A biography by Patrik Andersson
Thomas G is one of the most notable modern musicians reviving the old soul funk rhythms from the 80s. He is together with Eddie Craig (the king in my mind) Confection, SKALP and a few others the most interesting creators of the "right" groove. Many of them are remarkably inspired by especially two, hugely important names back then, Leon F. Sylvers III and Kashif, and so is Thomas G.
Born in France drums became his major instrument early on and he participated in several music projects. One of which he played with for many years until they split up in 2001 tried desperately to get a record deal, but failed. Thomas G didn't let that stop him from trying to reach stardom. He decided to take care of the entire process himself, writing, composing, arranging and producing. He then throw in some (gospel) singers to broaden that part and finally in 2005 he was able to release his debut album on his own label.
The strong debut "Dance on the groove" must my considered as one of the most interesting and engaging soul funk retro albums in recent years. With distinct inspiration from Leon F. Sylvers III and Kashif Thomas G delivers slick and polished soul and funk with slap bass guitars and lovely synth grooves aimed for the dancefloor. The album could easily have competed with almost any album in the early to mid 80s, that's how good it is. A French speaking friend told that the lyrics are a bit cheesy, and that might be so, but the big thing is Thomas G:s music, and there you can't find much flaws.
Patrik Andersson, October 2008
Discograpy of Thomas G
Music by Thomas G can be purchased at: www.boogie-times.fr
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