Thom Yorke Biography

Thomas Edward "Thom" Yorke (born 7 October 1968) is an English musician, singer, and songwriter. He is the lead vocalist, lyricist, principal songwriter, guitarist and pianist of the bands Radiohead and Atoms for Peace, known for his falsetto singing style. As a multi-instrumentalist, he mainly plays guitar and piano, but also plays synthesizer, bass guitar, and drums among other instruments, and makes use of electronic equipment such as samplers and drum machines; later Radiohead albums credit him with playing "laptop". In the 1990s, Yorke was known as a rock musician, but the 2000 Radiohead album Kid A saw him expand into electronic music. In 2006, he released a solo album, The Eraser. Outside music, Yorke is notable as a political activist on behalf of human rights, environmentalist and anti-war causes.

In 2002, Q magazine named Yorke the sixth most powerful figure in music, and Radiohead were ranked number 73 in Rolling Stone's "100 Greatest Artists of All Time" in 2005. In 2005, a poll organised by Blender and MTV2 saw Yorke voted the 18th greatest singer of all time, and in 2008, he was ranked 66th in Rolling Stones "100 Greatest Singers of All Time" list.

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Thom Yorke's Atoms For Peace begin three-day London residency

PJ Harvey watched the group at The Roundhouse

  • Jul 25, 2013

Thom Yorke, Disclosure, The Knife, Chic, Jamie xx, Hot Chip announced for Warehouse Project

The 2013 season will kick off on September 27 and run until January 1, 2014

  • Jul 24, 2013

Thom Yorke and Beck to appear on JJ Doom reissue

Last year's 'Key To The Kuffs' will be re-released as an expanded 'Butter Version'

  • Jun 20, 2013

Thom Yorke anti-poverty painting up for auction

The piece, titled 'Business School For The Dead' is being sold to raise money for charity

  • Jun 18, 2013

Radiohead's Thom Yorke composes soundtrack for new documentary about tax avoidance

'The UK Gold' will also feature music from Massive Attack's Robert Del Naja

  • May 16, 2013

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Doom, Thom Yorke & Jonny Greenwood - 'Retarded Fren'

Doom, Thom Yorke & Jonny Greenwood - 'Retarded Fren'

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  • Nov 7, 2011

Live Review: Latitude

Britain's most bourgeois bash packs serious musical treats for the Suffolk pushchair brigade. Henham Park, Southwold, Suffolk, Thursday July 16 – Sunday July 19

  • Jul 29, 2009

Thom Yorke: The Eraser

Thom Yorke bares his inner-self – albeit obliquely

  • Jul 7, 2006

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