WHO IS TOMI?
Tomi was born and raised in the musical mecca of
Jamaica in the borough of Queens, NY. Like most soul
filled vocalists, he started singing in the church when he
was just six years old.
A prolific songwriter and singer, Tomi started his
professional musical career singing background on
recordings for the 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, 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 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, created an international sensation. It received
airplay on the Jeff Foxx Radio Show, IAAM Radio, We Live & Direct Radio, Hot Hitz
Radio, Ujima 98 in the, UK, Whotune Radio in Australia, and the Indie Music Channel to
name just a few. It features the hit single FUSS OR FIGHT, which was awarded Song
Award Gold by BEAT 100 in the UK. The video by the same name also received an Indie
Music Channel Award nomination for Best R&B Video (under 5K) and was awarded
Video Award Bronze (for a high quality original video with good production values) and
Favourite Award Silver for being one of the BEAT 100 team’s favourite videos. It was
the number one R&B Video on BEAT 100 for 3 weeks, has aired on THE BENITA
SHOW on Charter Cable, and was featured video of the week on the DAMO
Entertainment TV Show.
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, Iraq and Afghanistan,
where he was also able to share his music and amass an enthusiastic fan
base. Check out his music video below…