Thomas Mars

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Thomas Mars
Thomas Mars 2014.jpg
Mars in 2014
Background information
Birth name Thomas Pablo Croquet
Also known as Gordon Tracks
Born (1976-11-21) 21 November 1976 (age 40)
Versailles, France
Genres Alternative rock
Instruments
  • Vocals
  • keyboards
  • guitars
  • drums
Years active 1999–present
Labels

Thomas Pablo Croquet (born 21 November 1976), known as Thomas Mars, is a French musician and the lead singer of the French alternative rock band Phoenix.

History[edit]

Mars was born in Versailles, France in 1976. In the early 1990s, Mars and his schoolfriends Chris Mazzalai and Deck d'Arcy formed the band Phoenix. Mazzalai's older brother, Laurent Brancowitz, also joined the band after the break-up of Darlin'. The band has released six albums and won a Grammy Award in 2009.[1]

Personal life[edit]

In 2011, Mars married Sofia Coppola at Palazzo Margherita (Bernalda). They have two daughters together, Romy and Cosima.[2] The German literary critic Hellmuth Karasek was his uncle.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lamont, Tom. "Thomas Mars: soundtrack of my life". The Guardian. London. Retrieved 26 August 2013. 
  2. ^ Hammel, Sara. "Sofia Coppola, Thomas Mars Wed in Italy". People. Retrieved 26 August 2013.