Chick was playing a Farfisa organ with a band in Canarsie when Tommy met him. They decided to put a band together themselves and took local legend Robbie Biegel with them. Bob Roman moved from the lower east side of Manhattan to Park Slope, Brooklyn. That was where Hackamore Brick began.
A few people at Kama Sutra Records liked the demo tape the band had recorded at the Record Plant and time was booked to record an album. The site was Bell Sound Studio and eight or nine days later, the album "One Kiss Leads To Another" was complete. It was recorded in September, 1970 and released a few months later.
The band worked some dates locally, spent six weeks over the holidays in St. Thomas working at Duffy's Place in the Sun. They returned to New York to record the 45 RPM single, "Searchin." When terms and studios could not be agreed upon for the recording of the second album, the contract with Kama Sutra ended.
Things didn't happen. The band broke up.
Lots of bands break up. So what? Many aspiring musicians who run into such interference divert their creative energies into other aspects of the music industry.
Not Chick and Tommy.
They continued recording in the 1970's and taped an album's worth of material at Parrot Tracks in Austin, Texas in 1984. After that they took a break, but a few years later met again at a wedding and sang a few songs. With the encouragement of some guests, they decided to record again.
In 2009 Tommy and Chick released a 6-song CD,"Long Way Home". In 2013 they released "From There to Almost Here," a collection of studio recordings from 1972-1984. And now...at long last...they are thrilled to release their best work yet, "Snails in Astoria." Be sure to subscribe to our mailing list for updates, offers, and upcoming shows!