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2023 workshop SPEAKERS

Thomas O'Keefe

Tour Manager - Weezer

Thomas O’Keefe has had a long career in music, starting back in the late 1980’s when he played bass guitar for the Charlotte, NC based punk rock band, ANTiSEEN.
After six albums and tours in US and Europe, he switched to being a Tour Manager in 1996.
O’Keefe has worked with many artists including Sia, Mandy Moore,
Third Eye Blind and Train.

He was the tour manager for Ryan Adams’ first band Whiskeytown in the late 90’s. He wrote a book about that experience called “Waiting to Derail” (Skyhorse Publishing)
It was published in 2018.

He is currently the tour manager for Weezer.

Thomas lives in Nashville with his wife and daughter and when he’s at home,
He is busy with yard work and occasionally playing guitar in his other band, Judas Bullethead.


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