Tomi Swick Biography

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Birth Place: Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Years Active: 2004-2008
Genres: Pop Rock

Tomi Swick is a Canadian singer-songwriter from Hamilton, Ontario signed to Warner Music Canada.

By age 13, Swick had learned to play several instruments, including the bagpipes, military drums, piano and guitar. At 19 he began playing in a Hamilton band but soon pursued a solo career. He is a graduate of Cathedral High School. In February 2006, Swick's song "A Night Like This" was released as the first single from the compilation album ''From the Heart''. The single became a top-five radio hit in Canada.

In 2006, Swick released his debut album, ''Stalled Out in the Doorway'', which entered the chart at number 77. The singles "Everything Is Alright" and "Sorry Again" received moderate videoplay on Much Music and MuchMoreMusic. At the 2007 Juno Awards, Swick was awarded New Artist of the Year.

From January 1, 2007 to February 26, 2007 Swick toured with The Barenaked Ladies on their BLAM tour.

Swick also contributed to two songs on the album ''68'' by Year of the Monkey. He wrote and performed on the song "Leaving You Behind" and covered John Lennon's "Dear Prudence".