Tomi Gray is a delightfully bizarre musician, writer and animator who lives in a tin shed full of gear and geckos on the Gold Coast of Australia. There, he brings to life his fantasy buffet through audio and visual exploration, all while ravenously consuming the unlikeliest of Internet conspiracy videos and investigating the probability of mushrooms allowing a person to move objects with only their mind.
Since an unplanned departure in 2018 from his role, front-manning the touring rock n' roll bands on which he cut his teeth, Tomi has been performing nightly at the infamous Draculas Cabaret while writing and demoing over 200 songs of his own.
created and released during the initial COVID-19 lockdown period of 2020.
His third studio EP 'Asthma' is a more refined effort. Stripped back to his folkier influences, yet still not lacking that certain odd-ball charm of storytelling that has become an expected and much enjoyed element of all his creations. The 'Asthma EP' is complete and a release strategy for August 2021 is being slowly scribbled together using crayon, on pieces of aluminium foil.
Tomi also is also a published children's book author.
'The Less Said On Ducks, The Better', created under the alias of his animation project War Of The Real was published and became available for sale worldwide from July 2020. War of the real also contributed weekly cartoons to The Big Night In internet talk-show series. The programme is presented by Arts Centre Melbourne and hosted by Australian music Icon, John Foreman.
As well as children's books, Tomi has three full-length fiction novels currently in the editing phase. Alongside the books and his music, Tomi also has a dark-humour puppet talk-show titled 'Pzychedelic Arboretum' and a Sci-Fi musical seizure dubbed 'Turbo Static' percolating on the chalkboards of his shed.
Most recently, Tomi Gray has achieved the rank of 'satisfactory face painter' having joined aussie festival favourites, and long time friends, Kallidad. This 'Heavy Flamingo' three piece band mix Spanish influenced music with heavy grooves and high octane melodies to achieve their unique sound. Tomi will join Kallidad full time on rythym guitar in October 2021.