Tobi D'Amore has been playing music since he was a little guy in Cleveland, Ohio. He moved to New York City in 1999 to study theater and immerse himself in the unparalleled art and culture of the Big Apple. Turns out the local music scene was what he had been looking for. While playing with multiple bands (Bass, Guitar, Vocals, Trumpet) he began taking a more serious interest in writing his own songs. By 2008 Tobi was playing solo shows around Brooklyn and the Lower East Side while working in construction and behind the bar.
After recording his first album Tobi began the search for a full-time band. With friends Sarah, Ben, Tom, Sanj and Vinny, Tobi founded the Bone Chimes in 2010.
Having played some of NYC‘s most iconic venues (Gramercy Theatre, Irving Plaza, Rough Trade, Music Hall of Williamsburg, Arlene's Grocery, Pianos) TBC saw fair success in the city.
In 2015 Tobi hit the road on his first solo tour across the U.S. Armed with tenacity and his new RV (The Bill Murray Time Machine) Tobi logged 10,000 miles and 22 shows across 7 states. At the conclusion he headed back to NYC.
In September of 2017 Tobi hit the road again. This time for good. He packed everything he would need in to the RV and moved out of NYC.
Nearly 4 years later...
With his wife, Dani and dog, Leo Tobi has logged over 70,000 miles, 43 states, 100's of performances and many new friends.
Now a land owner in Oregon Tobi is constantly writing and preparing for his next album or performance. When he’s not on the road you can find him playing live in the Eugene, Or area.
Playing his own songs as well as classic covers by some of music's greats Tobi is available for booking NOW and ready to travel!
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