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Tom Thum: Armed with just a microphone, Thum pushes the limitations of the human voice to produce remarkable soundtracks of extremely hard beats and phenomenal sounds, with scratched vinyl, the Michael Jackson again-catalogue, the didgeridoo and an total fifties jazz band amongst his vocal repertoire.
You can abide by Tom on Fb (TomThummer) and Twitter (@tomthummer)
Quoting from ABC’s Triple J Unearthed site:
“TOM THUM, THE Flexible VOICEBOX ‘Tom Thum seems to have swallowed an entire orchestra and a number of backing singers’ The Guardian (United kingdom)
‘There are not enough superlatives to explain the question of this beatboxing virtuoso – I am however attempting to determine out how he received individuals sounds out of his mouth’ The Every day Telegraph (United kingdom)
‘The mic master looks to have an orchestra residing in his throat: trumpet blasts, guitar strums and samples from classic music together with Michael Jackson’s “Billie Jean” simply spout from his mouth’ Time Out, NY
These are apt prices to explain the general performance of one of Australia’s most prominent and highly regarded beatboxers and serial pests. Only in his mid-twenties Tom Thum has realized and knowledgeable more than most artists could hope to obtain in a life time. From successful the team battles (along with Joel Turner) in the Environment Beatbox Championships in 2005, to fulfilling each artists dream and performing on Broadway in New York with the Tom Tom Crew, Tom has witnessed his reasonable share of accolades and nicely and certainly compensated his dues. Elevated by the tiny but accommodating Brisbane hip hop scene, Tom commenced out as a graffiti writer and a Bboy but gradually rose to recognition by means of his capacity to develop unhuman sounds and his all-natural knack for accomplishing and weaselling his way on stage…
Although the phase would seem the ideal habitat for Tom he is also no stranger to community and has been helping the scene boost via conducting a myriad of workshops in several spots that ordinarily wouldn’t have entry to these kinds of awareness and talent. Tom has travelled from the really major of Australia educating in the Indigenous communities of Mornington and Thursday Islands all the way to the incredibly bottom with a collection of workshops in Tasmania and Adelaide.
He has also spent sizeable time teaching on Palm Island and in Charleville and lots of other places that would normally be Starved for instruction about appropriate hip hop and the constructive concept that music preaches.
As Tom’s practical experience within just the songs industry expands, he plans to force the boundaries of the human voice as significantly as inhumanly doable. Enrolling the assistance of several loop stations, Tom has been conducting DJ sets utilizing only his voice and very little else, propelling crowds across the place into a frenzy of jaw-dropping disbelief, as he re-makes and remixes basic joints and jams from all eras and genres. At current Tom is functioning on an album ranging across a lot of various generes and capabilities and hopes to have it completed by early 2012. You may well see him on a stage at a pageant looping up a storm or supporting everyone from the Hilltop Hoods to Blue King Brown, or you could capture him aggravating the hell out of commuters on community transportation. Either way, you will observe him shortly enough. Keep an ear out for Tom Thum.”
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