Mula’s dream was to replace Fred Savage on the television sitcom Wonder Years so he could kiss Winnie Cooper.
Once upon a time not so long ago in the 1980’s when most kids were aspiring to be Hulk Hogan or Rod Stewart, Tommy Mula was listening to hip hop with his big brother Dorian and loving it. As the frontier of this cultural phenomenon began to expand so did his appetite for the art form.
Faster than a break dancer doing a back spin on a flattened cardboard box, the 90’s flew right around the corner. Hip Hop was climaxing to an all-time high. While most kids were aspiring to be Marky Mark or Biz Markie, Tommy Mula was wondering if he could make his dreams come true.
Mula’s dream was to replace Fred Savage on the television sitcom Wonder Years so he could kiss Winnie Cooper. Unfortunately, he had no formal acting background, lacked the funds to get to Hollywood and had zero connections in the entertainment industry. Knowing this, his only option was to abort this dream and pursue one more practical.
Despite never being professionally trained as a vocalist, he had always dreamt of singing to large crowds on Broadway. He ambitiously made a demo named “Shower Singing 101”.
Plan B for Tommy Mula was to become a famous singer. Despite never being professionally trained as a vocalist he had always dreamt of singing to large crowds on Broadway. He ambitiously made a demo named “Shower Singing 101”. While visiting Toronto to see the Flyers play the Maple Leafs he randomly bumped into Celine Dion in the hot dog line. Star struck and anxious he luckily gave Celine his demo hoping she would like it. Surprisingly enough, Celine Dion later listened to his demo, loved it and contacted him. Moving forward, she asked him to attend an audition for a role as one of her backup singers. Unfortunately on the way to the audition, his car broke down forcing him to miss the one big chance he had at a legitimate singing career.
Devastated and distraught from daring to dream not once but twice and watching both dreams shatter; Mula had one last glimmering hope of a shot left. Still wanting to believe that dreams do come true, he dared to become a white rapper. While rapping required far less talent than singing and was nowhere near as fun as acting, he came to the conclusion that in order to make it in this game called life he had to play the cards he was dealt and do what people told him he did best……Flow.*
In all actuality, Mula is blue-collar, hard working dude. He loves playing ice hockey and spending time with his cat Pro, who is part ninja.
*Above is a mostly fictitious interpretation of the trials and tribulations of Tommy Mula… In all actuality, Mula is blue-collar, hard working dude. He loves playing ice hockey and spending time with his cat Pro, who is part ninja. Mula is working hard to making his dream of sustaining a successful full-time career in music become a reality. He is a lover of real hip-hop and wants to create music as such. He wants to make music that people can fall in love with and be inspired by, the same way he was when he a young kid growing up listening to good ‘ol hip-hop. Let’s take this back to the Old School!
Philly Style, was quirky a single written and recorded by Tommy Mula in 2008. Philly Style soon became a local Philadelphia favorite with its upbeat sound and shout-outs to everything Philly. Listen to it here!
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