Born in Sweden near stockholm, Tomas grew up in a dysfunctional family with a parent who had issues with alcoholabuse. At age 17, he therefore decided to run away from home to live anywhere else. During these years he became a believer in God and his faith helped him through tough times. Even music had a huge impact on him and helped Tomas to find relief. He got a newfound love for his parents and returned home and got to see things change for the better. It didn’t take long for Tomas to find his way into the world of entertainment. Borrowing inspiration from vocalists like Jessie J, Bruno Mars and Stevie Wonder, he’s fully committed to balance the soul genre together with his gospelroots.
Many people has compared his voice with Avery Wilson because of their highly controlled riffs and runs and ability to sing in a high octave. It’s clear to see that Tomas Kaya is a fresh breeze to swedish soul music.