About

“When you want to stop recording, just press this button, okay?” 

A tiny voice states firmly back to her mother:

“I know how to do it!”

The cassette we're hearing played back –labeled “Gwen’s tape, age 4”– marks the start of G.T. Thomas’ long-standing practice of self-assuredly laying down all her biggest ideas on recorded format. 

This is significant. 

Because it’s true, G.T. Thomas is a songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and singer who’s certainly at ease in front of live audiences (as evidenced by her performances from to NYC, to Seattle, to Amsterdam, and beyond)...

And yes, for years she has gladly filled these shoes, as well as various session musician roles, in collaborations with artists on their projects (for example with Fleet Foxes, Benny Sings, The Metropole Orchestra, and so many others)...

But ever since she first developed her own recording studio during her Bachelor’s study in composition (early 2000s), it’s from within that space that her own artistic vision gets to take the wheel.

And that’s where it becomes evident that there really is something G.T. Thomas knows how to do that only G.T. Thomas knows how to do, and must do. The layers-upon-layers of sunshine-pop influenced vocals (inspired by her studies with her mentor Chris Dedrick, of The Free Design), underscored by inventive arrangements including elements like vibraphone, percussion, synthesizers, and drum sequences...

G.T. Thomas knows how to do it.

SUBTLETY AND POWER ... CHECK IT OUT!”

— Van Dyke Parks (Composer, Arranger)

NEWEST

9 new tracks

In November, 2018, G.T. Thomas crossed everything off her agenda and challenged herself instead to spend every waking hour writing and recording a new song from scratch every few days for the entire month. She posted the results in real-time on Instagram.

It's been 7 years since the release of her debut album, and 4 years since her most recent single. In that time, she has played many shows and collaborated with dozens of artists. But the lack of new recordings started to feel like a bit of a black hole, and this didn't reflect the vivid fluorescence she feels inside.

She named the challenge "NOVAVEMBER" so the project might inspire her to become like a nova : 

To shine with a sudden increase in brightness, all month long.

Setting out to have 9 new songs by the end, she achieved her goal.

TheSE NEW RECORDINGS solidifY G.T. Thomas' identity as a LOUNGE POP artist.

"I hope the 3 previews I shared here get you excited about the album I'll be releasing in 2019, consisting of all the songs that sprang forth out of Novavember! Sign up for emails from me to get updates about this, including some free downloads I'll make available soon to subscribers."
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LIVE

G.T. Thomas has presented her songs as a singing bassist for audiences from Amsterdam, to Seattle, to NYC as a solo artist for years.

A new incarnation of her live act takes shape with the addition of Julien Moussiegt on vibraphone and Jeroen de Rijk on Latin percussion. As a trio, they translate the heart of her "weird little songs" with something of a cocktail-hour kick in the brains.

Stay tuned – in 2019, a full band setting may start bringing songs from the forthcoming album to life in their full spectrum of lounge pop fluorescence and grace.

The G.T. Thomas Trio is located in The Netherlands, and happy to travel.

Upon special request, Thomas is available to play her "weird little songs" SOLO, for especially intimate settings. Please don't hesitate to reach out if this is something you are specifically looking for. The full band is not yet available for bookings.

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G.T. Thomas – Trio  

With Julien Moussiegt (vibraphone) and Jeroen de Rijk (Latin percussion).

G.T. Thomas – Duo 

With Julien Moussiegt (vibraphone) and featuring guest soloist Hermine Deurloo (harmonica).

G.T. Thomas – Solo 

6 songs recorded during on-air performance on "Songwriters Guild Live" in Amsterdam, May 2018.

BACK CATALOGUE

In 2014, G.T. Thomas released the single "Theater of Mirrors," which was produced by Grammy-winner Michael Leonhart (Steely Dan), in 3 magical, whirlwind days in New York City.

Artwork: Kellie Strøm

Artwork: Kellie Strøm

From 2004 - 2010, Thomas performed under the name "The Luckless Pedestrian."  

The (mostly orchestral pop/ indie pop) materials from that period, were released on Smoking Ant Records in 2011, under her freshly adopted “G.T. Thomas” artist name.  

4 of the 12 tracks of the album "The Luckless Pedestrian Years 2004 - 2010" can be heard (and purchased) here, as well as the physical CD containing all 12 songs.

The album received airplay by DJ Danny Baker on London's BBC Radio 1, as well as in the US and the Netherlands and warm reviews (see below).

PRAISE

STUNNINGLY ARRANGED ORCHESTRAL POP SONGS WHEREIN THERE'S MORE TO BE DISCOVERED UPON EVERY LISTEN.”

— Eric Scipio (Heaven Magazine)

A MELODIC ARCHITECT; EACH RECORDING A SCENIC TOWN YOU WANT TO REVISIT.”

— Ken Maiuri (The Hampshire Daily Gazette/ WMUA radio DJ)

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