Tom Rosenthal (musician)

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Tom Rosenthal
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Background information
Born (1986-08-26) 26 August 1986 (age 35)
OriginLondon, England
GenresIndie pop, indie folk
InstrumentsVocals, piano, ukulele
Years active2010–present
Websitetomrosenthal.co.uk

Tom Rosenthal (born 26 August 1986) is an English singer-songwriter and composer. His music has been described as "short, expertly crafted pop songs".[1]

Music[edit]

Rosenthal has released 6 albums to date, all of them self-released on his own label Tinpot Records.[2] Keep a Private Room Behind the Shop was released in 2011, and the latest is Denis Was A Bird in 2021, written about his father's death. His songs have had over 350 million streams on Spotify.[3]

Rosenthal's makes videos for his songs that he posts on YouTube and Vimeo. His video for "Watermelon" was noted in the Top 30 music videos of 2014 by The Huffington Post as, "Best use of a grown man in a watermelon suit. (*Close call though.)"[4]

Rosenthal's music has been used on television soundtracks. "Forgets Slowly", "Lights on But Nobody's Home", and "Take Care" featured in the Skins episode "Alo".[5][6] "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, the film trailer for Felix and Meira, and the Netflix documentary The Least Expected Day: Inside the Movistar Team 2019.[7] "It's OK" features on the film trailers for Comet (2014),[8] Anesthesia (2014).[9] and L'odyssée (2016)[10] From 2016 through to 2018 his songs It's OK and Woes have been used on Neighbours.[11][12][13]

Rosenthal's song "Go Solo" featured in a TV commercial for the Renault Zoe E-TRON in 2021.[14]

Rosenthal played his first concert at St Pancras Old Church on Wednesday 13 March 2019, followed by a tour around Europe and a gig at Union Chapel, with over 40 concerts in 2019.[15]

Rosenthal recorded a cover version of the single "Home" in 2015, followed by an album of covers called Stop Stealing the Covers! in 2020 under the pseudonym Edith Whiskers.[16]

Personal life[edit]

At age 4, Rosenthal's daughter Fenn composed the song "Dinosaurs in Love", which went viral on the Internet in 2020.[17][18]

Rosenthal co-founded the UK charity Grand Plan, which funds four grants of £1,000 to artists of colour looking to realise a creative project.[19]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Title Album details Notes
Keep a Private Room Behind the Shop
  • Released: 10 October 2011
  • Label: Tinpot Records
  • Formats: CD, digital download
[20]
Who's That in The Fog?
  • Released: 25 October 2013
  • Label: Tinpot Records
  • Formats: CD, digital download, 12" vinyl
[20]
Bolu
  • Released: 10 April 2015
  • Label: Tinpot Records
  • Formats: CD, digital download, 12" vinyl
[20]
Fenn
  • Released: 26 May 2017
  • Label: Tinpot Records
  • Formats: CD, digital download, 12" vinyl
[20][21]
Z-Sides
  • Released: 26 October 2018
  • Label: Tinpot Records
  • Formats: CD, digital download, 12" vinyl
Denis Was a Bird
  • Released: 20 August 2021
  • Label: Tinpot Records
  • Formats: CD, digital download, 12" vinyl

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
2007 "Smells Like Christmas Time"
2011 "Superfresh"
2012 "Christmas Quiet"
2014 "Hey Luis Don't Bite Me"
2017 "Melania"
2019 "Big Pot of Hummus"
2019 "It's Been a Year"
2020 "If We All Die Tomorrow"
2020 "157"
2020 "If We All Die Tomorrow (Acoustic)"
2020 "Hope"
2020 "Hope - Acoustic"

with Lizzy McAlpine

2020 "Albert Camus"
2020 "Jim and Dwight"
2020 "FLOURISHING"

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Tom Rosenthal – Keep A Private Room Behind The Shop". musicOMH. 9 October 2011.
  2. ^ "tinpotrecords.com/".
  3. ^ Tom Rosenthal. Open.spotify.com.
  4. ^ "The 30 Best Music Videos Of 2014". The Huffington Post. 11 December 2014.
  5. ^ "tom-rosenthal". Sabotagetimes.com. Archived from the original on 11 March 2016. Retrieved 10 March 2016.
  6. ^ "Skins Season 6 Episode 7: Alo Skins Music : what tracks were played on Frankie's Episode". Skinsmusic.com.
  7. ^ FÉLIX ET MEIRA Trailer – Canada's Top Ten Film Festival 2014. YouTube. 4 December 2014.
  8. ^ Comet Official Trailer #1 (2014) – Justin Long, Emmy Rossum Romance Movie HD. YouTube. 27 October 2014.
  9. ^ Anesthesia Official Trailer 1 (2016) – Kristen Stewart, Sam Waterston Movie HD. YouTube. 10 December 2015.
  10. ^ "L'odysée". Allocine.fr (in French). 23 August 2016. Retrieved 12 April 2019.
  11. ^ "Neighbours Episode 7498 from 2016 - NeighboursEpisodes.com". Neighboursepisodes.com. Retrieved 16 December 2018.
  12. ^ "Neighbours Episode 7625 from 2017 - NeighboursEpisodes.com". Neighboursepisodes.com. Retrieved 16 December 2018.
  13. ^ "Neighbours Episode 7831 from 2018 - NeighboursEpisodes.com". Neighboursepisodes.com. Retrieved 16 December 2018.
  14. ^ "Renault Zoe E-TRON advert music". sounds-familiar.info. Retrieved 24 April 2021.
  15. ^ Tom Rosenthal – an ordinary weirdo. 26 March 2020. Retrieved 12 April 2020.
  16. ^ "Edith Whiskers: How an imaginary gran got millions of Spotify streams". BBC. 26 November 2020. Retrieved 5 December 2020.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  17. ^ "Three-Year-Old's 'Dinosaurs in Love' Song Is a Real Tear-Jerker". Rolling Stone. 29 January 2020. Retrieved 30 January 2020.
  18. ^ Kolirin, Lianne (29 January 2020). "Toddler's adorable song about ill-fated dinosaurs in love goes viral". CNN. Retrieved 20 March 2020.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  19. ^ "grandplanfund.co.uk".
  20. ^ a b c d Silva, Vic (31 January 2018). "Tom Rosenthal inspires an awaiting audience through lovely song-crafting". The Chimes. Retrieved 20 March 2020.
  21. ^ Hillier, David (18 May 2017). "How to be a DIY pop star: lollipops, kung fu and other fail-safe strategies". The Guardian. ISSN 0261-3077. Retrieved 20 March 2020.