Hailing from Vienna, Austria, Thomas King was born to be a performer. He took up the drums at age four, soon after expanding to piano. He first took to the professional stage as a child actor, starring in many stage plays and on television. At 16, Thomas King discovered his voice and subsequently joined a cover band, where he adopted the vivacious stage presence he brings to every live performance. Constrained by the lack of options in his native Austria, he decided to take the plunge and relocate to the land of limitless opportunities: Los Angeles.
Thomas King found his fabulous band, Ramon Blanco (Guitar), Gui Bodi (Bass), Andres Torres (Drums), and Daniel Elias (Keys), and started performing at clubs on the Sunset Strip, in Hollywood and in Beverly Hills. In order to further hone his vocal chops, he called upon noted voice coach Ron Anderson, who has previously worked with such luminaries as Lenny Kravitz, Usher, and Alicia Keys.
Thomas King recorded his first EP, High on Life, with producer Justin Jagoda in 2010 and was named one of the “Hot 100 Unsigned Artists” by Music Connection magazine. He just finished his second EP, Last Night Living, with Grammy-nominated, Juno Award-winning producer Brandon Friesen (Sum 41, Nickelback), and engineer Bryan Carlstrom (Billy Idol, Alice in Chains, The Offspring) in Los Angeles. In April of 2012, Thomas King returned from the Epic Proportions Tour, which covered California, Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado, Texas, and Nevada, including an appearance at the SXSW music festival in Austin, Texas. He recently was awarded the “Upcoming Foreign Artist Award” at the Malibu Music Awards 2012.
Some of Thomas King’s role models who are known for their enigmatic stage presence are Michael Jackson and Prince (mixed in with the theatrics of David Bowie). However, when it comes to songwriting and vocal styling, he draws influence from Robbie Williams, Billy Idol, and The Killers.