In September 2007 the Norwegian folksinger Thomas Hansen alias St. Thomas died. He was only 31 years old.
Afflicted by mental problems and alcoholism he shared a similar fate with many other promising artists in music history.
Commemorating the 5th anniversary of his death, former band members, fellow musicians and bands pay once more tribute to Thomas Hansen by performing own songs and cover versions.
St. Thomas | Invitation
Besides Ai Phoenix (Bergen), Leiv Reed (Bergen), Brødrene Löwenstierne (Oslo), Alexander Lindbäck (Oslo), Tomi Simatupang (Berlin) and A Humming From The Wood (Leipzig/Göttingen) – as musical acts – the Norwegian actor and close friend Henrik Horge will participate as a toast master.
He will lead through the evening and share some heart-warming memories with the audience. It will be an evening packed with emotions and energy, which has also been a key feature of Thomas Hansen’s work itself.
St. Thomas | Be cool, be nice
„I was born with a twist in my voice, I could sing Loolaloolalei“, it says in the St. Thomas song Come my way. It all started in 1976, when Thomas Hansen was born in Oslo, Norway.
This is also where he grew up and would later work as a mailman till his musical career really started, while the image of the mailman-turned-musician would follow him around ever since.
St. Thomas | Ride
His musical breakthrough commenced with the release of his record I’m coming home in 2001, which ranked on 8th place in the Norwegian Top-Ten. Music crititics regarded him to be the legitimate descendant of Neil Young and also in Germany his talent did not remain undiscovered.
He signed a record contract with City Slang and Berlin became his second (musical) home for a fair amount of time. A tribute to Thomas Hansen is an honest reverence to one of the most gifted singersongwriters in recent music history.
St. Thomas | Into The Forest live
His songs and records are bitter-sweet testimonials of his inner life dealing about self-doubts, disabilities and hope in salvation.
It is the „simplicity of Thomas Hansen’s folk songs, his intuition for frugal and enormously efficient chordal changes“ (Berliner Zeitung), that strikes the listener right away.
A Tribute To Thomas Hansen
Saturday, 01 September 2012 | 19:00 CET
Kantine am Berghain | Am Wriezener Bahnhof | 10243 Berlin/Friedrichshain