Tom Rosenthal (musician)

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Tom Rosenthal
Born (1986-08-26) 26 August 1986 (age 32)
OriginLondon, England
GenresIndie pop, indie folk
InstrumentsVocals, piano, ukulele
Years active2010–present
Websitetomrosenthal.co.uk

Tom Rosenthal is an English singer-songwriter and composer. His music has been described as "short, expertly crafted pop songs".[1]

The music videos for "A Thousand Years", "As Luck Would Have It", "I Like it When You're Gone", "Lead Me To You", and "Fenn" are Vimeo Staff Picks.[2][3][4][5][6] The video for "Watermelon" was listed in the Top 30 music videos of 2014 by The Huffington Post.[7] Josie Long features in the video for "Lights are on But Nobody's Home".[8] His music videos have received over 40 million views at YouTube,[9] and his tracks have been played over 100 million times on Spotify.[10] He has many songs written about people and controversial events e.g. I'm Yohan Blake (about Yohan Blake and his athletics career against Usain Bolt), [11] Hey Luis Don't Bite Me (about Luis Suarez's biting incident)[12] , Melania (about First Lady Melania Trump)[13] and as well as a Christmas song, alongside The Michalaks, for Amazon founder Jeff Bezos: Dear Mr Amazon Lady [14]

Tom's tracks "Forgets Slowly", "Lights on But Nobody's Home", and "Take Care" featured in the Skins episode "Alo".[15][16] "Go Solo" was featured on the soundtrack of the German film Head Full of Honey (2014), the documentary Kid Poker (2015), the NFL documentary Hard Knocks and the film trailer for Felix and Meira.[17] "Go Solo" and "I Want You in My Dreams" were featured in the award-winning feature film Where We're Meant to Be.[18] "It's OK" features on the film trailers for Comet (2014),[19] Anesthesia (2014).[20] and L'odysée (2016)[21] From 2016 through to 2018, his songs' It's OK and Woes have been used on Neighbours. [22][23][24]

Tom has also written a number of soundtracks for short films and advertisements.[25]

Tom produced a series of ten vlogs that started on 10 March 2016,[26] and finished on 19 April 2016.[27] The vlogs feature a mix of live performances and his family and friends. The final vlog included an interview with the comedian and actor Tom Rosenthal. He started a second series of vlogs on 13 August 2017[28] which ended on 29 December 2017.[29]

Tom played his first concert at St Pancras Old Church on Wednesday 13 March 2019.

Personal life[edit]

Rosenthal studied Anthropology at Durham University. He currently lives with sign painter Bella Pace[30][31] and their two daughters Bess (Bolu) and Fenn in London.

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Title Album details
Keep a Private Room Behind the Shop
  • Released: 10 October 2011
  • Label: Tinpot Records
  • Formats: CD, digital download
Who's That in The Fog?
  • Released: 25 October 2013
  • Label: Tinpot Records
  • Formats: CD, digital download, 12" vinyl
Bolu
  • Released: 10 April 2015
  • Label: Tinpot Records
  • Formats: CD, digital download, 12" vinyl
Fenn
  • Released: 26 May 2017
  • Label: Tinpot Records
  • Formats: CD, digital download
Z-Sides
  • Released: 26 October 2018
  • Label: Tinpot Records
  • Formats: CD, digital download

Extended plays[edit]

Title Detroit
The Pleasant Trees
  • Released: 14 March 2014
  • Label: Tinpot Records
  • Format: Digital download
The Pleasant Trees, Vol. 2
  • Released: 25 December 2015
  • Label: Tinpot Records
  • Format: Digital download
The Pleasant Trees, Vol. 3
  • Released: 13 May 2016
  • Label: Tinpot Records
  • Format: Digital download
Don't Die Curious
  • Released: 30 March 2018
  • Label: Tinpot Records
  • Format: Digital download

Compilation albums[edit]

Title Album details
B-Sides
  • Released: 29 April 2013
  • Label: Tinpot Records
  • Format: Digital download
The Pleasant Trees (Volumes 1, 2 & 3)
  • Released: 13 May 2016
  • Label: Tinpot Records
  • Format: CD, digital download, 12" vinyl

Non-album singles[edit]

Year Title
2011 "Superfresh"
2012 "Christmas Quiet"
2014 "Hey Luis Don't Bite Me"
2017 "Melania"

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Tom Rosenthal – Keep A Private Room Behind The Shop". musicOMH.
  2. ^ Tom Rosenthal - 'A Thousand Years' (Official Music Video). Vimeo.
  3. ^ Tom Rosenthal - "As Luck Would Have It" - Official music video. Vimeo.
  4. ^ I Like It When You're Gone. Vimeo.
  5. ^ Lead Me To You. Vimeo.
  6. ^ Fenn. Vimeo.
  7. ^ "The 30 Best Music Videos Of 2014". The Huffington Post. 11 December 2014.
  8. ^ Tom Rosenthal - Lights are on but Nobody's Home. 15 November 2011 – via YouTube.
  9. ^ Tom Rosenthal – via YouTube.
  10. ^ Tom Rosenthal – via Spotify.
  11. ^ Tom Rosenthal – I'm Yohan Blake, retrieved 16 December 2018
  12. ^ Tom Rosenthal – Hey Luis Don't Bite Me, retrieved 16 December 2018
  13. ^ Tom Rosenthal – Melania, retrieved 16 December 2018
  14. ^ "AZ Lyrics.az | The Michalaks - Dear Mr Amazon Lady lyrics". m.lyrics.az. Retrieved 16 December 2018.
  15. ^ "tom-rosenthal". sabotagetimes.com. Retrieved 10 March 2016.
  16. ^ "Skins Season 6 Episode 7: Alo Skins Music : what tracks were played on Frankie's Episode".
  17. ^ FÉLIX ET MEIRA Trailer - Canada's Top Ten Film Festival 2014. 4 December 2014 – via YouTube.
  18. ^ Where We're Meant to Be (2016), retrieved 20 August 2017
  19. ^ Comet Official Trailer #1 (2014) - Justin Long, Emmy Rossum Romance Movie HD. 27 October 2014 – via YouTube.
  20. ^ Anesthesia Official Trailer 1 (2016) - Kristen Stewart, Sam Waterston Movie HD. 10 December 2015 – via YouTube.
  21. ^ "L'odysée" (in French). Allociné. 23 August 2016. Retrieved 12 April 2019.
  22. ^ "Neighbours Episode 7498 from 2016 - NeighboursEpisodes.com". www.neighboursepisodes.com. Retrieved 16 December 2018.
  23. ^ "Neighbours Episode 7625 from 2017 - NeighboursEpisodes.com". www.neighboursepisodes.com. Retrieved 16 December 2018.
  24. ^ "Neighbours Episode 7831 from 2018 - NeighboursEpisodes.com". www.neighboursepisodes.com. Retrieved 16 December 2018.
  25. ^ "Tom Rosenthal - Soundtracks". tomrosenthal.co.uk. Retrieved 10 March 2016.
  26. ^ VIDEO ONE : About The Weather. 10 March 2016 – via YouTube.
  27. ^ VIDEO TEN - Take Your Guess (The End). 19 April 2016 – via YouTube.
  28. ^ 11. Throw The Fear (THE VLOGS ARE BACK!!). 13 August 2017 – via YouTube.
  29. ^ 20. I GOT MYSELF A FINISH. 29 December 2017 – via YouTube.
  30. ^ "VIDEO NINE : Don't Wait". Retrieved 15 October 2016.
  31. ^ "Bella Pace - Signwriter". Retrieved 15 October 2016.