Pianist and sound engineer Tamàs Bàràny, a.k.a. Tomisheep, was born in Hungary to a folk singer mother and secret agent father. Both parents encouraged their son's talent early on, and offered him his first grand piano at the age of 8, enrolling him soon after at the Béla Bàrtok National Music Academy, where he studied classical music. In 1990, Tomisheep turned to studio engineering studies, and recorded his mother's first folk album. After a decade working as a salesman for Yamaha Hungary, Tomisheep moved to Montréal in 2005, where he found work as a studio engineer and composing jingles. After jamming with local musicians, the young pianist discovered a new found passion for jazz and in 2009 released his first album, the loungy Rhodes Trip, named after the vintage Fender Rhodes piano.