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Aaron Thomas is a Tasmanian born; Sydney bred songwriter who spent the last 10 years in Madrid, Spain where he released 3 albums (Follow the Elephants, Made of Wood and The Blues and Greens) as well as an EP and film soundtrack before relocating to Adelaide, South Australia. His second album was recorded in Iceland and produced by Valgeir Sigurddson (Bjork, Bonnie Prince Billy, Sam Amidon, Coco Rosie, Feist..) Aaron has performed at international music festivals such as SXSW (Austin), CMJ (New York), Popkomm (Berlin) and Londons Concrete and Glass as well as appearing recently at WOMAdelaide. He and the band recently recorded the EP (Always a Full Moon) at Mixmasters studio in South Australia.

Musical influences include artists such as Bonnie Prince Billy, Father John Misty, Elvis Perkins, Elliot Smith, Angel Olson and Sam Amidon and his songs are a mix of old style folk/country with dark, alternative bends and with melodies that wrap their knuckles around love, loss and despair

Tempestuous, lush arrangements that evoke the classic songwriting and deeply romantic sentiment of Leonard Cohen, Townes Van Zandt, Chris Isaak or Ryan Adams, with a distinctly Spanish flavour. Intelligent, impassioned lyrics and beautiful production. A dusty tragic-romantic vibe that will appeal to fans of Calexico, Cohen, Van Zandt and even Isaak. These six songs have enough depth and emotional range to stand as an album, not just an EP. Thomas is an increasingly confident and mature songwriter and these six songs are testament to that.
— Ben Salter
There aren’t a lot of people on this planet that have a vocal range and style that spans Elvis Presley’s deep baritone right up to Jeff Buckley’s birdlike soprano. Aaron Thomas is one of those. Couple that with top shelf songwriting and an excellent backing band and you have one of Australia’s most underrated singer songwriters.
— Bernard Fanning