Tom Waits Style

Thomas Alan Waits (born 7 December 1949) is an American singer-songwriter, composer, and actor. Waits has a distinctive voice, described by one critic as sounding like it was soaked in a vat of bourbon left hanging in the smokehouse for a few months and then taken outside and run over with a car.” With this trademark growl his incorporation of pre-rock styles such as blues jazz and Vaudeville and experimental tendencies verging on industrial music Waits has built up a distinctive musical persona. He has worked as a composer for movies and musical plays and as a supporting actor in films including The Fisher King Bram Stoker’s Dracula and Short Cuts. He has been nominated for an Academy Award for his soundtrack work on One from the Heart. “