Accordion Lessons

Accordion Lessons

Recording in Marrickville

Recording in Marrickville

Illawarra Folk Festival

Illawarra Folk Festival

National Folk Festival 2013

National Folk Festival 2013

Honk Festival 2016

Honk Festival 2016

National Folk Festival 2015

National Folk Festival 2015

Thomas is an experienced multi-instrumentalist who has been studying and pursuing music since 2005. In that time has studied composition at The University of Western Sydney (now WSU) and has taken to the stage around Australia, Europe, New Zealand and The United States.

 

In 2012 his musical adventure began with gypsy-jazz group 'The Squeezebox Trio', and within a few years were regular favourites at countless folk music festivals around Australia. On top of this they recording 2 EPs and one full length album that was supported with a New Zealand tour.

 

In 2014 Thomas joined the ranks of US balkan/swing group 'The Underscore Orkestra' for two full length tours of Australia, Ireland, France, Spain, Belgium, Germany and Bulgaria; and again in 2016. Over the course of these tours was lucky enough to further study balkan accordion at the Royale Académie Internationale d'été de Wallonie as well as learn from Romanian legends 'Taraf de Haidouks'.

 

Thomas has also been involved in a broad variety of film and stage productions. In 2015, along with 'The Squeezebox Trio', collaborated with actor/comedian Josipa Draisma on an original show 'LJUBIČICA - WILD VIOLET' for which won the 2015 Fringe Festival Award for Best Music.

In 2012 composed an original score for independent film 'Minotaur' and several other short films. The same year collaborated with The Pymble Players on an original childrens production called 'Scruffy Ruffkin's Christmas Tale'.

 

Since 2010, Thomas has been teaching piano, guitar and accordion to students of all ages eager to learn, both independently and through schools. Some of which include Hills Shire Music Schools, Castle Hill Music and Jaksa School of Dance. On top of this has been lucky to be a volunteer for the Nordoff Robbin's Music Therapy Centre through 2013-2014.

 

Currently, Thomas is building up several exciting new projects in Bristol since November 2016. The first of which is KEZVA, an exciting fusion of Balkan, Greek, Turkish music with jazz and fusion!

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