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Album release, Prague (2008)
|Born||May 15, 1986|
Třinec, Czech Republic
|Genres||folk, rock, pop|
|Occupation(s)||Singer-songwriter, drama student|
Tomáš Klus (born May 15, 1986) is a Czech musician and songwriter from the Moravian-Silesian Region of the Czech Republic.
Klus was born in the industrial town of Třinec, where he spent most of his childhood. His parents were folk music fans, and he accompanied them to many concerts and music festivals. Growing up he was heavily influenced by musicians Karel Plíhal, Karel Kryl and in particular Jaromír Nohavica, who is still a major influence on Klus' music.
Klus moved to Prague aged 15 to pursue a sporting career, and was a member of the gold medal winning team in modern pentathlon in the 2002 European championship.However, he later became more interested in performance art and music.
In 2007 he was the winner of the Czech Talent Zlín competition.[ citation needed ] In 2008 he released his debut album, Cesta do záhu(d)by. The single "Do Nebe" was played on Czech Radio before the album was released. He also wrote music for the Czech film Anglické jahody ("English Strawberries").
In September 2012 he graduated in drama from the Faculty of the Academy of Performing Arts (DAMU) in Prague.
In 2011 he released a song called "Pánu bohu do oken" ("Into God's windows") a song critical of Czech politics and the behaviour of Czech politicians. It was performed live at Český slavík 2011, a mainstream Czech music awards ceremony.[ citation needed ] On 26 September 2011, his album Racek was released. It debuted at number one in Czech Album Sales Chart and it was certified Gold in its first week on sale. Racek spent 23 non-consecutive weeks at number one. It was the best selling album of 2011 in the Czech Republic, and later certified diamond.
Tomáš Klus' latest album, entitled Proměnamě, was released on March 24, 2014. It debuted at number one in Czech Album Sales Chart.
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