Were Right, Mr. Spock” and “Not in Love!”

Tom Mullen continues to grow as a singer/songwriter. His latest solo effort, Unfamiliar Ground, features five new, original songs covering a range of styles, including alternative, modern rock, rockabilly, and power pop.

 

Tom Mullen Wins 2nd Bronze Medal in Global Music Awards

The Global Music Awards announced its latest winners on Friday and Buffalo, N.Y. native Tom Mullen’s upcoming CD, Unfamiliar Ground,  yielded a 2nd Bronze Medal. This time it was the upbeat, power pop “Not in Love” that captured the honors. Mullen previously won Bronze for “You Were Right, Mr. Spock,” off the same CD.

“Established in 2011, the Global Music Awards is a well-known international music competition which celebrates independent musicians. Global Music Awards is widely recognized by industry insiders as giving legitimacy to highly talented artists. ‘Global Music Awards is recognized as music’s golden seal of approval,” says the official website for the awards.

“That’s an old tune I wrote when much younger and not in a band at the time,” said Mullen. “So, it never got recorded. It always reminded me of something Paul McCartney might have written during the Beatles’ heyday, around the time of Rubber Soul or Beatles for Sale, maybe. So, when I decided to resurrect it and couldn’t remember all the original lyrics, I worked in some references to Sir Macca and the Fabs. See if you can find them.”

Mullen sings lead vocals and plays acoustic guitar on “Not in Love.” He is joined by Gregg Deinhart (bass) of the Alexandria, Va. band Nowhere Men, Dan Komanski (drums) of The Skeptics, Doug Yeomans (lead guitar) of the Twang Gang and Steve Macdonald (background vocals) of Cock Robin. The track was recorded at Loft Studio in Cheektowaga, N.Y. and produced by Jim Sommer, also a member of Cock Robin.

Tom Mullen has been making music for over 30 years.  During the 1990’s, he was lead singer, guitarist, and principle songwriter for The Skeptics, an alternative power pop band that enjoyed regional acclaim and CMJ charting.  Tom has opened shows for national acts The Tubes and 10,000 Maniacs and appeared twice on A.M. Buffalo with The Skeptics, as well as Nickel City Scene.  He released his 2nd solo CD, Unfamiliar Ground, in 2017. More info can be found at www.skepticsongs.com.

Tom is originally a native of Buffalo, NY and graduate of Canisius College.  He earned a Master’s Degree in English from Buffalo State College.

Tom Mullen Wins Bronze Medal in Global Music Awards

Buffalo, NY native Tom Mullen won a Bronze Medal in the Global Music Awards for the song, “You Were Right, Mr. Spock,” off his second solo CD, Unfamiliar Ground. The track has been heard on over 150 radio stations and has been a staple of Mullen’s live performances since he penned the single in 2014.

The song is an upbeat blend of alternative folk rock and power pop, featuring Mullen on lead vocals and rhythm guitar, Doug Yeomans on lead guitar, Steve Macdonald of Cock Robin on backing vocals, Tim O’Connell of Eden on drums and Mark Buckley of The Skeptics on bass. The lyrics protest man’s tendency to allow passion to overcome his reason in societal matters, including war, making use of the popular Star Trek character and his frequent commentary on the 1960s-era television show.

“I probably made him a bit more libertarian than he really was, ” says Mullen, “although I don’t think it was too far a stretch.”

Unfamiliar Ground was recorded at Loft Studio in Cheektowaga, N.Y. and produced by Jim Sommer, also of Cock Robin. It is Mullen’s 2nd solo CD. He released his first, A Glimpse of the Ether, in 2007. Mullen also has two releases as lead singer and principle songwriter of The Skeptics, Be Satisfied (1994) and Reloaded (2013). Links to all releases can be found on the Skepticsongs website at www.skepticsongs.com.

Mullen is the author of two books, A Return to Common Sense: Reawakening Liberty in the Inhabitants of America and Where Do Conservatives and Liberals Come From? And What Ever Happened to Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness? He has also ghostwritten two New York Times Best Sellers, reaching #1 and #3 on the list, respectively. More information on Mullen’s writing can be found at www.tommullen.net.