TOM SMITH is the author of One For My Baby: A Sinatra Cocktail Companion. He is a native of Liverpool and studied English at the University of East Anglia. Having graduated, Smith performed throughout the 1980s with cult bands the Cas Carnaby Five, The Fire Hydrant Men and as front man for Gee Mr. Tracy. After a dozen years as manager for various independent record labels he became a freelance writer, producing biographies of Blondie and The Ramones and specializing in music journalism. He also branched out in to radio drama and screenplay writing. His commissions include a BBC radio drama based on the relationship between Harry Houdini and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. As an artist his work has appeared on various albums, posters and singles covers, and he has exhibited with his wife Helen under the joint monicker The Smiths. His 2011 exhibition Jockey Full of Bourbon featured paintings of Tom Waits, Elvis and Frank Sinatra.
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