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Black Swan © Lyric Video
Check out my new release - Black Swan!!
ABOUT TOBY TOMTOM
"If you make something you love, people are going to fall in love with it" -
Brown Johnson, Sesame Workshop
Many would argue great music is an expression of honest emotion and spirit, in a universal language that has no boundaries. Clearly, this is the force moving through the stunningly innovative singer/songwriter Toby TomTom. Toby’s distinctive style of music is driven by the lyrical honesty and simplicity of Folk combined with the grit and grind of Hip-Hop, Funk, Electronica, Jazz and Rock. His song lyrics and melodies are written in his dreams, chorded out on acoustic guitar and, converted into sonic events pulling on his musical roots.
TOBY TOMTOM TODAY
Toby paints a sonic tapestry of love and connection with his latest release, Black Swan. This cinematic masterpiece transcends genres, weaving together lush instrumentation and soaring vocals into an unforgettable auditory experience. Black Swan is inspired by love - as mysterious and divine as a black swan is rare. It is an artistic journey into self as he plays and sings all of the instruments.
His last release,Tomorrow Yesterday, was inspired by a philosophical interview given by NBA superstar, Giannis Antetokounmpo. This forward-looking composition, seamlessly melds genres to make a statement about living in the moment.
Both songs are available on Spotify and all streaming platforms.
TOBY TOMTOM YESTERDAY
Toby TomTom is no stranger to the music industry. Some highlights include teaming with his brother to introduce a young, undiscovered Alicia Keys to NYC radio; winning the ASCAP Abe Olman Award for Most Promising Songwriter, an honor also won by John Legend; having his songs featured in the Off-Broadway play The Obeah Symphony (shown at The Billie Holiday Theater in Brooklyn), and having his work published internationally.
WHAT THE MEDIA SAYS
‘Toby’s eclectic sound is very versatile and serves up a perfect balance and composure between touching on equal parts originality and familiarity. It’s a signature sound that really draws you in and you’ll be loving this artist in no time." - Justyn W. Brodsky, Artist Reach Magazine
WHO IS TOBY
Toby TomTom is a self-contained artist from Akron, Ohio, now based on Long Island, NY. Toby's influences include Tupac, Marvin Gaye, Tower of Power, Prince, Miles Davis, George Harrison, Migos, Debussy, and John Denver. He is known for his adventurous sound and restless creativity.
Artist Songwriter Toby TomTom's official logo. The triangle represents change. Constant evolution is art.
Toby TomTom, with his brother, composed & produced a 14 year old Alicia Keys' first track heard on radio (NYC Hot 97) . This was her very first studio session!
Artist Songwriter Toby TomTom with his brother winning the ASCAP Abe Olman Award given to the Most Promising Songwriters (also won by John Legend)!
Artist Songwriter Toby TomTom with Playwright/Director Jackie Alexander. The Obeah Symphony, which ran Off-Broadway in production at The Billie Holiday Theater (Brooklyn), featured songs composed by Toby TomTom.
Early Daze - Everybody Starts Somewhere! Artist Songwriter Toby TomTom workin' the acoustic craft at The Bitter End (NYC).
Toby & HIs Biggest Supporter - His Dad!
The Toby TomTom Studio - Maschine Production Groove Box, Ali & Bruce Lee lending philosophy, guidance & inspiration.
TOBY TOMTOM CREATIVE JOURNEY
Born 2 Be Free © Official Video
My first release! Available on Spotify, Apple Music & streaming platforms everywhere! Inspired by my youngest son and dedicated to him. Be free!
Someday (This Gift of Life) ©
I still love playing live acoustic...especially when I can hush the crowd in the moment. This is at the Bitter End in NYC. One of my first acoustic performances.
Loveolution Lyric Video -
I so enjoyed creating this take on a lyric video for Loveolution. It's my expression of love for the world. One love, one world.
Tomorrow Yesterday Lyric Video
I may be partial, but I dig the lyrics on this one :-) - so check 'em out. Enjoyed creating this vid. Be in the moment y'all!