My name is Pie.
The beginning of My Life as Ali Thomas
Initially I started alone, it was something that I did by myself until I met P’Act, the guitarist. He brought in other people and now Ali Thomas has 4 members.
Where did the name of the band come from?
I like the cartoon Tom & Jerry and Tom is an abbreviation of Thomas. So I googled the word Thomas and in Greek it means twins, which I like. I wanted a name that represents myself in another universe. So I tried to combine it together by finding another word. The word Ali in Greek means another, so that’s My Life as Another Twin.
How did it all begin?
I enjoy playing guitar; I didn’t take any lessons but tried to play by myself. When I was studying, I was lazy so I played music in my room instead.
I write the songs in the released album but the songs have to be arranged by all four members, so the sound is the main aspect of My Life as Ali Thomas.
Inspiration in making music
It comes from everything that we see and hear. For My Life as Ali Thomas, we didn’t set out what genre it would be. I like folk music so I write folk songs. When it blends with the band that is more rock, I don’t say no to anything, they can play whatever they want and mix it up. Everyone works with an open mind and when you listen to it, it has a uniqueness.
What can music be compared to in your life?
Music is everything. Music is emotion and motion. When you are in a bad mood, you listen to music, your mood changes. Everything is controlled by our emotions and emotions are composed by music.
How do you imagine yourself in 10 years?
I can’t imagine it and I don’t want to set an expectation for myself in 10 years because
everything happens like it should be.
When I get on stage, I like to wear a t-shirt, trousers, and a pair of loafer. I feel like making music is a career. I don’t need to wear a tank top and ripped jeans because I am honouring my career.
The relationship between fashion and music
It depends on how people see it. Some people view popular music as fashion because fashion is anything that’s trendy at the moment, but some people like music that doesn’t follow the trend. It just depends on what people like.
If IRADA were a song, what kind of music genre would you choose for it?
I think IRADA has a femininity but it’s like a science fiction with a futuristic aspect to it. I think it would be A Massive Attack band.
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