WHO IS TOMI?
TOMI is a new name to keep on your radar as an up and coming vocalist of the 21st century. He was born and raised in the musical mecca of Jamaica in the borough of Queens, NY which is heralded in Tom Browne’s legendary anthem, Jamaica Funk.
Like most soul filled vocalists, he started singing in the church when he was just six years old. As he began to grow in his gift, he drew inspiration from singers such as Stevie Wonder, Donny Hathaway, Sam Cook, Marvin Gaye, John P. Kee, Fred Hammond, Freddie Jackson, and Luther Vandross. Though inspired by these greats, Tomi masterfully developed a unique, soulful sound and style of his own.
A prolific songwriter and singer, Tomi started his professional musical career singing background on recordings for R&B group Hi-Five on Jive Records. Tomi went on to work with Prince Markie Dee's Soul Convention Records, which had major distribution through Epic Records. During his time with Soul Convention Records, Tomi worked with artists such as Mary J. Blige, Usher, Miss Jones, Craig Mac, Mariah Carey, High Five, Joe, and Hassan to name a few. He also made a guest vocalist appearance on the highly acclaimed Tyra Banks Show.
It was only natural for him to pursue his musical destiny under the influence and watchful guidance of his multi-talented cousin, world renowned drummer/composer/producer Kevin Harrington, whose stellar list of credits includes Music Director for Freddie Jackson, Associate Music Director for Queen Esther Marrow’s Harlem Gospel Singers, and drummer for Nona Hendrix (LaBelle), Chico Debarge and Stanley Turrentine.
Tomi’s debut solo project, All for You, has already created an internet sensation. He recently released his first music video for the single, Fuss or Fight and is in the process of writing and recording new material in conjunction with KN Jamz Entertainment. Tomi has also been selected to appear on the soundtrack of King Dog, a film based on the true life story of Terrell Johnson, the former leader of the Gangster Disciples who became the first convicted felon in American history to become a law enforcement officer.
In addition to pursuing his musical destiny, Tomi is equally passionate about protecting and serving his country as an active member of the United States Coast Guard. He recently completed his first Tour of Duty in the countries of Bahrain, Kuwait and Iraq, where he was also able to share his music and a mass an enthusiastic fan base.
This is Tomi, a talented new artist we hope you will want to keep your eyes on.
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