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Tomy Gunn is renowned for his mellow guitar work & seasoned soulful vocals. His music emanates celestial inspirations & positive aspirations through fiery to meditative groove songs reflecting his passion for love and life. Former leader-founder of shadawmon- dao boyz, Tomy is a lifelong aficionado of rock, country, island jamz - blending strains of of these elements with neoclassic orchestrations, rhythm & blues roots, island laments, world folk ballads, and catchy rock pop melodies & lyrics capture well crafted songs creating artistry that can be best described as Sui Generis - an original fusion of elements, experiences, and musical textures - new world rock-pop and r&b.
A bluesy guitarist & gospel influenced keyboardist, his songwriting & arranging capture the essence of the moment's passion - creating his own unique twist on eclectic island jamz with a solid foundation in gospel r&b, and ethereal spacial funk rock guitar.
Over the years Tomy Gunn has lived a myriad of musical experiences beginning early in Jamaica in the days when Steve Winwood and Eric Clapton were recording pop-reggae hits in Kingston and Tomy was a young guitarist working in studios with the likes of Johnny Nash on Bob Marley's early Jamaican folk songs.
He went on to work with other notable west Indian musicians along the way like Chile Charles (Osi Bisa), Robbie Greenige (Jimmy Buffet), Spyder Webb (Harry Belafonte), studied with jazz organist, Jimmy Smith,and eventually made the Hawaiian islands his home base for several years working with renowned Hawaiian artists, Harold Kamma, Jr., Willy K, and Fiji.
Tomy ventured to southeast Asia in 2001 on holiday to explore east-west world music culture and Indo Asian instruments & rhythm textures, which landed him at a new unique home base between Puek Tien, Thailand and Kealakekua, Hawaii.
Tomy is by no means a newcomer on the world music scene being a vet singer-songwriter, electric/acoustic guitarist, and keyboardist having played in just about every scenario one could imagine . . . and now with the addition of eastern influences from his Asian experience - it's time to reflect the pinnacle of his musical experience - arriving at the summit of artistic and creative expression through the latest material.
Tomy's career highlights include tours of major US concert venues, network television appearances, & playing with a variety of major & minor artists as writer arranger/musician/guitarist, several top 100 Billboard records as a songwriter, and composer-producer of original scores for TV & film soundtracks, and an Emmy Nomination.