Aaron Starkey artist-2015




Tomo Nakayama is a singer/instrumentalist/songwriter/producer from Seattle, Washington. Known for his crystalline high-tenor voice and intricate chamber folk compositions, Tomo’s music has been praised by NPR, New York Times, and KEXP, drawing comparisons to Sufjan Stevens, Elliott Smith, Paul Simon, and Sigur Ros. Fog On The Lens is his first solo album, made after nearly a decade fronting beloved Seattle band Grand Hallway and composing for and acting opposite Ellen Page in Lynn Shelton’s Sundance Grand Jury nominated film “Touchy Feely”. Recorded during a residency at Seattle’s Town Hall, Fog On The Lens was co-produced and mixed by Yuuki Matthews (The Shins, David Bazan) and released by Porchlight Records (U.S.) and & Records (Japan). Tomo and Yuuki played an astounding 14 shows in 1 day throughout Seattle for the record’s release, followed by a successful tour of Japan. Fog On The Lens spent 8 weeks on the CMJ Top 200 and was named “Album of the Month” by Seattle Met. Tomo has also composed music for movies and TV, and performed as a backing-member and collaborated with numerous bands and composers including Sera Cahoone, Gold Leaves, The Moondoggies, The Maldives, Jesse Sykes, Portland Cello Project, and Jherek Bischoff.