Born in the southwest of England, Thom Parsons is an actor, voice over artist and songwriter based in London. Most recently Thom appeared alongside Sting in THE LAST SHIP performed in Toronto and the US. Previous to that he played the role of Michael in David Bowies final work LAZARUS at the Kings Cross Theatre in the heart Londons West End.
Alongside his acting career, Thom and his band have been performing in and around London, cleaning and polishing an exciting live performance.
Working with Drummer /Producer Niall Woods [Mute Records, EMI, Sony, Polly Scattergood, Gabby Young and Other Animals, Codes, Koukie Inner City Pirates, BBC, etc] Parsons’ is penning songs that have grown from demos written at home to full production numbers ready for an album release.
The pair started working together when they met working on “Once the Musical” [1 Grammy Award, 8 Tony Awards] in Dublin. Parsons approached Woods hoping to record some ideas at his Porchlight Studios Dublin and it quickly became apparent that both Parsons and Woods shared musical tastes and the recording of initial ideas soon turned into recording Parsons’ first release, Infamy.
The Infamy EP was recorded in part at various studios. Strings on “Kings, Saints and Scoundrels” Bakehouse Studios in Melbourne, Drums and Electric Guitar in Porchlight Studios Dublin, and acoustic instruments and vocals for “Only You” on location with Woods’ portable studio while the pair were working with Once The Musical in Seoul, Korea.
Parsons’ sound has been described as a melting pot of Buckley, Muse, Incubus and Radiohead with big drums, big guitars and evocative vocals being the back bone of all of his work. Parsons’ is keen to write POP hooks but at the same time, through a strong lyrical narrative, build the listeners emotional connection to his music.