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Template:Http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tomy Gunn World rock artist, Tomy Gunn former leader-founder of shadawmon- dao boyz is a lifelong aficionado of rock and progressive jazz - blending strains of of these elements with neoclassic orchestrations, rhythm & blues, island laments, world folk ballads, and catchy rock pop melodies & lyrics that create well crafted songs and artistry that can be best described as Sui Generis - an original fusion of elements, experiences, and musical textures - new world rock & reggae-pop. A bluesy guitarist & gospel influenced keyboardist, his songwriting & music capture the essence of the moment's passion creating his own unique twist on eclectic island jams and ethereal funk rock guitar.

Over the years Tomy Gunn has lived a myriad of musical experiences beginning early on in Jamaica in the days when Steve Winwood and Eric Clapton were recording pop-reggae hits in Kingston and Tomy was a very young guitarist working in the studios with 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. In 1997, Tomy founded Bali Lau Entertainmedia Group based in Kealakekua, Hawaii to promote music and video/film projects for a global audience. Bali Lau Entertainment Media now owns and operates two internet web portals, www.islandelights.com and www.paradisemoon.com

A few of Tomy Gunn's early musical influences include:

Procol Harum Eric Carmen Steve Winwood Lionel Richie

Tomy Gunn maintains his home base in Kealalelua, Hawaii USA 96750 email: contact@islandelights.com