Thomas Piper is an accomplished Future Folk singer / songwriter, dynamic sound sculptor and phenomenal visual artist, encompassing an array of multimedia processes to highlight his musical artistry to uplift and inspire humanity. Residing in Brooklyn, NY raised in Uniondale, Long Island, of Trinidadian decent. Fall of 2022, Thomas Piper is embarking on a new album that is reminiscent of the late sixties, early seventies singer, songwriter Laurel Canyon movement and west-coast storytellers. Drawing inspiration from the early soft rock movement, he meticulously blends woodsy tones with lo-fi, crafting his signature futuristic lo-fi folk sound.
An updated modern version of future folk, Thomas pens exquisite messages through soulful lyrics layered with acoustic sounding digital instruments. With virtuoso skill using his Ableton Push controller he composed his upcoming album by himself using analog synthesizers, Ableton, and his warm vocals and riveting guitar riffs. Lyrically, he crafted songs reflecting on living in the post pandemic era: digital chaos and dystopia that we live in now, adding personal struggles he’s gone through during these times. His next album is set to be released early 2023.
A multi-genre and multi-instrumental artist, Thomas’ past work Permission To Live is an uplifting masterpiece that offers his fans an eclectic mix of modern melodies -a personal call to action.
Thomas Piper has opened for international band Hypnotic Brass Ensemble, featured with songstress Amel Larrieux’s, legendary producer Hank Shocklee, showcased at Mondo ‘22 Festival, Soul In the Horn’s global party with Queen of Digging DJ Natasha Diggs showcased with maestro DJ Spinna, DJ Sunny Cheeba – Uptown Vinyl Supreme. Sensational DJ Quinnette – Soul Purpose at Nublu NY, So Far Sounds California, Time Out NY Market, and Eaton Hotel Radio DC. Outstanding music magazine and blog interviews include ABLETON artist documentary, Earmilk magazine, and Soul Tracks. In addition, he’s the resident musician & videographer for In Plain Sight, awarded the Ace Hotel New York Artist in Residency where he created, filmed and performed his original music documentary entitled De-Gentrify.
The People’s Republic Of Sound, his musical and visual production company, Thomas Piper hosts Beat Design his YouTube channel and performs a live beat-making and singing sessions, on his YouTube channel. His company has filmed music videos for Motema Records artists Gregory Porter & Joey Alexander, as well as directed videos for Georgia Ann Muldrow and others. Honored to sing, write and direct Let’s Move Your Body, a jumping jack song for Sesame Street’s YouTube channel – Sesame Studios. In July, 2019 Earl Mosley Diversity Of Dance Choreographed And Original Work “Better Days” To His Song God’s Light- SunLight.