The Tom Bruhl Trio

Robert Shaheen

Robert is a member of the American Federation of Musicians and graduate of Boston University.   He also performed for the Boston Bruins, New York Islanders, New York Mets and the 1999-2000 Stanley Cup Champion New Jersey Devils.

In addition to playing piano, keyboards, etc. at weddings, banquets, birthdays and entertaining people at their special events, Robert “The Animal”, as he is known at Shea Stadium, has performed with Stevie Wonder, Ben Orr (the Cars), Stu Hamm (Joe Satriani Band), and Winton Marsalis.


  • Yamaha Piano
  • Fender Acoustic Guitar
  • Roland Sequencer
  • Roland Sound Module (SC-88 Pro).

Holly Gerken

Holly has been an active percussionist and music teacher for 22 years.  A graduate of Ohio State University, Holly moved to New England to continue her education at the Berklee College of Music.  She is a versatile percussionist skilled in such styles as classical, pop/rock, and jazz.  In addition to the Tom Bruhl Duo/Trio, Holly currently performs with several groups including the Cape Ann Symphony, Melrose Symphony, Newton Symphony, and the Bay Colony Brass.  Holly is also a middle school music and drama teacher.  She has a Masters Degree in Education and was selected as the 2004 Distinguished Educator of Music by the Massachusetts Alliance for Arts Education.


  • Congas
  • Bongos
  • Timbales
  • Cymbals
  • Shakers