Following seas..


Currently I am mid way through a mini tour of East coast America. We have just completed the Salty Dog Cruise, a festival on a cruise ship set-up by friends and fellow band Flogging Molly. It was a crazy time, sailing from Miami to the Bahamas over 3 days, and I got to see at close quarters one of my biggest drumming influences Josh Freese play with the incredible Vandals.
Now we are off on a 5 date tour of the east coast before returning home, to start recording and writing the fourth Skinny Lister album, due for pencilled release in 2019, so watch this space!
I will also be in the UK and available for lessons, gigs and other projects in the mean time so don’t hesitate to get in touch. Thom.x

What’s happening 2018?

Happy new year! Here’s to a brand new year with loads of exciting projects and music in the pipe line.

Firstly with Skinny Lister we will heading out to the US in Feb/March to finish off touring the “Devil, Heart & The Fight” album campaign. This is then quickly flanked by another week long trip a month later in April to play the Flogging Molly Salty dog cruise from Miami to Bahamas, and then finally a week long run in Germany. That will mark the end of the album campaign, and can mean only 1 thing, time to start writing and recording the next one, album 4! This will take place over the summer, with a view to be releasing it through Xtra Mile Recordings in early 2019.

I also have another project in the melting pot and in it’s infancy, called ‘Loose Teeth’ which will be writing and recording music throughout the year, for potential release sometime this year, so look out for that.

There will also be a bunch of summer festivals to play, in between recording including Download Festival France, and continuing work on our new festival themed function band ‘Dirty Weekend’, as well as offering and providing drum lessons to my current students, as well as anyone else interested in taking up the drums or continuing their learning of the instrument.

So it’s going to be another busy year of music for me, so here is to a great year and being blessed to be able to do what I love for a living! Thom.x

Deluxe Album, Xmas Single, Touring

2017 has been a busy year, and to round it off we have released a deluxe version of “The Devil, The Heart & The Fight” which includes our Christmas single “Christmas Calls”. We have also been touring around Europe and the UK in support of the release on Xtra Mile Recordings.

You can watch the video for “Christmas Calls” here:

Currently I am on tour across the UK with Skinny Lister & Beans On Toast, on the “Double Trouble” co-headline tour, then 2018 sees us head back to the US for our last tour of the “Devil Heart Fight” album before we start work on the next album, album 4, watch this space for future updates..

Album Release: The Devil, The Heart & The Fight

Today sees the release of the brand new Skinny Lister album ‘The Devil, The Heart & The Fight’. Written whilst on tour with Frank Turner around the USA, UK and Europe last and this year, and recorded in between tours and the festival season, it is the 3rd album from the band and my first album recording with the band on drums.

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Released worldwide on Xtra Mile Recordings today, you can purchase the record through any of  these links, and on all formats, CD / LP / DL.

Xtra Mile Recordings : http://smarturl.it/DevilHeartFight_XMR

Banquet Records: http://smarturl.it/DevilHeartFight_Bnqt

Amazon: http://smarturl.it/DevilHeartFight_Amz

iTunes: http://smarturl.it/DevilHeartFight_iT

We are touring the record around UK, USA & Europe, starting with an almost sold out UK tour starting next week. Full list of tour dates available at www.skinnylister.com

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‘Cathy’ Music Video, LA Showcase & ‘Michigan’ Single

‘Cathy’ is the new single from the forthcoming Skinny Lister album ‘Down on Deptford Broadway’. Released on 20th April through Xtra Mile Recordings here is the music video featuring a jellied eels eating competition, it was disgusting! Pre-order now: http://www.xtramilerecordings.com/Shop/DownloadDetails?rid=XMR_RE_173

This month I also managed to squeeze in 2 label showcases with Ed Prosek. The first a trip over to Los Angeles to perform at the Hotel Cafe in Hollywood, and the second in London at the Notting Hill Arts Club. Both in support of new single ‘Michigan’ and EP ‘The Riverbed’ both available now on iTunes and Spotify. https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/michigan-ep/id974174842

Ed Prosek – ‘Riverbed’ EP

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Hugely proud to announce the release of the new Ed Prosek EP ‘Riverbed’. The lovely people at The Line Of Best Fit are streaming the EP in full ahead of its release this Sunday at the launch show in Brighton at Bleach:

http://www.thelineofbestfit.com/news/latest-news/stream-ed-proseks-ep-the-riverbed-and-read-his-track-by-track-guide-exclusi

More info on the EP launch show at Bleach in Brighton, this Sunday 16th November:
https://www.facebook.com/events/513230792113035/

Also you can pre-order the EP from iTunes now here for only £3.99!
https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/the-riverbed-ep/id940061024

To keep up with everything ED PROSEK visit -> http://www.edprosek.com

DrumOffTV Album & Film

Last year I took part and won August’s edition of DrumOffTV’s 30 second drum solo competition. Along with the other 9 winners from 2013 we recorded an album at Metropolis studios. A film has now been made documenting the recording day and finding out about all the drummers involved in the project, including an interview with yours truly! You can watch this here if you like…

Also the album is now available via rhythm section records: http://drumofftv.bandcamp.com

I would like to give everyone at DrumOffTV my huge thanks, and good luck for next years competition! http://drumoff.tv

Skinny Lister Signs to Xtra Mile Recordings

I am very pleased to announce that Skinny Lister have signed to Xtra Mile Recordings in preparation for a new album release in Spring 2015. We have a bunch of UK dates in October where the new album will be played in full, along with a slot at the legendary Reeperbahn Festival this week. UK dates are below, full story here:

http://www.1.xtramilerecordings.com/news/2014/9/16-skinny-lister-sign-to-xtra-mile-announce-five-new-album-shows-october

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Louis Romégoux Milou EP Stream

Extremely proud to present the brand new ‘Milou’ EP stream by Louis Romégoux. I am very proud of this record, and huge thanks to Reg Regler, Louis, Charlie McClean, Paul Riley and the rest of the gang for making this record happen, enjoy…

P.S: If you like it you can help support new music and musicians by purchasing the record here for a mere £5! http://louisromegoux.bandcamp.com/album/milou-ep

Milou EP

Next week see’s the release of ‘Milou’ EP featuring Austrian based Sheffield songwriter Louis Romégoux, myself on drums and Paul Riley from ETCHES on bass.

Recorded at the end of last year at Blue Barn Studio in Cambridge and produced by Charlie McClean, ‘Milou’ is a combination of Louis’ folk inspired songwriting and a furious and fast paced band set up spawning what can only be described as ‘garage folk’. 

Here is the first single from the EP, ‘Ballad’ which is out May 5th on Lonely Mountain Music.

Drum Kit Lessons, Drum Tuning Lessons & Band Updates.

Whether you are a total beginner or a seasoned player wanting to improve on your technique I can help you achieve the goals you crave. My syllabus includes every aspect of learning to understand and play drum kit to a high level, be that working through the grades 1-8 or focusing on musicality and technique from my extensive workbook library and session genres. For a full list of workbooks and more detailed information on drum lessons visit my lessons page.
Currently I have new availability in my teaching schedule for new drum students, so please feel free to contact me to secure a place.

Also currently offering drum tuning lessons, so if you are a drummer in need of better sounding drums or a producer / engineer looking to get that killer drum sound I can help you to get the sound you desire. You can contact me here directly for any lesson enquiries: [contact_form]

Bit of a personal band update, working with 7 original projects at the moment, Derelicts, an electro pop 4 piece, Ed Prosek, 8 piece acoustic singer songwriter, SEERS, 4 piece indie rock band, Louis Romegoux, solo singer songwriter, Holy Vessels, rock and roll outfit, Flash Gordons, psychedelic rock 2 piece and a double drumming as yet nameless project.

Debut Derelicts single release before the end of 2013, recording sessions for Ed Prosek, Louis Romegoux, SEERS and Holy Vessels for 2014 releases, and plenty of shows to keep me busy in the mean time. I will be updating the site with new releases as they come so keep them peeled!

 

Metropolis Drum Off Recording Day

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Travelled up to Metropolis studio in London on Sunday for the 2013 drum off tv winners recording day. It was a fantastic day, got to meet the wonderful guys and work in a legendary studio. The day included recording a track with the house band that will be released as an album on rhythm section records, recording my 30 second winning solo and doing a solo interview. I will posting up link when I have them so stay tuned. Thom.x

 

Foals Drum Technician

I am very pleased to announce that I will be drum teching for Foals this year on their forthcoming ‘Holy Fire’ album campaign. Promo for the release starts tomorrow in Berlin, and around Europe until the UK / European leg of the tour begins on February 28th until the end of March. I may even be playing a spot of percussion, triangles and tambourines at the ready!

Here is their brand new video ‘My Number’ TUNE!

Holy Vessels “Last Orders At The Marshall Arms” Album Stream

Over a year has passed since recording the first Holy Vessels album ‘Last Orders At The Marshall Arms’. All recorded on a farm in Oxfordshire where we moved in, lived in a caravan and brought our own studio and producer and spent 2 weeks grafting out the record.
We finally released the album through our own label Hello Babe! Records in November of 2012 to some sparkling reviews, great live shows, national radio play and a building of our fan base.
The album is now available to listen to in full, via soundcloud just click on the player below, if you enjoy the record please support us by buying a copy via iTunes:
itunes.apple.com/gb/album/last-or…arms/id576430800
This will help us be able to fund and make a second LP, as we have no financial backing from labels or management, its all done for the love of the music and all funded from our own pockets.

Top 10 Albums of 2011

1. Connan Mockasin – Forever Dolphin Love

2. Girls – Father, Son, Holy Ghost

3. Peaking Lights – 936

4. Metronomy – The English Riveria

5. Miles Kane – Colour of the Trap

6. Radiohead – The King of Limbs

7. Mogwai – Hardcore Will Never Die, But You Will

8. Mechanical Bride – Living With Ants.

9. Wild Palms – Until Spring

10. Unknown Mortal Orchestra – Unknown Mortal Orchestra