Tom Thum presents Live From the Larynx
I would like to bring to your attention, for those who haven’t come across him before, the immense talent and creative mind of Tom Thum – beatbox extraordinaire, musician, MC and film maker. And to share his brand new web series Live from the Larynx .
I first met Tom in 2008 when he was performing with my brothers, the boys from the Circus & Hip Hop collision that was the Tom Tom Crew and I’ve kept track of his work ever since – he is also a top fella!
Tom regularly makes great videos (housed on his YOUTUBE channel) and I often go down the ‘rabbit hole’ and spend a lot of time checking out his work, I dig his film making, it is equally stylised & ‘real’ – sorry bro I couldn’t think of another word! Often filming and recording himself layering sounds into tracks – which brings a certain ‘workwith what you’ve got, simple-yet-stylish, down to earth feel to it’.
He has just released the 2nd episode of his new short form ‘Beatbox Doco’ web series Live from the Larynx [both episodes below] which both get medical – he has an Endoscope & MRI to see what’s actually going on when he makes the myriad of sounds he can produce and there’s some really sweet animation and editing choices going on! – So check them out –
But first (especially if you haven’t come across him before) to set the scene a little and give you an intro to the incredible skills of Tom, here’s the video that was the game changer – a live performance from the TEDxSydney event in 2013. To date it has been viewed over 58 million times! Attention well deserved.
Live From the Larynx EP 1# – Down the Endoscope
Live From the Larynx Ep 2# – Beatboxer vs MRI
Live From The Larynx Ep3. Mouth Trumpet Tutorial
Live from the Larynx EP.4 – A Non Traditional Voice
How cool are they!
Now I highly encourage you, if you have some time up your sleeve to go to his Youtube Channel and get lost for a little while – make sure you subscribe to keep up to date with the series.
You can buy his tunes at his BANDCAMP Page.
He is also part of an awesome duo Jamie MacDowell and Tom Thum,who get a huge amount of airplay in my house [but I will save elaborating on them for another Post – Sorry J Macca haha].
I hope you enjoyed those,
I’ll leave you with a couple of other vids – Tom’s Lady Tell that Man
And a throw back to when the Tom Tom Crew were rockin it in 2010! (Video by my man Mik Lavage)