Tom Thumb & The Casuals

Seattle, Washington band active from 1963 to 1965

Tom Thumb and the Casuals formed in Seattle, Washington when Blessing and Letterman recruited Wolfe from a local band, The Nomads, in 1963. They attracted sufficient interest to get a deal with Seafair-Bolo Records. Their song Movin' On got a lot of local airplay and became a local hit. In 1965 Jim Valley's brother, Steve, joined the band. They soon signed to Jerry Dennon's Panorama label. Their two resulting 45s attracted considerable airplay. During the era of Teen Fair Battles of the Bands Contests, they wound up winning one of those events. Just when their future was looking bright, tragedy struck. The band's vehicle crashed enroute to a performance in Richland, Washington. Blessing and Evans were killed. Valley was injured but recovered.

Steve Alcobrack ~ Guitar
Tom (Thumb) Blessing ~ Saxophone, Guitar
Larry Evans ~ Bass
Scott Letterman ~ Drums
Brad Miller ~ Guitar
Gary Snyder ~ Bass
Steve Valley ~ Guitar
Jim Wolfe ~ Keyboards


Singles & EPs

21 Tom Thumb And The Casuals* I Should Know / I Don't Want Much(7", Single) Panorama (2) 21 US 1965 Sell This Version
B-753 Tom Thumb & The Casuals - Movin' On / The Shuffle Thing album art Tom Thumb And The Casuals* Movin' On / The Shuffle Thing(7") Seafair Bolo Records B-753 USA & Canada 1965 Sell This Version

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