“As Talent Booking Director for the Disneyland Resort, I had the pleasure of featuring “The Tomasina Band” for hundreds of shows throughout the property and the Disneyland Hotels. The Tomasina Band was the feature entertainment on New Years Eve Celebrations, performing in front of the iconic Sleeping Beauty Castle. The band’s work ethic, consummate musicianship, class and adaptability are above reproach. I would highly recommend the Tomasina Band for any venue, large or small and for any occasion. Sincerely, Stanford Freese ”
— Stanford Freese - Talent Booking Director Disneyland Resort
“Stratospheric vocals, a mesmerizing stage presence and an indomitable spirit – Tomasina is a musical force of nature”
— Dan Kimpel - Music Biz Editor Music Connection
“Tomasina is hands down, a Powerhouse Performer with an incredible stage presence. I initially used she and her band for Center Stage at D23, where she rocked the house on a daily basis! People set their schedules around her set times. Then, when I needed a headliner for the Creative Arts Emmy's Governors Ball, it was a no brainer. She was nothing short of spectacular, and the Emmys guests were delighted with her set. She's stunning on stage and off, as she is also one of the most professional artists I've had the pleasure of working with. Can't wait to find another reason to have her back, and I unreservedly recommend her for any event. She will lift the energy and get the audience dancing! ”
— Michelle Lynskey
“It is a rare gem to find a band like TOMASINA. Professional in every sense of the word & non stop entertainment for audiences of all ages. Powerhouse vocals, high energy, pros at engaging with the audience - if you want a night to remember, you have to include TOMASINA. We hired them perform at our event at comic-con, after which countless guests approached my team and I saying it was their favorite con event they had ever been to and that we should've charged more! I love seeing them in concert -and, I know I'm not alone in this- i get withdrawals if I don't see them annually!”
— Erin Stegeman
“As far as I’m concerned, one of the most magical things at Disneyland park is a TOMASINA show. I would say this is in large part due to the incredibly talented lead singer, Tomasina, herself. But I’m also a huge fan of the rest of her amazingly talented band too.”
About The TOMASINA Band
TOMASINA reinvents classic rock anthems and today’s hits with a fierce female point of view. Vocal powerhouse Tomasina lights up the stage with a million watt charisma and a voice like a diamond drill. The band rocks and rolls, mesmerizes and inspires: TOMASINA blows audiences away.
The TOMASINA band was formed in 2008 at Disneyland regularly commanding the elevated Tomorrowland Terrace Stage. TOMASINA was the first and only band to play in front of Sleeping Beauty Castle at Disneyland on New Year’s Eve where they rocked a massive gathering of 20,000+ celebrants. With Disney taking the band under its wings, TOMASINA headlined The Official World Premiere of “Tomorrowland” starring George Clooney, the California Adventure Food & Wine Festival, The D23 Expo, Downtown Disney Live, and The Avengers Half Marathon decked out in custom made couture by John Coulter Designs. When massive live entertainment cutbacks began, TOMASINA expanded. San Diego Comic-Con, Palm Springs Pride, House of Blues Anaheim, Knott's Summer Nights, The Official Rose Parade Sip N Savor had some of the rowdiest crowds. TOMASINA transitioned to the corporate entertainment world landing huge events for Hospitality Uncorked, Vons, Hot Topic, and Imagination Entertainment. When the Live Entertainment Industry came to a screeching halt due to the pandemic TOMASINA quickly jumped on board the live streaming train.
TOMASINA band members have played with Gwen Stefani, Survivor, Shania Twain, Air Supply, Wings, Mad T Party at Disney California Adventure, Post Modern Jukebox, Zeppelin U.S.A, The Fab Four, Eagles Of Death Metal, Cirque Du Soleil and with the “Dancing with the Stars” band. Los Angeles native and band leader Tomasina Abate has entertained audiences world wide opening for the likes of Stevie Wonder; Earth, Wind & Fire; Natalie Cole and Shirley Bassey at The Monte Carlo Sporting Club in Monaco; for Joan Jett in Los Angeles; singing back up for Johnny Gil and Japanese superstar Anri; touring the U.S. with Post Modern Jukebox, and as the featured artist for The 2017 Creative Arts Emmys Governor’s Ball. Besides writing, recording, and performing her own music, Tomasina has worked extensively for the Walt Disney Company portraying roles such as Pocahontas, Cruella DeVille, and the Narrator in Disney’s "Aladdin The Musical Spectacular". Her voice is featured every October in “The Frightfully Fun Parade” for Disney’s Halloween Party and in "Mickey's Magical Map" at The Fantasyland Theatre.
She's a cutting edge rocker one moment, vintage chanteuse the next with a talent for connecting with even the shyest audience. “By the end of the night, the band and I have everyone on their feet in celebration. We aim to make each individual in the crowd feel happy”. Fierce, fabulous, and endearing, Tomasina is an artist that takes you on an ever ascending musical journey. Beneath the makeup, the glamour, the towering wigs, and outrageous costumes – at the center of TOMASINA – glows immense heart.