Thomas LangThursday 22 June 2017
IT’S 30 YEARS SINCE THE CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED CBS/SONY EPIC RELEASE OF SCALLYWAG JAZ AND THIS YEAR SEE’S IT RE RELEASE ON CHERRY RED RECORDS WITH BONUS LIVE TRACKS FROM LAST YEAR’S SELL OUT TOUR, SOME UNRELEASED TRACKS AND NEW TRACKS SHOWING THAT HIS VOICE HAS STOOD THE 30 YEAR TEST OF TIME.
Thomas Lang is a Toxteth born, Liverpool based singer-songwriter, best known for the jazz-tinged song ‘The Happy Man’, which spent 3 weeks in the UK top 100 singles chart in 1988. He released his first album, the critically acclaimed ‘Scallywag Jaz’, on CBS/Sony in 1987.
He’s worked with Suzanne Vega, Alison Moyet, Madeleine Peyroux, Freda Pane and Peabo Brycon among others, and live dates included several residencies at London’s Ronnie Scott’s and shows with the legendary Nina Simone.
Thomas continues to play live with his band. He released a live album ‘Torch’ in 2014 which was recorded at Liverpool Philharmonic and is a tribute to some of his hero’s Billie, Ella, Frank et al.
Lang released a new studio album in 2016, ‘The German Alphabet’ on Klee Records.