Despot Tomić is a musician from Mrkonjić Grad who has been living and creating in Vienna for the past few years.

He started playing music from an early age, primarily with his father, who plays the guitar. At the age of approximately 17 years, Tomić began to obsessively play the guitar and progressed rapidly, so that in the same year he started performing on the local scene with his first band, Manje Posla. Two years later, Tomić moved to Vienna, where he played in various blues, jazz and rock bands, the longest-lasting of which was Psychedelic Love.

He finds his playing inspiration by the greats of blues and rock music, Hendrix, B.B. King and Eric Clapton, while he credits Kurt Cobain, Noel Gallagher and Jeff Buckley as his inspiration for his songwriting.

Between the ages of 23 and 25, Tomić writes and composes some of the songs that will later be found on his debut studio album “antiRomeo”, which was recorded in 2020 at Rambo Amadeus’ studio in Belgrade. Despot’s second and third albums were recorded in the studio “Šišmiš” in Zagreb and are called “Dani jutra broje” and “Noci dane boje”.

He is currently working on his first English LP.