Jonas Tomalty's father was determined that his son play with blues musicians, and as a result, Jonas was not yet of legal age when he became a habitué of the clubs. One of those bluesmen, the guitarist Corey Diabo, became a longtime collaborator of his. Later, Jonas created the alternative rock band Rubberman which, in 1999, won the Esprit competition, organized by radio station CHOM-FM. In 2004, the singer released his debut solo album, and four months later, opened for Van Halen. In 2006, Jonas released his second album, Suite Life, and performed at the Bell Centre, realizing a long-held dream. On his third disc, Big Slice (2010), he took the stage name Jonas and The Massive Attraction.