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ID: Thomas Frederick Schack

  • Tom Schack<br/>KEVIN GUTTING
  • Tom Schack<br/>KEVIN GUTTING
  • Tom Schack<br/>KEVIN GUTTING

After relocating to Amherst in 2004, says musician and former Boston resident Thomas Schack, he discovered such a vibrant art and music scene that he felt like he had moved to a heavenly place.

Full name: Thomas Frederick Schack

People know you as: Schack Attack

Date and place of birth: July 16, 1984, Boston

Address: Sunderland

Job: Musician

Who lives under the same roof as you? My band members from Outer Stylie and Brian Cavanaugh

Education: Bachelor’s degree in construction management from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, 2009

Pets: My furry little kitty/band mascot, Nacho

Hobbies: Working on old American muscle cars, construction projects and real estate investing

Book you’d recommend to a friend: “On the Road” by Jack Kerouac

Favorite group: Pink Floyd

Five items you can’t live without: My bass guitar, Camaro, six-shooter, whiskey flask and a deck of cards

Last thing you purchased just for fun: Bubbles

What’s at the top of your bucket list? I’ve always wanted to ride cross-country on a Harley “Easy Rider” style motorcycle. Gotta make it happen

Life-changing experience: A 2008 cross-country tour with Outer Stylie. Best thing I’ve ever done

Strangest job you ever held: I used to poke holes in doughnuts

A little-known fact about you: I shot trap in the Junior Olympics

Dumbest thing you ever did: Came about two seconds from sinking my dad’s boat back in high school. He wasn’t too happy with me and I almost ended up living a life like Gilligan somewhere out there

One fashion you’d like to see return: Kris Kross baby. Turn dem clothes inside out. Yea, yea!

What really sets you off? People who don’t say thank you

If you could spend the day with a celebrity from any time in history, who would it be? Keith Moon, because I’m tryin’ to party

Best advice you ever got: Hard work, good and hard work, is fine but first take care of your head

Favorite place to get a bite: The People’s Pint in Greenfield. Great food, beer, staff and atmosphere

Favorite athlete: Bobby Orr because you could tell he truly loved the game more than anything else. He is a total legend who would have been playing regardless of whether he was making hundreds or millions

What does your ideal weekend look like? Gigs Friday and Saturday

One thing you would change about yourself: Can’t complain

People who knew you in high school thought you were: Just waiting to bust out

Whom do you most admire? Jimi Hendrix because of his raw soul and explosive power. He was so true to his love and passion and he moved so many with his absolutely crushing influence

Parting shot: Spread peace and love through music

— Keri-Ann Aubin

Editor’s Note: To suggest someone for ID, email Keri-Ann Aubin at kaubin@gazettenet.com.

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