When I first had piano lessons at the age of 10 I absolutely hated it, especially if I couldn't perfect a rather simple piece I had been set to learn by my piano teacher. I only started to appreciate the piano when I realised I could create my own music. I carried on with the lessons though and over the years I also spent many hours on my Yamaha Digital Piano. This allowed me to record my own piano creations and add other instrumental layers.
After school I joined a band and after several years we evolved into an electronic Indie/rock band which involved me having a digital piano, Synth and midi keyboard on stage.
I left the UK and the band in 2013 to travel and explore parts of Europe in my camper van. I eventually settled in the Austrian mountains and as luck would have it; I gained access to some recording equipment and a Digital Piano. I was inspired to finally finish and record some of my piano and string compositions. I eventually released an album called 'Aberg Piano Works'. This album got me into the top 10 of the Euro Music contest 2014 where I played in the live final held in Paris. http://euromusiccontest.com/i/finalists In the future I hope to record more of my piano compositions with a real live string orchestra. Thanks a lot for reading and hopefully listening.
Tom Joyce - Flipping Musician Doll finished and on Youtube.
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Music video released for Prelude (Your Eyes)
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Interview with Calvin Dionnet released.
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2014 EuroMusic Contest Final
Performed on stage at Divan du Monde in Paris for the EuroMusic contest final
In the top 10
3,267 artists entered the competition, sharing their universe and talent with the Internet users. The 40 pre-finalists have already been selected by the public. And after 2 weeks of votes, the members of the EuroMusic jury chose the 10 finalists.
I Made the top 10. Woohoo.
check out the finalists here:
In the top 40
Out of 3,200 artists I have made it into the top 40 of the 2014 EuroMusic Contest
Entered the 2014 EuroMusic contest.
For the 2014 edition, the contest will be open to the 40 participating countries*. This competition provided with an on-line voting system will enable every Internet user to participate in the selection of the finalist musicians or bands. Synchronised with social network Facebook, the contest will be the world’s first both numerical and viral musical competition and will promote the emergent music scene.
The mastermind behind Flipping Zombies has been inspired to deviate from the usual hideous, flesh-eating zombies and create a music doll, exclusively for me! Flipping Musician doll coming soon - can't wait!
While in the Austrian Alps, I recorded my own piano compositions and have recently completed my first album,'Aberg Piano Works'! It is now available on iTunes, Spotify and other online music platforms. If you get a chance, please buy the album/have a listen!