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. Winter 2012 saw the release of his debut album, 10 infectious folk-pop songs filled with gorgeous musical and lyrical honesty.
What others are saying:
"The album combines upbeat bluesy sensibilities with a man willing to shed his skin for the world to see… Lyons’ sincerity is never in question, nor are his abilities as a musician"
Craig Bidiman - Portland Pick
"His bluesy and lovable vocal’s go perfectly with his catchy and at times heart-wrenching lyrics."
Leah S. Pritchett - Outloud Magazine
"Thom Lyons brought lyrics and melody back to a scene where relying on rhyming "love" with "dove" had become too easy. He gave London a shot in the arm, then left us for America. We want him back!"
Emma Wilson - River Gibbs FM [+]