“I got into music from a young age,” he says. “There’s a photo of me in one of the family albums where I’m about 4 or 5 and I’m rocking out on a toy guitar I used to have. I knew fairly early on that I wanted to be an artist one day. I spent some time in a couple of garage bands for a couple of years but we never really got past the roller door. So it’s good to be at the stage where I’m stepping things up a notch and releasing my debut.”
In late 2009, Vivid Point teamed up with his good friend Sonny Truelove and recorded “Over Again” at Sonny’s STL Studios in Sydney. The song is an anthemic, powerful track with lyrics revolving around a problematic relationship, which most of us could relate to. It’s surprisingly mature considering it’s one of the very first Vivid Point songs and is a track that could easily kick-start a dance floor or mosh pit with equal aplomb.
So with a hot debut single on the way, what else is in store for the future? “Next on the agenda is my debut album, which I’m recording with Sonny,” he says. “Then tour and repeat the cycle. I don’t have any grand illusions but it would obviously be amazing if I could really make something of this and see my songs make an impact on people around the world like some of my favourite artists and songs do.”
How do you describe your music to people, Tommy?
It's a mixture of electronica, rock and pop. Moshable yet danceable as well.
Tell me about how you originally got into your craft.
I basically just started making electronic based songs at home for a bit of fun in my spare time. Then people started getting into the songs I was showing them so that inspired to try and make something of it and voila! Vivid Point was born.
What is your favorite thing to do in the whole wide world?
Well I love making music. I get a serious high when I finish a song I'm really digging so that's gotta be up there.
What is your biggest challenge when it comes to running your business?
Being a self managed, independent artist, I guess it can be hard juggling everything sometimes. But it makes it easier when you're working for something you love. It's like a labour of love!
When you were a kid, what did you think you were going to be when you grew up?
I pretty much always wanted to do something with music since I got a toy guitar for christmas when I was a young pup. I actually work for a music producer as my day job so I guess between that and this, I'm doing what I wanted.
In what way has your community impacted your development as a musician?
My school community definitely impacted me a lot as that's where I first started taking music lessons and joined a band. But generally, there's always been a lot happening around here musically speaking so that would've made an impact too I think.
What other artists out there do you love?
How much time have you got? There's so many I love that it's hard to pick a few but some of my all time favs are Silverchair, Deftones, Daft Punk, Muse and some classics like AC/DC, The Doors and Creedence Clearwater Revival.
What does your future hold?
Looking into the crystal ball, I see my debut album getting released sometime this year and me hitting the road to play some shows!