Having spent his entire life touring and travelling the world, Jim Toomey has finally settled down in Brisbane, Australia where he now lives with his young family.
Still playing occasional gigs in a jazz and blues trio, Jim has recently turned to writing and does some acting work, appearing as an extra in the latest Pirates of the Caribbean movie.
Turning professional in 1965 at the height of the beat boom in England, he survived the hippie revolution and highs and lows of life as a rock musician in a variety of bands. Jim was a founder member and drummer in The Tourists from day one.
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We Were Tourists
by Jim Toomey
Jim Toomey was already a successful drummer when he became a part of a new group, The Tourists, in the late seventies. He formed the group with Annie Lennox, Dave Stewart, Peet Coombes and Eddie Chin.
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