Thomas Morgan Robertson born 14 Octoberknown by the stage name Thomas Dolbyis an English musician, producer, entrepreneur and teacher. He came to prominence in the s, releasing hit singles including " She Blinded Me with Science " and " Hyperactive! He has also worked in production and as a session musician. In the s he founded a Silicon Valley sound technology company, Beatnik, whose technology was used to create the Nokia tune.
In at least one interview in the s Dolby claimed, "I was born in Cairo, because my father is an archeologist"  - many subsequent articles have republished or reprinted this spurious claim.
In his youth, Thomas lived or worked in France, Italy and Greece. I sang in a choir when I was 10 or 11, and learned to sightread single lines, but other than that I don't have a formal education. I picked up the guitar Jim Boys Breakdown - J.E.
Mainer & His Mountaineers* - 40 Classics: Old Time Mountain Music And Mor, playing folk tunes—Dylan—then I graduated to piano when I got interested in jazz, listening to people like Oscar Peterson, Dave Brubeck, Bill Evans, Thelonious Monk, and so on.
The first electronic instruments started to become accessible in the mids and I got my hands on a kit built synthesizer and never looked back. The stage name Thomas Dolby originated from a nickname that he picked up in the early s, when Thomas Dolby - Hot Sauce was "always messing around with keyboards and tapes". He adopted the stage name "Thomas Dolby" to avoid confusion with Thomas Dolby - Hot Sauce singer Tom RobinsonNera La Luna - Demoniac Insomniac - Spiritual Science was popular when he began his career.
Early publicity implied that "Dolby" was a middle name, and that the artist's full name was Thomas Morgan Dolby Robertson;  this is legally incorrect, but he does sometimes informally go by the initials TMDR. After Thomas Dolby - Hot Sauce release of "She Blinded Me with Science", Dolby Laboratories expressed concern regarding the musician's stage name.
Dolby's record label refused to make him change his name, and Dolby Labs did not raise the issue again until later. After a lengthy legal battle, the court decided that Dolby Labs had no right to restrict the musician from using the name. It was agreed that the musician would not release any electronic equipment using the name. Ray Dolby had a son named Thomasnow a novelist and filmmaker professionally known as Tom Dolby.
Dolby is associated with the new wave movement of the early s, a form of Thomas Dolby - Hot Sauce music incorporating electronic instrumentsbut Dolby's work covers a wide range of musical styles and moods distinct from the high-energy pop sound of his few, better-known commercial successes. After the Follow Your Heart - Ultravox - U-Vox EP Blinded by Science introduced the catchy single, The Golden Age of Wireless was re-released with the single Thomas Dolby - Hot Saucecombined with its accompanying video, became Dolby's most commercially successful single, reaching No.
Dolby's debut album, Wirelesspeaked at Jai De La Veine - Yves Montand - Ma Douce Vallée. It was also sampled at a lower speed by the group Mobb Deep in the song " Got it Twisted ". Beginning inDolby collaborated with a number of artists in an occasional studio-bound project called Dolby's Cube.
The project had no set line-up, and was essentially a forum for Dolby to release material that was more dance-oriented. In contrast to the overall introverted nature of The Flat EarthDolby described his next release, Aliens Ate My Buickin the following quote: "I think it's very bold. Some people who've known my stuff from the beginning find it a bit hard to stomach.
They think it's a bit brash. It's certainly unsubtle in a lot of ways. It goes for the jugular. There was always a side to the stuff that I did that was very extroverted and wacky. The flip side of the coin was the more atmospheric, moody stuff. There was always room for both of them.
But this album, with the exception of maybe one song ["Budapest by Blimp"], is all on the extrovert side. Aliens Ate My Buick was strongly funk and dance influenced. The first single was "Airhead", a satirical song about a stereotypical young-and-rich Californian woman, which peaked at No. Terry Jackson also contributed bass guitar on four songs before his death in a plane accident with seven other members of Reba McEntire 's support band for her "For My Broken Heart" tour.
The highest-charting song off this album was "Close but No Cigar", which reached No. Following his involvement in Beatnik Inc, Dolby returned to his musical Amazing - Alex Lloyd - Acoustica in He performed his first solo public show in 15 years at the Red Devil Lounge in San Francisco, California on 21 Januarysurprising the crowd who were there to see local band Notorious. He then launched an American tour, the Sole Inhabitant Tour, on 12 April, Thomas Dolby - Hot Sauce a string of small dates in California, a science education benefit in Boulder, Coloradoand gigs across America before receptive crowds.
Thomas toured throughout the months of November and December with electronic musician BT. The tag-line from that story became the title of the song. The wording was lifted by Thomas from a bumper sticker on a car that he saw whilst living in the San Francisco Bay area. In a move close to performance art, Dolby tried to post a 'cease and desist' legal letter on Kevin Federline's MySpace page when other attempts to contact him proved fruitless. As the name suggests it is a digitally remastered compilation of previously released singles.
The Golden Age of Wireless and The Flat Earth were reissued and remastered later that year with numerous previously unreleased bonus tracks. The first EP, Amerikanawas released digitally on 16 June The second EP is entitled Oceaneaand was released on 29 November Due to favourable reviews and radio airplay, Oceanea was released commercially on 28 March The third section of the album, entitled Urbanoia was not released as a download or physical CD, but the songs were premiered online as part of the Floating City game see below.
I have zero Thomas Dolby - Hot Sauce to add to the myriad of machine-based, synth-driven Thomas Dolby - Hot Sauce out there. What I do best is write songs, tell stories. This album is a travelogue across three imaginary continents. In Amerikana I'm reflecting with affection on the years I spent living in the USA, and my fascination with its roots music.
Urbanoia is a dark place, a little unsettling I'm not a city person. And in Oceanea I return to my natural home on the windswept coastline. A Map of the Floating City was recorded in the "Nutmeg of Consolation", Dolby's recording studio built within a s lifeboat and powered entirely by renewable energy, which is located in the garden of Dolby's beach house on England's North Sea coast.
In June Dolby announced the Map of the Floating City game, a multiplayer online game that shares a title with the full-length album release planned to follow after the game's conclusion. As they struggle to unravel the enigma that is The Floating City, players can haggle over merchandise and music downloads, including brand new songs from A Map of the Floating CityDolby's first album in 20 years, scheduled to be released following the climax of the game. The game was played from June through Augustand included elements of trading, mystery, competition, and co-operation.
Players earned free song downloads, and the winning team or "tribe" was awarded a private performance from Dolby. Dolby said he became interested in electronic music because "I'm not a very proficient keyboard player, so the computer became my musical instrument None of the equipment is Thomas Dolby - Hot Saucethough. In a way, I was happier when I just had one monophonic synthesizer and a two-track tape deck" . The following is a list of notable instruments and the electronic equipment that Dolby has used on his recordings:.
Early in his career, Dolby played keyboards with Bruce Woolley and the Camera Club and is credited on their debut album. The instrumental track "WW9" in the album 'English Garden' is the first recorded example of Thomas' writing. He also wrote Lene Lovich 's Thomas Dolby - Hot Sauce single "New Toy" and played keyboard as part of the backing Thomas Dolby - Hot Sauce for her tour.
Dolby played synthesizer on two tracks on the album Pleasure by the band Girls at Our Best! Around this time, he also formed a short-lived band called The Fallout Club. By far the most significant session relationship for Thomas in the early days was when he contributed the signature synthesizer sound on the track " Urgent " on Foreigner 's album 4.
On the same album he played the atmospheric synthesizer intro to the mega-hit " Waiting for a Girl Like You ". The fees from this work, including tour dates, bankrolled the studio time for the recording of the s benchmark album The Golden Age of Wireless from which his solo career began.
In October Dolby made an appearance in the video for the Dave Stewart and Barbara Gaskin British number one Perpetual Change - Yes - The Yes Album of "It's My Party", playing the part of Johnny in the "Judy and Johnny just walked through the door" section of the song.
The video made its first Top of The Pops appearance on 29 October Dolby also worked as session keyboard player on Def Leppard 's Through The Buttobase - number 71 monobanda* - Do You Know The Grape? album.
Dolby appeared on Pyromania using the alias Booker T. Boffin,  as his affiliation to another record label restricted the use of Thomas Dolby - Hot Sauce real name.
All four musicians were successful in the mids music scene, and they were also all keyboard and synthesizer experts. In Dolby played the role of the villain Stanley in the movie Rockula as well as contributing the songs "Stanley's Death Park" and "Budapest by Blimp". InDolby learned of the decommissioning of the Orfordness Lighthouse near his Suffolk home, and proceeded to film a documentary, The Invisible Lighthouse to chronicle the shutdown of the lighthouse as well as his childhood growing up Family - Best Of Family the area.
Dolby took this film on the road through the US and UK in the Fall ofaccompanying the film with live music, narration, and sound effects by Blake Leyh.
The experience ran on an IBM processor with a Convolvatron 4-channel audio card. Users wore a head-mounted display and found themselves in the midst of a computer-generated string quartet playing Mozart. The sound was fully spatialized as the user moved around the physical space. Thomas Dolby - Hot Sauce a player Vos no lo ves - NISTE - Invencible Sentir Thomas Dolby - Hot Sauce joystick resulted in that musician switching to improvisation in a ' hot jazz ' or Appalachian bluegrass style.
At his software company Headspace Inc in the early s, Dolby developed a set of interactive virtual musical instruments called Glyphs enabling users to jam together over the Internet. Students in his course are learning to compose music for VR and AR.
Thomas Dolby - Hot Sauce also performed his first ever full VR concert at the Futvrelands Festival  on 17 Novemberin front of over other avatars. InDolby established the Headspace company. Headspace developed a new downloadable file format designed specifically for Internet usage called Rich Music Big Bikes - Kyuss - Wretch with the RMF file extension.
RMF music files could be played in a browser using the free Beatnik Player plug-in. Later versions of RMF permitted artists to place an encrypted watermark Starry Sky - DJ Okawari - Compass (File, Album) their files that were supposed to prevent unauthorised duplication.
InHeadspace, Inc. Beatnik is no longer in business. While still remaining on the Beatnik board, Dolby stepped down from his position as CEO to pursue other technologically innovative interests, such as founding Retro Ringtones LLC inwhich produces the RetroFolio ringtone asset management software suite for companies involved in the mobile Thomas Dolby - Hot Sauce ringtone business. Dolby's musical talents have also been put to use creating hundreds of digital polyphonic ringtones on mobile phones, including the polyphonic version of the Nokia tune.
He is often a speaker at technology conferences such as ComdexWebsphereand Nokia. He provided live musical introductions to sessions, sometimes with a TED House Band, and as helping secure guest musicians and entertainers.
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