About Thomston & Wafia
As Thomston, New Zealander Thomas Stoneman makes yearning alternative pop tinged with elements of electronica, R&B, and hip-hop. He released his first EP, the home-recorded School Night, in 2014, and signed with Sony for his debut album, Topograph, issued in 2016.
Stoneman was born in London, England in 1995, though his family relocated to Titirangi in suburban Auckland, New Zealand when he was still an infant. He began classical piano lessons at the age of five. By high school, he was writing songs and entering music competitions, which led to a management deal while he was still a teenager. Using the portmanteau Thomston, he released his home-recorded debut EP, School Night, in early 2014. He followed it up that June with the Argonaut EP, which included production help from Joel Little (Lorde, Broods) and Josh Fountain (Leisure). The four-track Backbone EP arrived less than a year later, in April 2015.
In early 2016, Thomston released the single "Window Seat" featuring Australian EDM artist Wafia, and a few months later, he was the support act on an arena tour with Broods. Thomston made his Sony debut in September of 2016 with Topograph, his first full-length release. ~ Marcy Donelson
- London, England
- 13 November 1995