Tom Malm & Friends


Tom Malm & The Arm Band is a funky, groovy, jammy, bluesy sound that borrows from so many artists and styles that it always sounds familiar while still being distinctly their own. Mostly, they are just fun. Tom says The Arm Band's live shows are like watching a musical conversation, each musician listening to the others and adding whatever will elevate the sound.

From 2008 to 2011 the band held the longest continuous engagement of any funk band in Philly, Funky Fourth Fridays at Lickety Split on South Street. They have appeared at Sellersville Theater, was the feature band at Bethlehem's "LOOPAPALOOSA" and are on the ArtsQuest festival schedule, scheduled to play prime engagement at MusikFest Cafe during Octoberfest.

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Member since:
Feb 10 2008
Active over 1 month ago
Level of commitment:
Moderately Committed
Years together:
Gigs played:
Over 100
65 years


Influences come from rock, raggae, funk, and Americana - all jammed into a deep blue groove. From Guy Clark to Curtis Mayfield. From Buddy Guy to Willie Nelson. The music is catching on - the audience is growing.

Members Of Band

Tom Malm and others


Gibson SC, EES335 through a Rivera 60, J45, a few pedals, a small 200W EV PA (a workhorse).



Past Events

E Girard Ave
Philadelphia, PA

New Hope, PA - East Coasts Oldest Continuously operating nightclub with live music

On stage with David Allen Coe at Crocodile Rock cafe, Allentown, PA 8:00 PM