Join Mandy Goodhandy and co-host Todd Klinck as they chat with Theo Tams:
Ppop singer, songwriter, international performer and Gemini Award-nominated final Canadian Idol champion (class of 2008)
You can hear it in his ebullient and electrifying self-penned pop songs: whether it’s the piano-driven romance of the energetic “Stay;” the entertaining “Steal Your Love Away” or the pining “When You’re Not Around, it’s a live wire sound that seems to boast an extra spark or two.
Prior to Canadian Idol, Tams, who plays trumpet and piano, lived in the Lethbridge suburb of Coaldale, (population 7493), and a strict, religious household, where he taught himself to write songs.
“I think that writing just became my vice,” he admits. “I tended to write about everything, the majority of my songs from personal experience.”
Influenced by Sarah McLachlan, Jann Arden and the team of Bryan Adams and Jim Vallance, Tams – who scored a No. 1 AC hit here with Ali Slaight for their charity duet “Do You Hear What I Hear?” –is ready to introduce Theo 2.0.
“I’m much more aware of who I am not only as an artist, but as a person, and I feel that this music is the best I’ve ever created. I’m eager to share it with the rest of the world.”
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