Stay Away From the Flame is Tom Faia & Kate Miller’s third CD release. The first two garnered significant radio airplay in the United States and Europe. The duo blends their vocals with a blend of acoustic instruments that range from the delicate, such as “Sun is Arisin'” to the rocking “Keep on Movin'.”
Tom Faia grew up in the Monterey Bay Area, but as an aspiring young songwriter he knew L.A. was the place to be, so he packed up the truck and headed south. Just like in the movies he no sooner hit town when he was signed as a solo artist to A&M Records. Over the next couple of years A&M released several singles, which featured James Burton, of Ricky Nelson fame, the Wrecking Crew and the Blossoms as backup musicians. After a couple of years on the label he felt he needed to pursue his original idea to be a songwriter and relocated to Nashville. He made the rounds, and had several of his songs placed with major publishers. The highlights were having his songs recorded by Country Star Barbara Mandrell and Rock legend Dobie Gray.
After a time he returned to Monterey where he continued to write. During this time, one of his songs, “Whole Lotta Trouble For a Little Bit of Love” was used in the Award winning indie film, “A Girl, Two Guys and a Gun.”
After recording and performing for several years as a solo artist, Tom teamed up with Kate Miller in 2018. Kate, a veteran of several local bands, was the final ingredient that he was looking for to round out his sound. They currently play shows up and down the Central Coast of California receiving excellent audience response.