Tom Arbisi: Lead vocals, percussion, guitar
After watching the Beatles on the Ed Sullivan Show at the age of 9, Tom knew then he wanted to be a Beatle. He taught himself the guitar, and listened to every Beatles record he could get hold of. He learned how to sing each of the Beatles’ parts. Getting older, he’s always had his own Beatles band, starting with the Glass Onion Band and ending up as the Acoustic Onion.
Tim Garrett: Lead guitar, vocals
Tim Garrett is originally from Louisiana, but has lived in Fredericksburg since 1992. He started playing guitar in middle school and was in local bands until marriage and children sidetracked his rock stardom. In the early 2000s he began attending some open mics and jams, formed a band, The Culprits, and got out on the local music scene. When that band broke up, Tim answered a Craigslist ad seeking someone who could “play acoustic guitar, sing harmony and likes The Beatles.” That ad paired Tim with Tom Arbisi and was the start of The Acoustic Onion.