Tom Thum

Tom Thum has risen to recognition through his ability to produce unhuman sounds and his natural knack for performing and weaselling his way on stage.

Following on from the 2005 victory in the world championships in Germany, Tom Thum was invited to perform and exhibit in the 2010 world beatbox convention in Berlin. In 2013 Tom was propelled to Internet stardom with his TEDx performance at the Sydney Opera House, Tom’s 15 minute showcase has quickly become the highest viewed beatbox video of all time with over 50 million online views and counting. Tom’s unique vocal abilities have seen him perform to sold out crowds all over the world.

As a solo artist, Tom has proved time and time again that he is a creative force to be reckoned with, whether using one mic, loop pedals, spinning on his head whilst beatboxing or even playing strange instruments in obscure ways they were never intended to be played. Teaming up with long time DJ friend Sampology, saw the formidable duo playing countless festival spots and supporting and impressing a range of Hip Hop heavyweights.

Tom plans to push the limits of the human voice as far as inhumanly possible. Enrolling the help of numerous loop stations, Tom has been conducting DJ sets using only his voice and nothing else, propelling crowds across the country into a frenzy of jaw-dropping disbelief.

You might see him on a stage at a festival looping up a storm or supporting anyone from the Hilltop Hoods to Blue King Brown, or you might catch him annoying the hell out of commuters on public transport. Either way, you will notice him soon enough.

Tom Thum beim Beethovenfest






8:00 pm

‘Beat Machines’

  • Tom Thum Beatboxing
  • Gordon Hamilton Composition, Conductor
  • Koka Nikoladze Composition, Beatmachines
  • PODIUM Strings
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