Tom Howle started Tom’s Sound (Sound Services) in 1996.
Over the past 20 years, he has grown the business from his small garage to serving customers all over the world! With a background in both the music industry and business management, he brings a new level of Hospitality to the Audio Industry and is the reason Tom’s Sound has become the “Go-to” company for the best New and Used Audio Gear in the South East.
Tom and his wife Lee Ann have been married for 21 years and have called Birmingham “Home” for quite some time.
When he isn’t out buying gear, he is hanging with his “Little Bud”, Clayton, his grandson.
Nineteen years as a professional audio engineer in the southeast, In house engineer at the War Eagle Supper Club in Auburn, AL for ten years and nine years as in house engineer at the Iron Horse Cafe in Hoover, AL.
Retired from live sound (officially) October 2014.
Owner ARC Studios (Auburn Recording Center) , Owner Side Street Studios , Birmingham, AL,
Guitarist/ Writer/ Performer / Studio Owner , Manager of the 'MusicMall' in Buffalo NY until 1995 when he moved to the south.
Johnny Cathey - Audio Technician
Johnny Cathey was born in Trenton, Tennessee, and has spent the past 25 years in the Birmingham Area. He has served as Tom’s Sound’s Speaker Specialist since 2013.
With over 30 years experience in the Live Sound Industry, Mr. Cathey’s Expertise in speaker and speaker component repairs is unmatched.
Johnny enjoys entertaining folks all over Alabama as “DJ CoolBreeze”.
Jason Waddell, came to Tom’s Sound in the fall of 2015, where he specializes in small electronic service and repairs. Jason is a Certified Computer Technician with CompTIA A+ Certifications and Graduated from the University of North Georgia with a degree in Music Education/ Music Performance. For over 12 years, he has been in the music scene, both running sound and playing in various groups.
Jason Waddell - Audio Technician
Sound Services 4013 1st Ave. North Birmingham AL 35222 (205)595-4530