tom maxwell

tom maxwell

I was in Squirrel Nut Zippers between 1994 - 1999 and wrote their top-20 hit "Hell," propelling the band to multi-platinum sales. Songs I wrote for the band have appeared in dozens of movies and television shows, including Sesame Street, Sex in the City, Dead Like Me, Sleeps with Fishes, Three to Tango, a Super Bowl ad and the Tony Award-winning Broadway soundtrack for Contact.

After leaving the Zippers, I composed for movies and television, including Lifetime's Lovespring, International, Happily N'Ever After, Japanese make-up giant T'estimo commercials and the Academy Award-nominated Deliver Us From Evil.

I was a contributor to Al Jazeera America (, and have written for Salon, The Oxford American, Our State, Southern Cultures, College Music Journal and The Indy Weekly.

My latest album, "Tom Maxwell & The Minor Drag," is out, along with a memoir: Hell: My Life in the Squirrel Nut Zippers.

Agency: David R. Patterson, Stuart Krichevsky Literary Agency: @drivercontainer

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