• Thomson Andrews

Thomson Andrews is a young singer with a flair for versatility taking on projects across various genres be it R&B, Jazz, Soul, Funk, Hip-Hop, Gospel, Motown, Pop, Broadway, Sufi, Indian Contemporary or even across languages like Latin, Tamil, Spanish, French, Turkish etc. Although a fairly new entrant to the Indian music industry, Thomson has already worked with heavy weights  like A.R.Rahman, Ranjit Barot, Amit Trivedi,Hitesh Sonik, Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy, Pritam, Vishal Bhardwaj, Vishal Shekhar, Salim Sulaiman, Clinton Cerejo, G.V Prakash, Bappi Lahiri, Leslie Lewis, Sohail Sen.

 

Apart from playback singing and lending his voice to Hindi movies and jingles, Thomson also performs at live shows, often even orchestrating them. He has also put together vocal arrangements for several music directors. Extremely driven and passionate the young musician is also a songwriter and is currently putting together his debut album whilst releasing the audio and video for his single titled People Ain’t Things

 

Thomson’s genesis in music began very early on when he sang at school competitions and was an active part of the church choir. His catapulting into the world of music however began at a gospel talent show that Andrews won at the tender age of 19 back in 2007. He worked in the corporate sector and in schools as a music teacher to fuel the basic monetary needs of his musical ambitions.

Working with Rahman started Thomson’s career when he first performed at the IPL awards show with him. Post which he has worked with Rahman on numerous film projects, songs, background scores and has lend additional vocals on many notable film projects.

 

Amongst the several playbacksongs he has sung are Sheher Mera for music directorsShankar-Ehsaan-Loy for the movieOne By Two starring Abhay Deol which released in January 2014. Rumani in the movieAkaashvani for music director Hitesh Sonik. Bengali playback song O Pagol Mon from the movie Dosshomi. Tamil playback song Manja Pai from themovieManja Pai and has many other songs to his credit from movies like Shaitan, Jhootha Hi Sahi, D-Day & more. His recent work is seen in films like Matru Ki Bijli Ka Mandola, Luv Shuv te Chicken Khurana & Ek Thi Daayan.

 

His versatility and ability to adapt has led Thomson to lend his voice to many a coveted brand. Portraying the energy of the current generation or flirtatiousness of the youth for brands like Allen Solly, Airtel, Sony Erickson, Vodafone, Pepsi, TVC; or the tongue-in-cheek humor and raunchiness forZen Mobiles, HCL, TVC Bikes, 18 Again, Suzuki Hayate etc. To help connect with mature audiences brands like Muthoot Finance, Haier and Indian Air Force too have employed Andrews’s voice. Amusing audiences with Gregorian chants and operatic drama he has sung for brands like NDTV Good Times – Foodistan and Nestle Cappauccino. Thomson has also done a lot of work with brands from Africa to help them connect with their TG. Those names include KPDA MILKA for Kenya, Pepe Terra for Nigeria, Chivita Premium for West Africa, Serengati Beer for South Africa & Chi Cereal for Nigeria.

 

His affiliation to MTV has been the longest and most fruitful with projects like Coke Studio at Mtv Season 2 (including vocal arrangements), Mtv Unplugged Season 1 & 2 with various music producers and composers.

 

He also has some fabulous international music projects to his credit like the Oscar nominated movie127 hours on which he has lend additional vocals on the title track for A.R Rahman. Sung on the international album Superheavy and has lend additional vocals to the song Satyemeva Jayate featuring Mick Jagger, Joss stone, Damien Marley andA.R Rahman. He’s also worked with Hollywood acclaimed Film Director MIRA NAIR on Monsoon Wedding,

 

Thomson’s live shows include performing with singers like Shaan, Sonu Nigam, Sunidhi Chauhan, Hariharan, Mohit Chauhan, Shilpa Rao, Papon, Roop Kumar Rathod &Shankar Mahadevan.

 

What sets Thomson apart amongst his contemporaries is that he’s a dymanic & versatile entertainer; a true powerhouse performer onstage.

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