GUITARIST / COMPOSER / PRODUCER
Toby Hack, known by various names such as Jyoti, Tobito, Tobzlarone, and Larone, is an accomplished Australian guitarist who has called Lyon, France, his home since 2013. With an impressive three decades of music industry experience under his belt, Toby has left his mark through live performances at bars, theaters, festivals, and studio sessions. Notably, he has garnered national and international recognition for his musical prowess and has been sharing his guitar expertise for over 25 years, consistently achieving remarkable results as a teacher.
Toby's life revolves around his deep-seated passion for music. He has dedicated himself wholeheartedly to the art, displaying remarkable versatility across various styles, including Flamenco, Funk, Blues, Rock, Heavy Metal, and World Music. Throughout his illustrious career, he has collaborated with a diverse array of musical groups and artists.
In the early 2000s, Toby's journey took him from Brisbane, Australia, to the heart of Andalusia, Jerez de la Frontera, Spain, where he immersed himself in the vibrant Flamenco culture. Here, he honed his skills under the guidance of local guitarists and fully embraced the Flamenco lifestyle. His newfound passion evolved into an all-encompassing obsession. Toby's quest for musical enrichment led him to Melbourne, Australia, where he further refined his craft. During this time, he predominantly immersed himself in the captivating rhythms of Flamenco and Gypsy Rumba music, both as a soloist and with various musical groups.
With his guitar as his constant companion, Toby embarked on numerous journeys, exploring different corners of the globe and sharing his musical talents far and wide. As of late 2019, Toby has embarked on exciting new musical endeavors, fueling his creative focus for the foreseeable future.
“Tobys' playing is expressive, refined and inspired. Flamenco guitar at its finest. ” - Kai Eckhardt (Al Di Meola, John McLaughlin, Steve Smith, Billy Cobham)