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Thomas Brenneck
Thomas (* in Staten Island, NY) is a guitarist, record producer, and engineer, best known as the leader of the Menahan Street Band and member of The Budos Band, Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings, and El Michels Affair. He was the producer of soul singer Charles Bradley. As a producer session musician, he frequently works with Daptone and Big Crown Records artists.
Thomas is a self-taught guitarist who joined the original Daptone band The Dap-Kings at the age of 20. He quickly became one of the essential members of the Daptone family, playing and touring with Sharon Jones, the label matriarch. Sharon gave Brenneck his nickname, Tommy "TNT" Brenneck.
Since then, Thomas founded Dunham Records and Studio, cultivated the music and career of the late Charles Bradley, performed and recorded with Amy Winehouse and is a principal in his other Daptone project the Menahan Street Band.
Thomas has been a session guitarist, writer and producer on projects with Lady Gaga, CeeLo Green, Dan Auerbach, Beyoncé & Jay-Z, Josh Tillman a.k.a. Father John Misty, Rufus Wainwright and Miley Cyrus,[ among others. Additionally, he has played guitar for Amy Winehouse, and he is one of the musicians featured on "Telepathy" by Christina Aguilera featuring Nile Rodgers.
Thomas is the founder of Dunham Records, a subsidiary of Daptone Records. He ran a small recording studio out of his home in Bushwick, Brooklyn before opening Dunham Sound Studios with Homer Steinwiess in Williamsburg in 2008. The all-analog studio operated with Menahan Street Band as the in-house band and recorded artists including Mark Ronson, Rufus Wainwright, Cee-lo Green, Theophilus London and Diane Birch, among others. In 2014, the studio was succeeded by The Diamond Mine, a recording studio in Long Island City founded with Steinweiss, Nick Movshon, and Leon Michels.
In 2017, Thomas moved to Los Angeles. He now works out of Los Angeles' The Sound Factory studio with Mark Ronson, whom he got to know well during his time with Winehouse.
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Make The Road By Walking
Dunham DUN-1000
recorded in Brooklyn, NY/USA
Leon Michels, tenor sax, flute, organ, piano, congas
Aaron Johnson, trombone
Dave Guy, trumpet
Cochemea Gastelum, flute
Thomas Brenneck, guitar, organ, piano, vibes, bass, drums
Michael Deller, piano, organ
Toby Pazner, vibes
Bosco Mann, bass
Nick Movshon, bass, drums
Homer Steinweiss, drums
No Time For Dreaming
Dunham DUN-1001
recorded in Brooklyn, NY/USA
Charles Bradley, vocals
Leon Michels, tenor sax, organ, piano
Dave Guy, trumpet
Thomas Brenneck, guitar, organ, piano, bass, drums, vibes
Victor Axelrod, organ, glockenspiel
Bosco Mann, organ, bass, congas
Mike Deller, piano
Toby Pazner, vibes
Daniel Foder, bass
Nick Movshon, bass
Homer Steinweiss, drums
Fernando Velez, congas
Daptone DAP 041
recorded in Brookly, NY/USA
Charles Bradley, vocals
David Guy, trumpet
Ray Mason, trombone
Joe Harrison, flute, vibes
Thomas Brenneck, guitar, bass, organ, percussion
Will Schalda, organ, piano
Michael Deller, organ
Raynier Jacildo, organ
Victor Axelrod, piano, vibes
Leon Michels, organ, sax
Nick Movshon, bass
Homer Steinweiss, drums
The Gospel Queens, vocals
Saun & Starr, vocals
Black Velvet
Dunham DUN1007

Charles Bradley, vocals, organ
Leon Michels, tenor sax, organ, piano
Freddy DeBoe, baritone sax
Aaron Johnson, trombone
Billy Aukstik, trumpet
Dave Guy, trumpet
Thomas Brenneck, guitar, organ, piano, vibes, bass, drums, percussion
Mike Deller, piano, organ
Victor Axelrod, piano
Nick Movshon, bass
Homer Steinweiss, drums
Mickey Post, drums
Nick Movshon, drums, percussion
Fernando, congas
Dave Guy, tambourine
The Exciting Sounds Of Menahan Street Band
Dunham DUN-1008
recorded in Long Island City, NY and Hollywood, CA/USA
Leon Michels, tenor sax, organ, percussion
Ray Mason, trombone
Dave Guy, trumpet, guitar, tambourine
Thomas Brenneck, guitar, organ, piano, synthesizer, bass, percussion
Mike Deller, Farfisa organ
Daniel Foder, bass
Bosco Mann, bass
Nick Movshon, bass, drums
Brian Profilio, drums
Homer Steinweiss, drums
Elizabeth Pupo-Walker, congas

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