BIOGRAPHY

Members Alex E. (vocal, sequencing, beats, guitar), Paige McMullen (guitar) and Summer Wood (drums) first came together through mutual friends, cementing a deeper bond through music and youth advocacy efforts with local non profits, Girls Rock Jacksonville and JASMYN.

Their track record reveals dynamic debut releases, Queer Tears EP in March 2014 and their starry-eyed self-titled EP, TOMBOi, in January 2015. The first full length album from the Jacksonville electro-indie trio, Spectrum, equally highlights each member and what talents they bring to the table. Alex E’s virtuosic vocals, self-taught Ableton abilities and gravitating guitar licks are executed in between sequencing and synthesizer. The music (or magic) is then complimented by Paige’s crafty chord progressions and Summer’s pulsating percussion skills. The release of Spectrum in March 2017 propelled the three-piece on a month-long nationwide tour. From the deep south to a weeklong residency at SXSW, over dreamy desert destinations, up the California coast, into mountain cities and midwest towns. The evolution of sound from Spectrum comes from years of creation, collaboration and consistency that TOMBOi strives to continuously produce. As an outwardly queer band, the songs, videos and endeavors TOMBOi produces highlight topics about sexuality, gender, political and personal struggles. It’s the crossroads of strength, power and reality that these women want to decipher, discuss and do something about.

They have since shared bills with outfits such as Of Montreal, Big Freedia, Neon Indian, Dev, Hunter Valentine, La Femme, The Black Kids, Young the Giant, Bear Hands, Joywave, The Wombats, Hurray for the Riff Raff, and Moon Hooch. They have performed at events such as Northside Festival, Pittsburgh Pride, AURA Music & Arts Festival, SxSW, TEDxJacksonville, Indie Grits, Harvey Milk Fest, Hoechella, Atlanta Zine Fest, Elestial Sound One Spark Showcase, Queer The Fest, and LadyFest Pensacola. In correlation with their youth advocacy efforts, Tomboi takes to the stage to curate music, perform and emcee events like Jacksonville Public Library's 10th Annual Battle of the Bands, Girls Rock Jacksonville Arm-Wrestling Competition and several fashion shows including Jacksonville Mag Fashion Show 2017, NYE333 Fashion Show and the Pride Awareness Month UNAPOLOGETIC fashion show at UF. Their efforts extend to hosting workshops on Songwriting & Sustainable Banding Practices and Electronic Music for Girls Rock Camps.

When they’re not touring, writing, singing or slaying - these BOis are hard at work making their town, their communities and their scenes a better place for all.

 

Recently featured on BUST's 8 Songs By Female And Queer Southerners You Need To Know Right Now

Featured as TOM TOM Magazine's Video of the Week

Their latest self-titled EP, TOMBOi, is now available on iTUNES.

Lobos + Remixes, is available on cassette now from Wiener Records.

First Single off their upcoming Remix Tape - Runaround (Remix by ∆LEX E.) 


∆lex E. / Vox • Sampling + Sequencing • Guitar
Paige McMullen / Guitar • Keys
Summer Wood / Drums • Vox


PRESS

Tomboi creates music to fuel the queer dance party of your dreams. Contagiously hooky, adorned in pulsating synth textures, punky guitar, and lead singer Alex E.’s dynamic vocals, the trio’s earned plenty of well-deserved attention, sharing bills with the likes of Big Freedia, of Montreal, Hurray for the Riff Raff, and more. Furthermore, their music video for “Lobos” is basically a short Tarantino script directed by Lisa Frank. ‘90s kids, eat your hearts out.
— Anna Chandler, BUST Magazine
Tomboi are achieving things most bands don’t get to until their second or third year, if ever. They’ve played SXSW and rocked New Orleans. They’ve crisscrossed our state and, though they’re young, they have goals and they’re determined to achieve them ... they are intellectuals with well-formed opinions on gender neutrality, dealing with sexism and the advancement of tolerance. ... They can be Morrissey and Patti Smith and The Monkees at the same time.
— Danny Kelly, Folio Weekly
A beautiful trio composed of Alex E., Summer Wood, and Paige McMullen, these amazing humans make music with the sound of Tame Impala with a femme twist.
— Haley Murphy, WUSSY Magazine
Tomboi is one of the best things going on in Jacksonville’s indie music scene, a real standout group doing some of the most gorgeous music for crowds of beautiful and beautifully diverse enthusiasts.
— Stephen Dare, MetroJacksonville.com
These ladies are insanely talented, bringing a balance of computer-generated beats and added synth to their perfectly played instrumentation makes for quite the experience.
— Emily Simpson, Void Magazine
An electro-indie band with a heart for ’90s beats and dance-pop.
— Kelly Ray Smith, Charleston City Paper