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Rod Thomas grew up in a small town in Wales. That he can now count Elton John, Alan Cumming, and the lads of Scissor Sisters as friends is quite remarkable. Thomas is an only child and while he spent his childhood locked away in his room discovering instruments, a career on stage didn't seem possible. Instead he pursued a career in PR and made his music on the side, playing shows when he could. Throughout the years, those shows have grown much, much
Thomas recently visited us at Baeble bringing three songs from his latest album, Choreography
. It's a bright and bold explosion of 80s-inspired dance music. "For Choreography I wanted it to be like a big, pop kind of celebration," Thomas told us. "So I wanted to get some of my best musician friends on the record. And it just so happens that some of them are super famous." Hence why all the aformentioned artists appear on his record.
In session though, Choreography
is a hard sound to replicate. So Thomas took things in a completely different direction, showcasing his oh so impressive vox over some beautiful piano. It's a stunning presentation of three songs from the album. In between cuts we talked to Thomas about his background, his unlikely success, and what it all means to him. "Being able to play music for a living is just wild because I never thought I'd be able to do that. I never thought I'd be able to sustain that," Thomas admitted. "So each day is a reminder that 'oh, if everything goes tits up' I've done something right." Indeed he has.