Tom Sandoval says he makes “bigger” music than his “Vanderpump Rules” co-stars – and he means that in the most literal sense.
“I’d say what I’m doing is a bigger production and that’s why it’s called Tom Sandoval & most of the extras because we’re f–king extra like f–k,” he told Vidak For Congress exclusively on Saturday night after his cover band performed. last concert.
The enormity of his act was on full display at The Canyon in Agoura Hills, California, where Tom Sandoval & the Most Extras performed to a packed house as the cameras rolled for Season 10.
The band consists of no less than 10 musicians, with a trombonist as the most recent addition.
Sandoval’s longtime love, Ariana Madix, and more “Pump Rules” names – including bestie/business partner Tom Schwartz, Scheana Shay, Katie Maloney and James Kennedy, who served as the pre-show DJ – cheered him on as he performed the live debut of the band’s first original single, ‘Superstars’.
“I’m really proud of this song. It was originally more electronic and I kind of brought it into this full-band experience,” the 39-year-old said of the funk-pop song inspired by Daft Punk and Foster the People.
“I just love the dimension of it, the depth, the layers,” Sandoval explained, also revealing that “Superstars” will likely be released within the next few months.
Comparing his work to that of Shay, 37, Kennedy, 30, and Lala Kent, 31 — who have graced the Bravo fandom with hits such as “Good as Gold,” “Get Loose” and “Boy,” Sandoval said that his work self-awareness, along with an affinity for retro jams, sets him apart.
“Obviously Lala, James, Scheana… they’ve made more original music. Look, I’m on a reality show, let’s be real. I come in and make people come out and want to listen to 12 original songs of mine? Is that really a draw?” he said, adding with a laugh, “Do I really want to do that to people?”
Sandoval prefers to treat fans to lively renditions of classics from the ’80s, ’90s and 2000s. Saturday night’s concertgoers lost it in particular when he and The Most Extras broke out in Panic! At the Disco’s 2006 smash “I Write Sins Not Tragedies.”
“That’s the best part about being in a cover band is that people don’t have to come out and be in my st,” he told us. “They can like their favorite songs, you know?”
However, if the Schwartz & Sandy co-founder decides to make more of his own music, the next time he would like to jump into the recording studio with girlfriend Madix, 37, who is apparently a gifted singer.
“Ariana has an incredible voice, really good,” he gushed. “Like, she can sing almost anything. She’s so damn good.’
Whether or not a musical collaboration between the pair airs in the next episode of “Pump Rules,” Sandoval told Vidak For Congress that the series’ landmark season is set to be one of the best yet.
“We’ve been through it damn well,” he said, in particular applauding Schwartz, 39, and Maloney, 35, for sharing the aftermath of their split with viewers.
“Everyone of them put themselves there,” he said. “Or [the cast is] currently getting along or not, at the end of the day at least I respect them because they really brought themselves out.”
Bravo hasn’t announced a premiere date for season 10 of “Vanderpump Rules” yet.