Thomas Priest (born October 7, 1997) is from East Northport, Long Island, NY.
On his 13th birthday, he started to learn the electric guitar and realized there that he has a passion for music. Later he would also pick up the acoustic and bass guitars. He began songwriting when he was 15 years old.
His first performance was at his school’s talent show where he would realize his love for singing. Within that same year he began writing and recording his songs in a studio. After completing two tracks which are on YouTube, Thomas set his dream to become a singer-songwriter.
Thomas, while a senior in high school, was a section leader of the Concert Choir and was a featured soloist singer in the schools acapella group. He was also part of the Huntington Community Choir where he performed with numerous choirs at Carnegie Hall and was chosen to sing with a quartet during the performance.
After the death of a classmate in 2015, Thomas knew exactly how to heal community: with music. He organized a benefit concert which included music, readings and videos. He let anyone or group interested in participating in the concert to come up on stage. His event was able to raise $1,500 to be put in a scholarship fund along with 125 plants donated to the school as a living memorial.
Thomas Priest has always offered his time to community events. For the past three years he has performed at Relay for Life singing not only cover songs but some original work. Thomas is currently studying Music Business at Belmont University, Nashville, Tennessee.
Genre: indie alternative rock, pop