Tom Tom Club

New York, NY

In 1981, during a break from their band Talking Heads, Chris Frantz and Tina Weymouth recorded the first Tom Tom Club record down in Nassau, Bahamas. Creating a funky hybrid of dance, soul and reggae with a completely different sound from Talking Heads, it was their first gold album. The first single from that album, “Wordy Rappinghood,” was an international smash. The second single, “Genius Of Love,” was one of the very first hip hop hits and has been recorded and sampled by more than fifty different artists from Grand Master Flash to P Diddy, and Mariah Carey. Tom Tom Club has recorded six albums. The band has always been made up of great friends and family. Tina and Chris were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2002. For more information visit their websites at and