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Tom Thum: Equipped with just a microphone, Thum presses the limits of the human voice to develop extraordinary soundtracks of impossible beats and also extraordinary audios, with scraped plastic, the Michael Jackson back-catalogue, the didgeridoo and a whole fifties big band among his singing collection.

You could follow Tom on FaceBook (TomThummer) as well as Twitter (@tomthummer).

Quoting from ABC's Three-way J Discovered internet site:.

" TOM THUM, THE FLEXIBLE VOICEBOX 'Tom Thum appears to have actually ingested a whole orchestra as well as several support vocalists' The Guardian (UK).

' There are insufficient superlatives to explain the marvel of this beatboxing virtuoso – I am still trying to figure out just how he got those sounds out of his mouth' The Daily Telegraph (UK).
' The mic master appears to have an orchestra living in his throat: herald blasts, guitar strums and also samples from classic tunes including Michael Jackson's "Billie Jean" easily spout from his mouth' Time Out, NY.

These are apt quotes to describe the performance of among Australia's most prominent and revered beatboxers and also serial bugs. Only in his mid-twenties Tom Thum has accomplished as well as experienced greater than the majority of musicians might hope to accomplish in a life time. From winning the team battles (alongside Joel Turner) worldwide Beatbox Championships in 2005, to fulfilling every artists desire as well as executing on Broadway in New York with the Tom Crew, Tom has seen his fair share of awards and also well as well as really paid his fees. Increased by the tiny however suiting Brisbane hip hop scene, Tom started out as a graffiti writer and a Bboy yet gradually increased to recognition via his capability to create unhuman sounds and his all-natural propensity for executing as well as weaselling his way on stage …

Although the phase seems the optimal environment for Tom he is additionally familiar with community and has been helping the scene boost through carrying out a myriad of workshops in numerous areas that normally wouldn't have access to such expertise and ability. Tom has travelled from the really top of Australia mentor in the Native areas of Mornington and also Thursday Islands right to the very lower with a series of workshops in Tasmania and Adelaide.

He has actually also spent considerable time mentor on Palm Island and in Charleville as well as many various other areas that would certainly otherwise be Starved for education about proper hip jump as well as the positive message that music teaches.

As Tom's encounter within the music market broadens, he intends to press the limitations of the human voice as far as inhumanly feasible. Registering the help of numerous loophole terminals, Tom has actually been carrying out DJ sets making use of only his voice and also absolutely nothing else, thrusting groups throughout the country right into a frenzy of jaw-dropping shock, as he re-creates and remixes timeless joints as well as jams from all periods and also styles. At present Tom is working with a cd varying throughout various generes and also features and also wishes to have it completed by early 2012. You could see him on a phase at a festival looping up a tornado or sustaining anyone from the Hill Hoods to Blue King Brown, or you might catch him frustrating the heck from travelers on public transport. Either way, you will certainly notice him soon sufficient. Maintain an ear out for Tom Thum.".

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