Tommy Tokyo

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... read moreTommy Tokyo is a Norwegian alternative singer/songwriter whose second album, Smear Your Smiles Back On, catapulted him to national fame, garnering not only critical accolades but Top Ten commercial success. Born Tommy Lorange Ottosen on August 26, 1971, and hailing from Fredrikstad, Norway, he began...

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A Dog Without A Bone
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Biography

Active: 1990s-2000s
Country Of origin: Norway

Tommy Tokyo is a Norwegian alternative singer/songwriter whose second album, Smear Your Smiles Back On, catapulted him to national fame, garnering not only critical accolades but Top Ten commercial success. Born Tommy Lorange Ottosen on August 26, 1971, and hailing from Fredrikstad, Norway, he began playing the guitar in 1995 and embarked on a musical career relatively late in life. In 1999 he formed the band Piggyback and proceeded to release an EP, Knucklesandwich (2000), and some promotional singles. Not much came of his efforts with Piggyback, however, and in 2002 he made his commercial recording debut as a solo artist with the Tommy Tokyo EP. A half-decade later he made his full-length solo album debut with Octopusdrunk & Arms to Prove It (2007) on Osito Records. In support of the album, he performed at several Norwegian music festivals and formed the band Tommy Tokyo & Starving for My Gravy, comprised of Even Juliussen (guitar), André Solli (bass), Fredrik Brarud (drums), and Knut-Øyvind Olsen (keyboards), in addition to himself (vocals, guitar). Upon signing a major-label recording deal with Warner Music, Tommy Tokyo & Starving for My Gravy made their album debut in 2008 with Smear Your Smiles Back On. Not only was the album widely praised from a critical standpoint, getting lots of glowing press coverage, but it was also a major commercial success, reaching number seven on the Norwegian albums chart. ~ Jason Birchmeier~ Rovi