Tommy WÁ

Bio

Voiced with deep passion and grace, Tommy WÁ is a poet, visual storyteller, and singer-songwriter artfully establishing his musical direction under the Afro soundscapes. He derives his sound texture from a blend of contemporary folk, Indie and retro-soul music. This musical cocktail efficiently travels the expanse of Tommy WÁ’s Nigerian roots and caters to the musical cravings of Accra, the Ghanaian cosmopolis where he is based.

Live, Tommy WÁ is mesmerising – whether solo or with his band (Tommy WÁ and his Familiar Spirits). Evidence of this is the past year which has seen the roadman engage a global audience with a series of live performances across African and European cities. On the heels of his 2020/2021 ‘Living Room Tour’ (a novel intimate show concept curated around people’s homes to reduce COVID-19-induced stress) came a series of boutique tours in Johannesburg, Berlin, London, Oxford, Zanzibar, and Dar es Salaam.

Since 2016, Tommy WÁ has notably grown a subculture of listeners, most remarkably with records like ‘Riverbank’ - the leading track for ‘Me in Me’ (his debut EP), Come and Go (his first single after rebranding from his former moniker 'Tommy Maverick'), and ‘Gravity’ his 2021 single featuring The Isomers (An Abuja Indie Rock boy band). These have signaled his musical reach on and beyond the African continent, fetching him significant accolades, particularly multiple soundtrack features.

Tommy WÁ aims to use his next recorded outputs to engage his audience, his Familiar Folks. He has cited Michael Kiwanuka, Britany Howard, Asa, Benjamin Clementine, and Bon Iver, among others, as influences currently driving him to remain fluid enough to meet an experimental demand. As he eyes the coming year, Tommy WÁ is keenly aware of what lies ahead for an artiste who defeats stereotypes of what music produced in Africa circa 2020 sounds like. The roadman is in the recording phase for his forthcoming body of work: a collection of his last 3-year wanderlust experiences from his life and that of folks, and he is preparing to take it on the road.

“I am in the rainforests planting dreams, it may or may not take a while,” says Tommy WÁ. “I am gonna get my flowers.”

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Tommy WÁ Live in Lagos
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Tommy WÁ - Dumb Luck (Official Video)
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Love is a Miracle... new single 'Dumb Luck' Out tonight Pre-save now... link in bio/stories
#SexEducation says it's dumb luck that you're loved as you are... pre save my single 'Dumb luck' now
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Testing the Acoustics #YAKOYO #newmusic #Outnow #AfroIndie

Music

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I Wont Complain
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Sunshine
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I've Been Waiting (Cover) - The Intermission Project
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Skinny Love (Cover) - Bon Iver
02:36
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This Feeling (Cover) - Alabama Shakes
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Operation Guitar Boy
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Rainbow Kiss
03:53
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Oloruka
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Till she comes
05:08
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Gravity feat The Isomers
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Come And Go
04:58
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Riverbank
04:53
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So Help Me God
04:08
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The Atlas
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Too Much Too Little
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Videos

Tommy WÁ Live in Lagos
Tommy WÁ - Dumb Luck (Official Video)
Love is a Miracle... new single 'Dumb Luck' Out tonight Pre-save now... link in bio/stories
#SexEducation says it's dumb luck that you're loved as you are... pre save my single 'Dumb luck' now
Testing the Acoustics #YAKOYO #newmusic #Outnow #AfroIndie
#YAKOYO OUT NOW
Tommy WÁ - YAKOYO (Audio)
ofcos familiar folks get first bite of my next release #Yakoyo out tonight!
#YAKOYO ⏳️ 04-08-23 #newmusic
Sun's gon' shine on everything you do� - An Asake song I wish I wrote
if we don't leave this town, we might never make it out #reharmonizedlumineers
I won't Complain || one of many Benjamin Clementine songs I wish I wrote
part 2 || A #michaelkiwanuka song I wish I wrote || #beautifullife
it's a beautiful good life � || A Michael kiwanuka song I wish I wrote #michaelkiwanuka #cover
A Liam Bailey song I wish I wrote � #cover
Just this morning I realized we all need something... is it Love? � | A Brymo Song I wish I wrote
Send this to a homie...Slow up homie� but without stalling one of @mrjacobbanks Songs I wish I wrote
Never run away if you see Mami water/mermaid || Operation Guitar Boy for Cafe sessions || SIWIW
This feelings by Alabama Shakes might just be my song of the decade || Songs I wish I wrote � #cover
Over the Creek. singing a George Ezra classic from my favorite spot in Accra || Songs I wish I wrote
Skinny boy singing skinny love by Bon Iver || Songs I wish I wrote #skinnylove #cover #boniver
We've got ourselves a Cry Baby cover || Songs I wish I wrote �
Bruises by Lewis Capaldi (Cover) || Songs I wish I wrote #cover #music #TommyWA
I've been waiting- The Intermission Project || Songs I wish I wrote
I wish it was me by Obongjayar || Songs I wish I wrote #afroindie #cover #music #ghana
Skinny Love (Cover) || Songs I wish I wrote �
Happy Love Day #UnfinishedSongs �
Tommy WÁ Living Room Tour
Live on Sofar - You can watch the full performance now https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tzTfhA2d1iE
Tommy WÁ Live at ACCES 2021, Johannesburg
Live in Johannesburg
Made something beautiful with Waaka Afrique, out in a few hours.
Over the creek x George Ezra
Yellow x Coldplay | Operation Guitar Boy
Operation Guitar Boy x Sir Victor Uwaifo
Stolen Dance x Milky Chance / Stoned in paradise with familiar beings / Operation Guitar Boy
Tommy WÁ - Rays in my blues (Live on Café Sessions)
Tesselate x Alt J | Operation Guitar Boy
Waiting in vain by the Volta river (Akosombo) X Bob Marley | Operation Guitar Boy
Tommy WÁ - 'Gravity' feat The Isomers [Official Lyric/Movement Video]
For Akweley
Studio films | Till she comes (Live acoustics at The 1012)
This feeling x Alabama Shakes #OperationGuitarBoy
Introducing Tommy WÁ | A Sound For Family, Friends and Neighbors
Tommy WÁ - Cliche Words | Dance To Fly | Photo Series
Tommy WÁ - "Come and Go" (Preview Video)

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2016

Contact

+233552156341
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