Drummer, keyboardist, and composer Tomachi's debut solo album ‘The Hotel Vermont Sessions’ was the culmination of several years worth of pent-up musical drive, held in check while playing in a variety of bands (SJD, One Million Dollars, Breaks Co-Op, Dam Native, Foghorn, The Roughness, Jungle Fungus and more).
Sexy, hip hop soul with a jazz-funk twist, the sessions required a rollcall of longtime friends and collaborators Dam Native on lead single ‘Mic Is Mine’ as well as the likes of Godfrey de Grut [Loungehead/Brooke Fraser band], Nick Atkinson and Tim Stewart [ex-Supergroove], Kingsley Melhuish, Nigel Gavin [Nairobi Trio], Hamish Clarke [Breaks Co-Op], John Highstead [Relax-o-matic] and many, many more.
released April 24, 2011
Tomachi -Drums, Keyboards, Analogue Delay and Percussion
Andy Rust -Electric Bass Guitar (All of ‘em!), Didjeridoo (02)
Selecta Sam Lockley -Electric Guitar (03 08 09 12)
Fran Mountfort -Cello (02, 07, 18)
John Highstead -Conga (05, 13, 08)
Josephine Costain -Vox (04, 08, 14, 18)
Grassroots (aka Jules Longdin-Prisk) -Vox (08)
Dam Native (aka Danny Hamoana) -Vox (06)
Black Man (aka Bryce Campbell) -Vox, Guitar (06)
Dam Native appear coutesy of Heart Music.
Hamish Clarke -MPC3000 (06)
King Kapisi (aka Bill Urale) - Vocal intro (12)
appears courtesy of FMR
Godfrey de Grut -Alto and Soprano Sax (12)
Harris McAuley -Alto Sax (06, 17)
Nick Atkinson -Tenor Sax (15), Bass Clarinet (17)
Kelly Kahukiwa -Tenor Sax (03)
A Minor (aka Eamon Deverall) -Tenor Sax (05, 09, 17)
Cherie Elliott -Trombone (06, 02)
Tim Stewart -Trumpet (15)
Kingsley Melhuish -Trumpet (03)
appears courtesy of Pacific Echoes
Nigel Gavin -Acoustic Guitar (04)
Nick Eagles -Guitar (10)
Peter Scott -Double Bass (09)
All songs written, recorded, and mixed by Tom Atkinson at Hotel Vermont Studios 2002-2004.
Mastered by Angus McNaughton.
Tomachi face illustration by Ed Gains.
Published by Funk Publishing.