Born in 1972, Thom started his career with the successful rock band Vivid in 1991. The band released 3 studio albums on virgin records. Vivid won the important Echo award in 1998. His first solo album in 2003. The critically acclaimed "Gods&Monsters", was written and produced by him. He also played all the instruments on the record. In 2004, he wrote the song "Principle Of Joy" which was used in BMW's world wide campaign for the new Series 1 model.