Sandi Thom Biography
Sandi Thom is a Scottish singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. She has been famous for being the first artists along with Arctic Monkeys. She has been on high peak of fame since 2006 after a series of webcasts and the success of the UK number one single "I Wish I Was a Punk Rocker (With Flowers in My Hair)". Thom has released five studio albums: Smile… It Confuses People (2006), The Pink & The Lily (2008), Merchants and Thieves (2010) "Flesh And Blood" (2012) & "Covers Collection" (2013). Her entire life event has been included in various biographic sites to date including Wikipedia.
Sandi was born on August 11, 1981 in Banff, Aberdeenshire, Scotland as Alexandria Thom. She has spent her most of her childhood at same place. There she also completed her education from Robert Gordon’s College. Later when she was 17 years old, she became the youngest student to be accepted at the Prestigious Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts (LIPA). Later in 2003, Sandi graduated from LIPA with a BA in Performing Arts.
After completing her graduation, in 2004, she moved to London to pursue her songwriting career. There she got chance to work with other three co-writers: Jake Field, Duncan Thompson and Tom Gilbert. Thom signed to Windswept Pacific Music in 2005, an independent music publishing company, and its UK arm, P&P Songs. Afterwards, she again signed a record contract with the record label Viking Legacy. On 26 May 2008, Thom released her second album entitled The Pink & The Lily, preceded by the first single, "The Devil's Beat", available on CD from 19 May 2008. Prior to the release, journalists were doubtful about its appeal. The album and single received extensive airplay on BBC Radio 2. In the UK, the single reached a high of 58 and dropped out of the Top 75 after two weeks; the album entered the chart at 25, dropping to 65 the next week, and then dropped out of the Top 75. The following single "Saturday Night" failed to chart on its release.
On the course, in July 2009, her “Best of” album was released on the budget label Camden. The 18 track collection was compiled from Thom's two previous albums and various B-sides. The album did not enter any chart on release. hom's third studio album Merchants and Thieves was released on 17 May 2010 with "This Ol' World" as the lead single. The album was published by Thom on her own "Guardian Angels" label, which she formed after being dropped by RCA. Her sudden rise to stardom was scrutinized by the British press and by her fellow artists.
She has been criticized by number of people around her from same field. Thom has played live in several unconventional venues. She had previously performed at the opening of the World Skiing Championships in Sweden, where the stage was set up at the top of a mountain range; she performed at the top of the BT tower in London on behalf of the DMA's (Digital Music Awards), performed for a Children in Need auction.
Thom appeared at the Stirling Castle Hogmanay celebrations 2009. She performed alongside The MacDonald Brothers, The Shermans and Gary Mullen. Thom toured the UK in April and May 2010 to showcase new material from her album Merchants & Thieves and made a number of appearances at Festivals in the UK including The Tiree festival in Scotland and The Great British Rhythm & Blues Festival in Colne Lancashire in England. A second Merchants and Thieves tour took place in September and early October. Although she hasn’t yet won any award from her profession but instead of it she has won heart of millions of people around the world. Although she has released many successful albums but still thrust of her desire hasn’t fulfilled. Currently she is in a relationship with Joe Bonamassa. Her fans can follow her on twitter @Sandi_Thom.