Alt-pop, electronic solo artist Tomi Gray is making a name for himself in the scene with some mind blowing sonics and lyrics to kill. A poet, passionate artist and philosophical story-teller, Gray has spent the year traveling through Australia in his converted ambulance on a mission to connect with audiences on a more emotional level.
Racking up over half a million listens on Facebook upon writing and releasing a song per day for the first 100 days of 2017, Gray accumulated enough encouragement from his audience to take his music on the road with him. It’s no wonder Trampoline, Silent Riots and Reasoning on Hope Road went viral, attracting attention of people around the globe and with it, heavy acclamation.
Leaving his beloved home in Sydney to move into the ambulance he calls Lance, Gray has managed to whip up yet another banger and with it, a solid string of dates to follow as part of his BIG TRIPPIN tour.
Questioning your faith? Diversify your philosophy with the madness of Tomi Gray, Australia’s nomadic raconteur.
Bursting with haunting melodies, soulful vocals and washed with diverse sonics, Messiah Franchise is Gray’s fresh new single that questions organised religion. With themes of reflection, compassion towards humanity, self-growth and forgiveness, it places Gray as an independent story-teller who uses music on his philosophical journey for truth.
The clip was filmed at Mo’s Clubhouse, “the Gold Coast’s coolest music and arts space“, which lends an extra zaniness to the whole ordeal. Technicolour manikins are interspersed with religious imagery, evoking Gray’s sardonic tone efficiently.
Gray has a colourful background of musical projects, captivating audiences with his vocals as frontman for Sydney-based indie-rock bands Bonez and The Ruckus since 2014. Since 2016 Gray has also become a charity man, donating all profits from single Steady Hands to mental health foundation Headspace.
From playing street corners to stadiums, Gray incorporates a wide selection of musical elements in his performances such as acoustics, synthesisers and electronic drums. This nostalgia-pop, psych-folk soul searcher is definitely one to watch.
Catch Tomi Gray on tour through to the end of the year. Find all the finer details on his Facebook page.
Big Trippin Tour
Sep 9 – The Bearded Lady – Brisbane
Sep 10 – Beach Burrito – Coolangatta
Sep 16 – Kallangur Market – Brisbane
Sep 17 – Yarrabilba Market – Brisbane
Sep 21 – Kooyong Hotel – Mackay
Sep 22 – Wilkies – Mackay
Sep 23 – Loffos at Claudies – Mackay
Sep 24 – Willow Market – Kirwan
Sep 29 – One More Bar – Mission Beach
Oct 7 – The Orb – Atherton
Oct 13 – The Chill Cafe – Cairns
Oct 14 – Riverbed Tours (boat) – Cooktown
Oct 20 – The Chill Cafe – Cairns
Nov 1 – Maria’s Donkey Bar – Mackay
Nov 4 – Ulysees Cafe – Finch Hatton
Nov 17 – Sol Bar – Maroochydoore
Nov 18 – Kurabay Market – Kurabay
Nov 25 – Carseldine Market – Brisbane
Nov 29 – El Capitano – Noosa Heads
Nov 30 – Cafe Le Monde – Noosa Heads
Dec 13 – Yamba Market – Yamba
Dec 14-16 – Tapps – Port Macquarie
Dec 21 – Frankie’s Pizza – Sydney
Dec 23 – The Dock – Redfern