Tommy Colletti, founder of The Music Zoo, is also an accomplished guitarist and singer/ songwriter. Tommy spent the majority of his youth chasing guitars, sounds, and idolizing and emulating the guitarists of the day. Eddie Van Halen, Randy Rhoads, Leslie West, Brian May, Gary Moore, Michael Schenker, Ace Frehley, Thin Lizzy and John Sykes were all influences on his playing as a young guitarist.
Although creatively the songwriter in him drew from an entirely different bucket of influences. Badfinger, ELO, The Beatles, Paul McCartney, Todd Rundgren, Tom Waits, Foreigner, Boston, Queen, Grand Funk Railroad, Brian Adams, Jellyfish, Elvis Costello to name a few.