SUGARPLUM'S STORY

Hometown: Sacramento, CA
Genres: Folk / Folk Rock / Acoustic rock
Members: Tom Radcliff, Cynthia Silverman and George Richardson.
 
Sugarplum plays original heartfelt songs.  All the music and lyrics are original, written by band members. We promote positive messages of love, peace, tolerance and joy.  Original Music for the soul...to inspire and entertain! Over the past few years we have played at a wonderful assortment of private parties, weddings, local festivals, wineries, restaurants, cafes and other seasonal events.  
We are available as a full band, trio or as a duet.  Call us!

Tom's Story

Tom Radcliff is a songwriting wonder. He gained years of musical experience as well as audio expertise growing up in the Sacramento area.  He learned to play numerous instruments including acoustic, electric, bass guitar, mandolin, banjo, percussion and keyboards.  His intriguing finger picking guitar style keeps audiences captivated with the beautiful melodies he creates.

Like many songwriters, Tom began writing songs to express his emotions and to share his perspective of the world. He has spent years creating a few CD's worth of new material and perfecting his artistic talents.  He has the capacity of telling a story with an emotional connection the audience can relate to.  Over the past few decades he has been strongly influenced by a multitude of musicians from various genres.  There are two local influences however who made a big impression on his own style.  Johnny Guitar Knox and Joe Craven, mentored him in some of the various techniques he still uses today. Tom has honed his different guitar playing talents, whether it's Blue Grass, Rock, Folk or the Blues, he can play it all.

Winning second place at the Sacramento State Fair years ago, led Tom to become an even better song writer and overall musician.  Playing music and writing original music since his teens had given his music a strong sense of edginess and honesty.
The simple, yet authentic songs are nostalgic and comforting.  Tom feels as though he writes his songs as a musical channel and this music can help inspire others. 

Cindy's Story

Cindy Silverman started singing as a child.  Like George Richardson, she was also raised in Pacifica, a small down 16 miles south of San Francisco.  Growing up she participated in several High School productions and sang in local bands.  At the age of sixteen she was entered into a national talent search and was selected to sing in an Acapella Choir touring Europe with a finale in New York at Carnegie Hall. Shortly afterwards she moved to Southern California and remained there for numerous years.  

She began playing guitar which led to writing her own material as well as spending time recording back up vocals on numerous music projects.  Her award winning song, I Still Miss You, was written as a tribute to John Lennon.  This song won a Billboard Music Honorable Mention award and was featured at Lennon's annual birthday celebration in front of his star on the Walk of Fame outside the Capitol Record building in Hollywood.  She has spent many years refining her vocal style, harmonies and arranging techniques which can be heard quite prominently in her original songs.  The main focus of her music is to make people feel good, accepted, loved and included.  A large majority of her lyrics are simply based on the Golden Rule.  

Cindy is also a professionally trained artist.  She received her Bachelor's Degree in Studio Art in 2008 from Cal State University at Long Beach,  She is responsible for all the bands unique artwork....check out the bands art page here or find more of her paintings, ceramics and recycled work at 
www.cynthiasilvermanart.com

UTAH's Story

Utah Arnold was born in the suburbs of Sacramento, CA.  Growing up in the streets and the school of hard knocks he started grinding out drum beats at a young age.  One of his earliest memories is of carving a pair of his own drumsticks just so he had something to tap along with as he listened to his favorite records of the day.  Residing in the city of Rancho Cordova he quickly became accomplished in his craft.  He has been drumming ever since.  He can literally play on anything that makes a beat yet mostly concentrates on various hand drums, percussion and full drum kits.

 

Utah has played and recorded at numerous top notch venues over the years.  His fluid and effortless drumming techniques are spot on regardless of the genre or style.  Due to his wide range of influences and over thirty years of experience he has shared the stage with several quality musicians

 

His unique type of drumming is a culmination showing his years of practice and dedication while studying the greatest drummers of all time.  Being part of a very talented rock group in the late 90's almost got him signed to a record label.  Due to unforeseen circumstances this did not happen yet he learned to pick his band mates more carefully.  He is anxious to put his own special spin on the Sugarplum sound.

 

Utah makes a wonderful addition to the Sugarplum band....his natural charm and exuberance add even more color to this group as no one else could.