Bio modified from an article that was written by Laguna Beach Vibe
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Tom Licon’s special connection to his daughter Tomi, began at infancy. He could see in her eyes she was gifted, dynamic and a child with a sharp sense of humor. Tomi represents the third family collaboration and they street perform as much as they can on the US West Coast between Laguna Beach and Santa Barbara.
At the ripe ol’ age of 15 Tomi has been playing over half her life. Tom is an artist to his core having studied both art and music in college. He schooled her on scales before chords and they’ve fine-tuned original songs like “Peanut Butter and Classical Jam”, “Simple Song” and “Her Butt” as well as covers like “Low Budget” by The Kinks, “The Weight” by The Band and “White Rabbit” by Jefferson Airplane. As the soloist, Tomi’s Spanish Requinto guitar strums a higher pitch than a traditional guitar and the small size instrument fits her to a T.
Tom compares their duo to a Mariachi Instrumentation of Multi Genre, striving to have something for everyone and remain unique in a cookie cutter world. Working so closely with your father isn’t always harmonious. Tomi’s main complaint is that her dad often repeats stuff, however his straightforward manner of speaking is always met with a laugh. For Tom, nothing brings more joy than harmonizing with someone that you love.
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