21 years ago Jim Finn, a traveling musician and Aylar Davies, a self-professed Witch gave birth to Tomi Gray. He was raised in roughly the same fashion as any other child of the 1990’s: on a steady diet of twisted cartoons and the ever growing list of great bands unexpectedly breaking through at the time. There were however several elements that made his childhood differ from the norm.
His mother’s constant exploration of the spiritual realm kept them moving frequently, which he didn’t much mind as it meant he was exposed to many different walks of life from an early age, some of which he himself gained an avid interest in and continues to study and practice to this day including shamanism, wiccan culture and voodoo. When Tomi would visit his father he would often get the chance to go along on the road with the band. During some of these occasions he would join the group on stage playing from a very early age.
At fifteen years old he departed the comforts of home up north with his family and moved to Sydney where he started creating music, art and experiences with numerous beautiful people whose paths would cross with his.
When a sudden uncharacteristic drought in undertakings met him shortly after his twenty-first birthday, Tomi Gray flew up to seek the advice of trained Shaman he had met several years prior. Confiding in his friend that he was beginning to feel the effects of a busy city life and constant excess steering him slowly away from his goals, they embarked on a spirit journey in search of an to his question of “Where to next?”. They came upon a dirt road that they followed for several hours, which eventually lead them to a crossroads. Feeling overwhelmed and taunted by the symbolism of the situation Tomi fell against a sign at the side of the road. He absent-mindedly began kicking at an object in the dirt before realizing what it was. A smooth bleach white sheep skull, half buried and forgotten by the side of the road.
And just like that he got his answer and took it for his own name. In that moment he understood that any time spent worrying about what may or may not happen next is time wasted. The only way to live your life is to strip away all `the negative and bring ourselves back to our rawest form. Do what moves you and forget about the rest because at the end of this short trip, underneath everything, all we are is Bonez.