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Tom William Thacker

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Lead Guitarist

Sum 41
ABA# 026009593 TD BRANCH ADDRESS 3643 Portage Road
Niagara Falls , Ontario L2J 2K8


Employment History

  • Touring Guitarist
    Sum 41
  • Guitarist
  • Lead Singer
  • Vocalist and Guitarist

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The band is working on a ..., 11 Aug 2012 [cached]
The band is working on a new record, meanwhile lead singer Tom Thacker has joined Sum 41.
The four members of Gob are: ..., 23 Jan 2011 [cached]
The four members of Gob are: Tom Thacker, Theo Goutzinakis, Gabe Mantle and Steven Fairweather.
Tom William Thacker is the lead singer of Gob Band. e is also known as Brown Tom. Member Tom Thacker Tom Thacker was born April 11,1978 in Langley,BC,Canada. e is also Sum41's touring guitarist. om Thacker and Gob are present in the movie Going The Distance.Going The Distance is a 2004 Canadian teen/comedy film. You can find Tom in his MySpace page.
Perhaps the new sound can be ..., 4 April 2011 [cached]
Perhaps the new sound can be attributed to Sum 41's new lead guitarist, Tom Thacker. Thacker came from another Canadian band called "Gob," which I like to think is a reference to Arrested Development. After touring with the band, Thacker became an official member of the band after the departure of Sum 41's previous guitarist, Dave Baksh.
Tom Thacker, lead singer and ... [cached]
Tom Thacker, lead singer and guitarist of the Vancouver four-piece commented on the new direction and seemed pretty optimistic. "Once we kinda had the lyrics written, we realized it was pretty dark… most of the songs had something to do with death. I'm a big fan of the Latin American day of the dead, the celebration and the whole like, idea of it, how people really celebrate their ancestors or their loved ones who have had a life and they sort of look at death and the darkness surrounding it in a positive light. Thacker maintained that while the album is notably darker than what Gob-listeners might expect, and regardless of recent line-up changes, the band hasn't changed. "You know, we're a fun band, we have a lot of fun live… we're not going to be performing it like a gloomy, doomy kind of band, we just thought it would be a good way to present this latest record," Thacker explained.
Gob's writing style has always seemed natural, stemming from experiences common to all members of the band as they grow up and move around Canada. "Our writing process was always really organic. We would just write a bunch of stuff and pick from it. We're not writing songs that would typically sound like Gob, that's why we'll have tracks, which stand out or are a little different. Thacker continued, "And we'll take it from there and we just throw it together. Even lyrically, we didn't set out to say anything specifically; I just really want it to be more stream-of-consciousness."
In order to uphold the Gob ideal of stream-of-consciousness writing, Thacker and his pals opted to venture into the isolated wilderness of Canada. "Our bassist has a mansion in the woods, not super secluded, but definitely off the beaten path. And that's where we holed-up to do most of the stuff. I think it's good to have isolation when you're making a record, or when you're recording it anyway just because you can really focus on what you're doing and it makes for, like, a lot of fun. Thacker suggested that the isolated nature of the location, along with the prospect living in an old, seemingly-haunted mansion added to the dark feel of the record. "We had a little doll that we would move around, a faceless doll… and scare the shit out of each other with."
The band may have been away from the studio, but that doesn't mean they haven't been busy. "After we recorded the last record we were touring for like a year and a half or so, and then a lot of things happened, you know, we changed record labels, management, and bass player. We've worked on other records, for other bands you know, producing and stuff. Everything takes time, and even finding the right label for the record, you know, our record was recorded about a year before it was released… we just wanted to find the right home for it," Thacker revealed. After much deliberation, the band settled on Aquarius Records, an independent Canadian label located in Montreal. "We talked to a lot of labels in Canada, and like, majors, and Indies, and they just seemed to be with our program. They liked our ideas we had for promoting our record and what we wanted to pick for our singles and stuff, they were behind it and liked the record. As for their recent tours, Thacker kept himself busy on the road with pals Sum 41. "I've been Sum 41's touring guitarist for the past two years. We're totally close with them, before they were signed, they were opening shows for us, and they repaid the favour when their record was released in the U.S."
As for future projects, Thacker didn't want to give too much away, currently Gob are on the road and are heading out east. "We're in B.C., we'll be coming all the way to Hamilton. Catch Gob at Casbah on Jan. 30 alongside Hamilton pop-punk foursome Rifkin, and The Johnstones, a ska-punk band from Ajax. Advance tickets went on sale last week, but fear not, young punklings, you can still pay 20 dollars at the door.
Tags: Gob, Muertos Vivos, music, Tom Thacker
Interview with Tom Thacker of Gob | The Daily Slice, 1 Oct 2014 [cached]
Interview with Tom Thacker of Gob
Check out my interview with vocalist and guitarist Tom Thacker below as we discuss the western Canadian punk scene, the new album, and more.
First off, for anyone who isn't familiar with Gob, can you introduce yourself with your name, what you do in the band, and your favorite pizza topping? My name is Tom Thacker, I sing, play guitar and write songs in the band Gob.
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