Tom Suhey has been involved in music for the past 20 years. He began playing drums at the age of 7. Throughout his early drumming years, Tom recorded at various studios in the NY/NJ area. Several years later, he started experimenting with the technical side of music by recording and producing local bands in his parents basement.
His desire to become a part of the music industry led him to pursue a degree in musical engineering. Tom holds a B.A. in Music and Sound Recording from The University of New Haven. While at UNH, he studied all areas of music which encompassed recording, technology, theory, and percussion.
Tom joined the portrait family in 2003 after landing an internship with Chris Badami. With the same intensity and passion for music, the two hit it off instantly. Since then Tom has quickly matured as an producer/engineer. He began running his own sessions and creating a buzz in the local music scene as a respected producer/engineer/mixer. This helped him land his current role as a producer/engineer/mixer at Portrait Recording Studios.
Over the past 7 years with Portrait Recording Studios, Tom has been behind the board for many local and national artists including Crash Romeo, Socratic, Just Left, A Clear Blurr, Rosematter, Then Falls Caesar, The Thief, & Let Me Run.
He has also engineered, mixed, and produced songs for Devlin Drive, Kid Control, Stephanie White and The NY Filthharmonic, Hometown Anthem, Foster, Stafford, Eastbound, Where Your Heart Lies, Going Home, Honesty Eyes, The Murder and The Harlot, Earth Stood Still, Heartwork, Dreams of Venice, And Then There Were Machines, The Autumn Life, Daniel Farr, Framework, Speedball, Ghost of a Tragedy, One Brick Down, Standby Records, Trustkill Records, Drive Thru Records, XOXO Records, 3 Summers Inc., and more!
Tom’s education coupled with his musical artistry and passion for recording has enabled him to launch a successful recording career. Having worked with a diverse group of musical talent, he is eager to meet new musicians that share his same passion for music and who can help him grow further as an engineer. Tom believes that knowing the technical side of music is very important, but learning from his clients and experiencing their growth is the most rewarding.