1 –When did you first get into music? What or who Inspired you?
I think I first got into music, when I was a baby, because I can’t remember any time,
when I wasn’t thinking about music and wanting to do it. I had a sixth sense that felt
like a craving for playing the piano and also composing. My idea was to compose
straight away and that’s what I did. I can’t say who inspired me, it just happened.
2 – Who did you grow up listening to, and does that impact on what you create now?
Funny enough, I grew up listening to pop music and nothing else, until I got my piano
and started composing classical pieces. My parents and the rest of my family are only
into pop music. I had no introduction to classical music, but classical music poured
out of me and just kept coming. The pop music I listened to, probably does influence me,
because I sit and play lots of golden oldies, such as The way we were, by Barbera Streisand
or unforgettable, by Nat King Cole. I also play the latest pop songs and enjoy that side of my music too. In fact I’ve been playing pop music in Hotels, from the age of 8 .
3 – How long have you been playing/writing?
I’ve been playing/writing for the past 7 years.
4 – How often do you play live (include details and links for any upcoming gigs)?
I play live about twice a month now. My next live performance will be at the Woking
Festival next month, but I don’t have a date yet.
5 – What has been your favourite moment in music?
My favourite moment in music, was when I performed live at Castle Howard, to an
audience of around 10,000 people. I want to aim even bigger.
6 – Where is the best place to find you online?
The best place to find me on line is to go to my website. www.shanethomas.co.uk