Verge Trio owes its evolution to Tom; we deeply appreciate the opportunities he gave us to perform every Sunday night for the last four years. Even at the beginning, when the song list was shorter and the audience smaller, Tom would welcome us each week with a smile and a strong hand to set up. Playing at Bar Pigalle has been a pleasure since the start, and we thank him for all he has done for us over the years. His truly special establishments on Barrack Street—Pigalle, Mr. Bradley's, and, of course, Tom Barry's—are testament to his professionalism, care and warmth.
A well-loved employer and friend—he will be greatly missed.