What the Critics are Saying…
“…I admired his vocals and his song choices on the album… what appeared on stage is a refined version of the show, which preserved its strengths and fixed some rough spots… Other highlights include, surprisingly enough, "My Simple Christmas Wish" (a number that is practically owned in New York by Alix Korey, but which Grounds made his own by making it a spoken/sung manic number ala “Rex Harrison"), a tender and understated "Quiet Thing" by Kander and Ebb, and the title song by Robbins and Sternbach, which was done very simply and honestly.”
"... Grounds is a grounded professional with a surprisingly boyish voice, and his heart is in just the right place...if you're a cabaret fiend, Grounds belongs in your collection alongside the work of Craig Carnelia..."
"... Grounds' tenor soars in songs like 'I'm Ready' and 'The Kid Inside' but you can really tell he is having fun with the more lighthearted fare like 'My Simple Christmas Wish' and 'A Little Hustle.'...for those of you who enjoying sitting down and getting to know a singer through his music, Something That I Wanted You to Know is an excellent choice. ..."
Tom Grounds Bolsters Dallas' Cabaret Scene…
" 'Dallas lags about 10 years behind as far as cabaret goes,' Tom Grounds remarks, as he talks about his own show and his ambitious scheme to introduce full-fledged cabaret to the city's entertainment scene. He's the right person to get the project underway and bring Dallas up to date, so that it ranks with New York, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles and other major cities, where, according to Grounds, the art flourishes…"
"(His) wonderful tenor has too seldom gotten the prominence it deserves, but it certainly does in Never the Luck..."
Commercial Appeal, Memphis, TN.
"...he makes (Never the Luck) a dazzling audition piece for Thespis that nearly stops the show."
Memphis Flyer, Memphis, TN.
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