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Thomas Raber (born 20 November 1972 in Steyr, Upper Austria) is an Austrian composer and producer.
In the 1990s Raber was musician (piano, keyboards, guitar, bass, vocals) in several bands (sloggahouse, climax, K.R.E.W. twitch).He wrote many songs for these groups.
Raber has also worked as a teacher, during which time he created the Musical "Das kleine bunte Tierchen" for youngsters under licence from Mira Lobe – publishing company "Jungbrunnen".
In 2006, Raber toured the churches of Austria with his production "Wienerfelder Messe" (Pop-Mass).Since then, Thomas Raber has become known in Catholic circles. He also was engaged for birthday-mass from Christoph Schönborn and Ludwig Schwarz.
Raber currently works as a composer and producer in Vienna. In 2008 he composed and produced the Pop-Hymn of Linz (european capital of culture 2009) for the singer Yvonne Finsterle.
He has also composed melodies for TV-Magazines (TW1-ORF-Austria, Austria9-TV) and he is the owner of a publishing company, label, recording studio, and the "Hit-Factory". In 2015 he received his bachelor's degree in musicology at the University of Vienna(among others at Gerhard Kubik).
Now he is also the producer of Gerald Jatzek, Manfred Porsch and Georg Bydlinski.
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