Peter Thoms

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Peter Thoms
Occupation(s)Musician, composer
InstrumentsKeyboards, trombone
Years active1974–present

Peter Thoms is an English musician and composer best known for playing keyboards and trombone for the synthpop band Landscape.

Landscape (band) English band

Landscape was an English synthpop band, best known for the 1981 hits "Einstein a Go-Go" and "Norman Bates". Formed in London in 1974, the band toured constantly during the mid-to-late-1970s, playing rock, punk and jazz venues and releasing two instrumental EPs on its own Event Horizon label. The group began experimenting with computer-programmed music and electronic drums in the late 1970s and early 1980s, making records in the emerging genre of synthpop.

Biography

Landscape was formed in 1974 with Richard James Burgess (vocals, drums), Christopher Heaton (keyboards), Andy Pask (bass), Peter Thoms (trombone, keyboards), and John Walters (keyboards, woodwinds). The band built a following through live performances and touring before releasing their debut album Landscape in 1980. Their next album in 1981, From the Tea-Rooms of Mars...to the Hell-Holes of Uranus led to the Top Five U.K. hit "Einstein A-Go-Go." Their third album in 1982, Manhattan Boogie-Woogie was well received as a dance album. After release of this album, Heaton and Thoms left the band and it became the trio Landscape III, [1] which disbanded in 1984.

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References

  1. Huey, Steve. "Landscape". AllMusic. Retrieved 9 December 2015.
  2. "Peter Thoms: Credits". AllMusic. Retrieved 12 December 2015.
  3. "The Musician". Spring 2015. Retrieved 9 December 2015.