The crowd-pleasing rock group Superior Olive blends danceable pop rock with progressive-jam music influenced by Pink Floyd, Genesis, and Frank Zappa using a traditional guitar-bass-keyboards-drums lineup, throwing in an occasional violin. They have produced three CD's of original music, tour frequently, and have a strong sense of goodwill and charity, performing for worthwhile causes such as Toys for Tots and Valley Churches United Missions. Frontman/singer and violinist/guitarist Tom Savell began his music career playing violin in orchestras at an early age and was earning union-scale by the age of 13 while attending the School for Creative and Performing Arts in Cincinnati, OH. He quickly moved on to a 2-year stint with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra - Youth Division, eventually earning a Bachelors Degree in Music from UC San Diego. He has recorded on numerous albums including Gregory Page's Romantic Adventures of Harry (1994, Bizzare/Planet), and has recorded with drummer Aynsley Dunbar. Tom has "a powerful voice" according to radio personality Sleepy John of KPIG in Freedom, CA. He is also an audio chip architect, a published author in the field of digital audio, and holds patents in digital audio processing. His background led to the interesting origin of the band name, Superior Olive. When the band manager asked Tom if he knew anything in the brain that had to do with music or sound, Tom recalled that Superior Olive's are the complexes in the brain that decode stereo hearing - the parts of the brain that tell if sound is coming from the left or the right. Thus was born the name.