Tomo Nakayama

Performed in Sofar Seattle and Reykjavík

Tomo Nakayama is a singer and songwriter from Seattle, whose work both as a solo artist and with his chamber pop band Grand Hallway have been praised by NPR, New York Times, and KEXP. Known for his crystalline high-tenor voice, intricate fingerpicking, cinematic production, and simple, poetic lyrics influenced by the Pacific Northwest, Tomo’s music has drawn comparisons to Sufjan Stevens, Elliott Smith, Paul Simon, and Sigur Ros. He has also composed music for film and television, and starred alongside Ellen Page as an actor in Lynn Shelton’s Sundance Grand Jury nominated movie “Touchy Feely”. He was Artist in Residence at Seattle’s Town Hall, where he wrote and recorded his solo debut album, Fog On The Lens, co-produced by Yuuki Matthews of The Shins. It spent 8 weeks on the CMJ Top 200 and was named “Album of the Month” by Seattle Met.

Videos by Tomo Nakayama