Thomas Puskailer

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Thomas Puskailer performing in Prague
Background information
Birth nameThomas Jan Benjamin Puskailer
Born (1981-03-02) March 2, 1981 (age 38)
Lichtenvoorde, Netherlands
Origin Tegelen, Netherlands
Genres Pop, Dance, Progressive House
Occupation(s)Singer, songwriter, actor, dancer, musician, model
Instruments Vocals, Guitar
Years active2001-present
LabelsChampionship Music, TP Productions
Website www.thomaspuskailer.com www.ecotour.sk

Thomas Jan Benjamin Puskailer (born March 2, 1981) known as Thomas Puskailer is a Dutch-born Slovak singer, songwriter and stage actor. He grew up in the Netherlands and performed across Europe and abroad in musicals, concerts, television shows and series. [1]

Netherlands Constituent country of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Europe

The Netherlands is a country located mainly in Northwestern Europe. The European portion of the Netherlands consists of twelve separate provinces that border Germany to the east, Belgium to the south, and the North Sea to the northwest, with maritime borders in the North Sea with Belgium, Germany and the United Kingdom. Together with three island territories in the Caribbean Sea—Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba—it forms a constituent country of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. The official language is Dutch, but a secondary official language in the province of Friesland is West Frisian.

Europe Continent in the Northern Hemisphere and mostly in the Eastern Hemisphere

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Puskailer became prominent after appearing on the first season of Czech & Slovak Superstar. Although he was a finalist, Puskailer launched a music career with the release of his studio début album Make Believe [2] in (2012) after signing with the label Championship Music [3] in Prague. Puskailer took also executive producer credit and was a principal writer on this album. Thomas has established a fanbase in Central Europe.

Prague Capital city of the Czech Republic

Prague is the capital and largest city in the Czech Republic, the 14th largest city in the European Union and the historical capital of Bohemia. Situated in the northwest of the Czech Republic on the Vltava river, Prague is home to about 1.3 million people, while its metropolitan area is estimated to have a population of 2.6 million. The city has a temperate climate, with warm summers and chilly winters.

Central Europe Region of Europe

Central Europe is the region comprising the central part of Europe. Central Europe occupies continuous territories that are otherwise sometimes considered parts of Western Europe, Southern Europe, and Eastern Europe. The concept of Central Europe is based on a common historical, social, and cultural identity.

Early life

Thomas Puskailer was born in Lichtenvoorde on March 2, 1981 to mother Gabriela Katarina Puskailer and dentist and Slovak photographer Bohumil Jan Puskailer. [4] In 1968 his parents emigrated from Slovakia to Canada [1] where his sister Michaela [5] and brother Patrick were born. in 1975 they moved to the Netherlands where his brother Alan and Philip were born. The family grew up on the border of Germany, meaning he learnt several languages, including Dutch, German, English and Slovak [6] from a very young age. Thomas is the youngest of five. As he grew up, he started to sing in church choirs and attended classes in piano, drums, guitar, saxophone, dance and singing.

Lichtenvoorde is a town in the east of the Netherlands, in the municipality of Oost Gelre.

The Slovaks are a nation and West Slavic ethnic group native to Slovakia who share a common ancestry, culture, history and speak the Slovak language.

Slovakia Republic in Central Europe

Slovakia, officially the Slovak Republic, is a landlocked country in Central Europe. It is bordered by Poland to the north, Ukraine to the east, Hungary to the south, Austria to the west, and the Czech Republic to the northwest. Slovakia's territory spans about 49,000 square kilometres (19,000 sq mi) and is mostly mountainous. The population is over 5.4 million and consists mostly of Slovaks. The capital and largest city is Bratislava, and the second-largest city is Košice. The official language is Slovak.

Puskailer went to school in Germany [1] and became heavily involved with the amateur music and theater productions, and performed main parts in many school musicals. He then went on to train professionally at the "Lucia Marthas Dance Academy", [7] [8] for three years in Amsterdam. During his studies he worked as a backing dancer and singer for many pop groups and also acted in the well known soap opera "Onderweg Naar Morgen" he took on the role of Vladimir Valikov. [9] During this period various modeling agencies also discovered him and he became the face of several campaigns. [1] He became in 2011 the face of the toothbrush Soladey Eco [10] [11] as he is a known supporter of environmental living. [12]

Amsterdam Capital city of the Netherlands

Amsterdam is the capital city and most populous municipality of the Netherlands. Its status as the capital is mandated by the Constitution of the Netherlands, although it is not the seat of the government, which is The Hague. Amsterdam has a population of 866,737 within the city proper, 1,380,872 in the urban area and 2,410,960 in the metropolitan area. The city is located in the province of North Holland in the west of the country but is not its capital, which is Haarlem. The Amsterdam metropolitan area comprises much of the northern part of the Randstad, one of the larger conurbations in Europe, which has a population of approximately 8.1 million.

Career

2011: Maxi single

Prior to the début album, "Make Believe", being released, Puskailer released a "Maxi single" in December 2011, [13] consisting of three songs "Sitting on a Cloud", "By your Side" and "Life is Good". The first two tracks, "Sitting on a Cloud" and "By Your Side" are co-written with UK based producer Joe Dworniak in Riverfish Studios. [14] [15] The third track, "Life is Good", was written and composed by Puskailer. [16] The songs were finished and mastered in the production studios "Creative Music House" in Slovakia. [17]

A maxi single or maxi-single is a music single release with more than the usual two tracks of an A-side song and a B-side song.

Two singles of the "Maxi Single" have been officially released. The first to be heard 'on air', was "Sitting on a Cloud", [18] which premiered on Fun Radio in Slovakia on August 4, 2012. [18] The second single "By your Side" [19] came next, accompanied with a full music video, [20] On March 3, 2012. [19] All 3 songs are included in the debut album "Make Believe".

2012: Make Believe

Make Believe [2] was the début solo album which incorporated elements of pop, dance & club genres and collaborated with a wide range of urban producers. The songs "Make Believe" and "Artificial Light" are written by Grammy award-winning New York producer Bill Grainer. [2] "Sitting on a Cloud", "By your Side", "Cappuccino" and "Moneytree (Miroslav Vrlik Remix)" are co-written with UK based producer Joe Dworniak. [2] The final tracks were produced in the recordings studios "Creative Music House" [2] in Bratislava, Slovak Republic.

On August 2, 2012, Puskailer released his single "Moneytree (Miroslav Vrlik Remix)" [21] from his début album and it reached #1 on See Jay Radio Dance Charts [22] for seven weeks.

2012: ECO TOUR (Environmental Education Show)

Thomas is also touring through the whole of Slovakia with ECO TOUR [23] an ecological entertainment extravaganza created entirely by Thomas. He will continue to combine his musical talents whilst spreading the ECO message! [23] In collaboration with amazing sponsors and supporters Thomas was able to reach schools and children who were never able to experience such an amazing, entertaining and also educational experience. [23] The ECO TOUR show is an educational theatre show for young children and teenagers incorporating music, games, interaction and important ecological messages. ECO TOUR is a major hit with schools and culture centers across the country and will continue indefinitely. [23] [24]

Discography

Albums

YearTitleAlbum details
2011

Thomas Puskailer Maxi Single [17] [25] [26]

  • Released: 8 December 2011
  • Label: Propagandahouse
  • Formats: CD (for promotional use only)
2012

Make Believe [27] [28] [29]

  • Released:15 November 2012
  • Label: Championship Music
  • Formats: Digital download, CD

Singles

YearTitlePublishedAlbum
2010“Always on the Road”11 September 2010 [30] Make Believe
2011“Sitting on a Cloud”4 August 2011 [18] Make Believe
2012“By Your Side“3 March 2012 [19] Make Believe
"Moneytree (Miroslav Vrlik Remix)"8 August 2012 [31] Make Believe
“Make Believe“29 November 2012 [32] Make Believe
2013“Som Tvoj“ featuring Eva Mazikova1 July 2013 [33] [34] single
“What About Christmas”23 Oktober 2013 [35] [36] single
2014“Don’t Let Go“6 February 2014 [37] single
“I Feel Good” featuring Mária Čírováofficial single release tba [38] [39] single
“Make This Paradise”29 April 2014 [40] [41] single
“Don’t Let Go (Charlie Clubber Remix)”29 April 2014 [40] [41] single
“Have It All Tonight”24 June 2014 [42] [43] [44] single
“Dance With Me (Hey Pretty Lady)”29 July 2014 [45] [46] single
“Make This Paradise (Soundlab Remix)”2 September 2014 [47] [48] single

Music videos

YearTitleDirector
2012"By Your Side"Martin Hudák [20] [49] [50]
"Moneytree"Celso Destefano [51] [52] [53]
2013"Make Believe"Tomáš Mojzeš [54] [55]
"What About Christmas"Celso Destefano [56] [57]
2014"Don't Let Go"Richard Raiman [58] [59]
"Dance With Me (Hey Pretty Lady)"Lukáš Tobola [60] [61]

Concert Tours

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