Producer/Singer/Songwriter/Guitarist Tomás Doncker cut his teeth as a guitarist with such genre-busting groups as James Chance & The Contortions; Defunkt; J. Walter Negro & The Loose Jointz; and many more, making him a prime mover on New York’s downtown “No Wave” scene in the early 1980s. Eventually he went international, touring and recording in Japan with jazz pianist Masabumi Kikuchi, and producing studio and songwriting sessions with Bootsy Collins, Yoko Ono, and Grammy-nominated Reggae vocal group The Itals, among others.
Since then, Doncker has continued to work with such iconic artists as: Madonna, Ivan Neville; Iconic Bassist/Producer Bill Laswell; Bonnie Raitt; Meshell Ndegeocello; Corey Glover of Living Colour; former Parliament Funkadelic keyboardist Amp Fiddler; 2013 Grammy award nominee Shamekia Copeland, Israeli roots-Fusion artist Ravid Kahalani's Yemen Blues, and most recently hip hop pioneer/Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee, and founding member of the legendary Public Enemy-Keith Shocklee. His on going collaborations with NYS Poet Laureate and Pulitzer Prize winner Yusef Komunyakaa (the critically acclaimed album “Big Apple Blues” and the highly anticipated 10th Anniversary release of “The Mercy Suite”, and its “Future Roots Music” companion album/Tour “The Black Magnolia Project”), as well as his groundbreaking tribute to blues legend Howlin’ Wolf “Moanin’ At Midnight” (scheduled for a Deluxe Edition re-release, and tour in Italy during the Spring of 2020), are celebrated worldwide. Beyond that, he has produced hundreds of records-and is the Founder and CEO of NYC's fastest rising record label, True Groove Records.
True Groove Records has received praise for its groundbreaking productions from such taste making music/Art & Culture discovery destinations as CNN, The Huffington Post, Mojo, Spin, Brooklyn Vegan, NPR’s “All Songs Considered”, Guitar World, All About Jazz, The Source, Vents Magazine, Paste Magazine, and No Depression just to name a few.