Tom "The Suit" Forst

Saturday March 24, 2010 @ 8:00 PM

Bridge Street welcomes blues rocker TOM "THE SUIT" FORST on Saturday, March 24th at 8 pm!

Eight years ago, Tom Forst was a corporate Vice President of Cox Communications Group, who quit it all to pursue a full-time music career. He had just paid the last college tuition bill for his four children, and that was the day Thomas Forst put the pedal to the metal on a life-long dream. Since then Tom has gained acclaim as a guitarist, vocalist, and songwriter - performing and recording with well-known musicians such as the Johnny Winter Band, the Saturday Night Live Band, the Allman Brothers Band, Paul Nelson Band, the Stephen Colbert Show Band, Popa Chubby, and Grammy-winning musicians & producers. As a performer, he has opened for: Hoobastank, Marshall Tucker Band, Lucas Nelson (Willie's son!), Atlanta Rhythm Section, 3 Dog Night, Gideon Luke, Grand Funk!

In 2017, The Suit released his solo album, "On Fire," presented by Norwalk, CT-based Factory Underground Records. Produced by Grammy-winner Paul Nelson, guitarist to Johnny Winter, the blues-based rock album is comprised of eight highly personal originals and three classic covers delivered in totally unique arrangements. As of February 9, 2018, the Suit was inducted into the CT Blues Hall of Fame.

And the question of how one Thomas Forst became known to the world as "The Suit"? "It was one of my first gigs, guesting with my son's punk rock group. They called me up, I was still wearing a business suit in those days. As I walked out and starting playing, the crowd was chanting "SUIT SUIT SUIT!!!"

The Legend of THE SUIT was born.

Tickets are $15 for General Admission and $25 for VIP Reserved (+ fees).


$15, $25