While being called Norway’s leading alt-country act probably appears like a dubious variation at best, St. Thomas hasn’t only won a big pursuing in his indigenous property (where his scruffy but impassioned stories of like and heartbreak possess landed in the very best Ten from the pop graphs), but switched the mind of critics in European countries, the uk, and America, where he’s been hailed as a fresh and distinctive tone of voice exploring the options of root base music. St. Thomas was created Thomas Hansen in Oslo, Norway, in 1976. Thomas is at his early 20s when he created a pastime in music and started immersing himself in the task of Elliott Smith and can Oldham. Wanting to make music of his very own, he bought a electric guitar and a four-track cassette deck and began writing music. In 1998, Thomas transferred to Bergen, Norway, to wait school, even though a student produced his initial music group, Emily Lang. Emily Lang documented a demonstration tape which gained them the right press, as well as the handful of concert events they played gained the group a little but loyal pursuing. But Thomas made a decision he wanted a far more versatile outlet because of this music when compared to a regular five-piece group, and disbanded Emily Lang in 2000. Quickly prior to the group’s break up, Thomas acquired relocated to Kristianland, Norway, and there he started writing and documenting demos in the home for brand-new material. Acquiring the name St. Thomas from a friend’s facetious salutation within a notice, Thomas released a 7″ vinyl fabric one and an album-length CD-R of his songs, which received spotty distribution. Thomas’ fortunes improved when a worker of a fresh Norwegian label, Race Junior, noticed him performing on the radio broadcast and persuaded the label release a Thomas’ next record. Recorded mainly in Thomas’ bedroom, using the vocalist handling almost everything himself, Strange Strolls became the first genuine St. Thomas recording, and it became a surprisingly solid vendor in Norway. Thomas quickly began acquiring his act on the highway, but instead than assemble another formal music group, he worked rather with a revolving circle of music artists who shifted from gig to gig, with a range from two to ten players more likely to show up on-stage. Thomas billed his casual band of accompanists St. Thomas & the Magic Golf club, and many Magic Golf club alumni became a member of him in the studio room in Apr 2000 to record an EP known as The Cornerman. Thomas was still keeping down his day time job like a notice carrier when The Cornerman premiered, however when it debuted at quantity eight within the Norwegian graphs, Thomas quit to pursue music full-time; and lay out for his 1st tour of European countries, where he was fulfilled with rave evaluations in France, Germany, and the uk. After coming back from European countries, Thomas and users from the Magic Golf club circle began focus on his second full-length record, I’m Coming House. In Norway, I’m Arriving Home a lot more than doubled the product sales from the Cornerman, and it not merely marketed well, but became his initial documenting to become released in america. Following even more touring in Scandinavia and European countries, Thomas made programs to tour america for the very first time in nov 2002, accompanied by documenting periods for his third record, which are planned to be kept in Nashville, TN, with Tag Nevers from Lambchop (who toured European countries with Thomas) making.