“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. Fronted by vocal powerhouse Tomasina who lights up the stage with a million watt charisma and a voice like a diamond drill. The TOMASINA band excites from the moment they take the stage to the very last note of the encore.
The TOMASINA band was formed in 2008 when lead singer Tomasina Abate was asked to play the iconic Disneyland Tomorrowland Terrace Stage. There was such high demand by loyal fans for TOMASINA that they were booked on that famous stage that rises out of the ground every weekend by 2015. 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. Since forming they’ve headlined shows for Vons, Hot Topic, Turbo Tax, The Official World Premier of “Tomorrowland” starring George Clooney, Knott's Summer Nights, The San Diego Comic-Con, Palm Springs Pride, Downtown Disney, California Adventure Food & Wine Festival, House of Blues Anaheim, The D23 Expo, and The Avengers Half Marathon. 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, and Fire; and Shirley Bassie in Monte Carlo; singing back up for Johnny Gil and Japanese superstar, Anri and at Tokyo Disneyland in Japan; opening for Joan Jett in Los Angeles; touring the U.S. with Post Modern Jukebox, and as the featured artist for The 2017 Creative Arts Emmys Governor’s Ball. Besides years 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”. Her voice can be heard every October as it rocks and chills throughout the entire “The Frightfully Fun Parade” for Disney’s Halloween Party and in Mickey's Magical Map at The Fantasyland Theatre.
What makes Tomasina unique beyond her versatility -- she’s a cutting edge rocker one moment, vintage chanteuse the next -- is her authenticity and ability to connect with even the shyest audience. “By the end of the night, the band and I will have everyone on their feet rocking out in celebration. We aim to make each individual feel included and inspired” 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.
With years of experience, the TOMASINA band has an extensive list of songs ranging from classic rock to top 40 hits, 80’s new wave, old school 90’s hip hop, dance club mixes, elegant jazz standards, power ballads to musical theatre showstoppers. Whether you want a soothing atmosphere, a full on slamming rock concert, to get the crowd up on their feet and moving, or all of the above, TOMASINA can deliver. Specialty numbers can even be arranged with themed costumes and the best, most cutting edge dancers in Los Angeles giving you a custom fit, one of a kind, unforgettable experience that will leave you and your guests feeling inspired and energized and will have them talking about your event for years to come.