Tom Kenny & The Hi-Seas

Archived Bio. Not part of the current Performer list.

Tom Kenny & The Hi-Seas are a Los Angeles-based rock n roll/soul/R&B band that brings the party wherever and whenever they perform. They are the embodiment of no-holds-barred, all-in rock n roll. Simply put, their mission statement can be summed up as follows: Hey, let’s have as much fun as humanly possible!

Drawing on influences ranging from Sam Cooke to The Shangri-Las to The Righteous Brothers, their rockers cause dance floor mayhem and their soulful ballads induce swooning. There’s no doubt that you and your socks will part company once you experience Tom Kenny & The Hi-Seas.

The band’s manic front man is Tom Kenny. Kenny is the highly regarded voice actor behind the immortal SpongeBob SquarePants, The Ice King from Adventure Time, many voices on Rick and Morty, and literally hundreds of other animated characters. He won an Emmy in 2018 for outstanding contributions to an animated program.

 Kenny’s on-camera work encompasses everything from comedy cult classics like Mr. Show with Bob & David to Shakes The Clown, and feature films such as Battle of the Sexes.

 The Hi-Seas’ band leader is Andy Paley. As The Paley Brothers, Andy and his brother Jonathan brought their sunny pop/rock to stages ranging from CBGB’s to Madison Square Garden. Post-Paley Brothers, Andy went on to perform with and produce numerous major artists including Ramones, Patty Smith, Brian Wilson, Madonna and, Jerry Lee Lewis.

Andy and Tom first joined musical forces writing songs for SpongeBob, penning, producing and performing two best-selling albums: The Best Day Ever and The SpongeBob Christmas Album, as well as contributing songs to The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie, TV series, and the hit Broadway show, SpongeBob The Musical which is nominated for 12 Tony awards.

The two discovered they shared a mutual obsession with rock n roll, classic soul, early R&B, blues, surf, power pop, classic country, and rockabilly. It was only a matter of time before they joined forces to create a wild 13-piece band to spread the music they loved to the masses.

 Girl Group trio The Damselles add a glamorous dimension to the line-up, bringing sultry tight harmonies, and top-flight choreography to the mix. It’s as if the glory days of the Ronettes and The Supremes had never ended.

A blastin’, honkin’ horn section, features a rotating cast of game players who have toured and recorded with the likes of Aretha Franklin, The Temptations, Four Tops, Cheap Trick, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Lorde, Fitz & The Tantrums and many more.

At the root of it all is a rock solid rhythm section whose persuasive percussion is the dance floor-filling catalyst that completes this singularly swingin’ package.

All of these talents combine to produce the throwback rock n roll party sound of Tom Kenny & The Hi-Seas. Equal parts chitlin circuit soul revue, Animal House frat party, and roadhouse rock n soul blowout, they never fail to create a disturbance in your mind…and on the dance floor! This chaotic combo sets the sweaty scene for rompin’ and stompin’, just as nature intended!

This is rocknroll as it was meant to be: wild, unfettered and a total blast.  Prepare to be swept away by the raucous tsunami that is: Tom Kenny & The Hi-Seas!