Thom Lyons is a singer songwriter born and raised in London UK who, in early 2011, packed a suitcase and a guitar and traveled some 5000 miles to start a new life in the beautiful city of Portland, Oregon.
It was the start of a musical rediscovery of sorts. Inspired by the friends and musicians he began to meet, the songs that began to pour out marked a shift towards the rootsy folk rock he had grown up loving - bands such as Counting Crows, REM, The Frames and Whiskeytown, tempered with the pop sensibilities of older favorites like Tom Petty and Elton John.
Employing a combination of beautifully crafted songs and a staggering voice that can jump from a rich, weathered baritone to a soaring falsetto, Thom has been winning over audiences on both sides of the Atlantic. This winter saw the release of his debut album, 10 infectious folk-pop songs filled with gorgeous musical and lyrical honesty.
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Thom Lyons: Vocals and Guitar
Peter Rodocker: Guitar, Mandolin, Percussion, Backing Vocals
Jeremy Gibons: Bass
Anders Bergstrom: Drums, Percussion
Jeff Simpson: Organ, Piano, Trumpet
Naomi Hooley: Piano
Anna Tivel: Violin, Backing Vocals
Emily Peck: Cello
Josh Baruch: Drums on "Home"
Amanda Breese: Backing Vocals on "Home"
All songs written by Thom Lyons (C) & (P) 2012 Thom Lyons Music (ASCAP)
String Arrangements by Peter Rodocker
Produced, engineered and mixed by Peter Rodocker at Yellow Room Recording, Portland OR
Mastered by Kevin Nettleingham at Nettleingham Audio, Vancouver WA
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