Vanderpump Rules star Tom Sandoval is a man of many talents. While many admire his longstanding relationship with Ariana Madix, the bartender and author isn’t a one-trick pony. Sandoval was first bitten by music fever in 2002. He starred in Bon Jovi’s music video for the song “Misunderstood”. Per People, a nude Camila Alves (Matthew McConaughey’s wife) sits astride a similarly nude sand oval before his girlfriend “Jill” enters. The drama follows in a way that’s reminiscent of when Kristen Doute invited “Miami Girl” to confront him about allegedly sleeping with her while he was dating Madix, per Us Weekly.
Per Billboard, Sandoval expanded his musical portfolio by working as a backup dancer on “I Do!!.” Singer Toya and then appeared in Kill the Noise’s “I Do Coke” music video. However, the ‘Vanderpump Rules’ star wanted to make her mark in the industry. He and Isaac Kappy formed a two-man band called Charles McMansion, released Touch in Public, and performed at Coachella in 2016.
At the time, Madix told Billboard, “In any creative field, publishing something is such a big risk [this song] and see how it grows from there.” It’s no wonder that with the support of Madix, Sandoval has gone from strength to strength and formed a new band. In signature Sandoval style, it’s so extra!
Tom Sandoval and The Most Extras are on fire
Tom Sandoval is the frontman of a nine-piece cover band called The Most Extras. Of course, it seems like a natural fit for bravolebrity, as his best friend Tom Schwartz once reflected (via GQ) that Sandoval “is a peacock, he’s a groomer, he’s someone who likes to make an appearance.” Sandoval has thus taken his voice and showmanship tendencies to the next level, as through his musical endeavors.
In an interview with Page Six in late 2021, Sandoval revealed that he wants to be taken seriously as a musician. When he first considered starring in Vanderpump Rules, he thought it would limit his music and acting careers. Instead, he has found that the show has given him a platform to pursue art that is “more authentic than anything I’ve ever done.”
Sandoval loves the band doing covers because “everyone benefits from a band like ours”. He told the outlet that one benefit of being part of a cover band is that “people are going to come, they’re going to be able to jam, and they know the lyrics to those songs.” He added, “The People don’t need to know your music, it takes away a bit of the pressure I’ve felt in my other bands.” The reality star has also expressed his intentions for the band’s future and, as usual, Sandoval is dreaming big.
Tom Sandoval’s ambitions include ‘original music’
Five months after the launch of Tom Sandoval & The Most Extras in November 2021, the singer opened up about how his life has changed since the band formed. Speaking to Bravo Insider about the band’s first tour, he said, “It was amazing and I’ll never forget it for the rest of my life.” He shared that the group covers lesser-known songs, unlike other cover bands who cover more popular tracks. Sandoval also revealed that he would love to get his girlfriend Ariana Madix in on the action. He said, “I would love to get her to sing a song sometime because she has such an amazing voice.” The frontman added, “Ariana can sing — she’s got some pipes with her.” Madix previously gushed to Page Six of her boyfriend’s talent, saying she’s “incredibly proud” and “very excited for him.”
However, Sandoval also shared that he wanted to expand from coversongs. He told Bravo Insider, “I’m really excited that I actually worked on the original music.” The Vanderpump Rules star continued, “I’m really excited [people] to hear this song,” and said a music video was in the works. Bring the extra, we’re cheering for it!