Landon Thomas
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Landon Thomas

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2014 | INDIE | AFM

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States | INDIE | AFM
Established on Jan, 2014
Solo R&B R&B




"Monroeville Musician"

"I never knew a local artist who sounds that major" Melvin Plowden - Kyle Lawson

"Braddock Musician gains momentum"

Pittsburgh R&B artist go from performing at a suburban Moose Lodge to being featured in an award-winning film? Landon Thomas can tell you.

In 2014, Thomas, 23, received an email from former Shadow Lounge owner Justin Strong saying there was a movie being filmed locally that was looking for new artists. So, with the pluck that has defined the early stages of his music career, Thomas sent the producers some songs. “They didn’t pick any of the songs. They actually looked me up, found the song that they wanted,” says Thomas, “and then made me go and re-edit it so there were no cuss words.”

The song is an R&B ballad, “LSD” (for love, sex, drugs), and the movie is Me and Earl and the Dying Girl, which, like Thomas, has Pittsburgh roots; not only was it filmed here, it’s set here, too. The film won the U.S. Grand Jury Prize at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival.

The intersection of film and music has framed much of Thomas’ experience. He says he learned how to sing by watching the TV movie The Temptations (which was filmed a few blocks from where Thomas lives in East Liberty). A large influence of his is Usher, who was also featured in a film, Poetic Justice, before making it big. And Thomas even had a stint in film school, experience that comes in handy when making music videos for Vevo.

Thomas grew up listening to his parents’ music — Prince, Tupac, N.W.A. — on his front porch in Braddock and credits his mom, also a singer, for his vocal talent. How does she feel about some of his more risqué lyrics? “I have a 1-year-old daughter. She knows what I’ve been doing,” he says, laughing.

While he pursues his music career, Thomas works full time and runs a production company, LIE Productions, which he started with friends, “people who I know will work diligently with me.” He hopes to plan an all-R&B show by October.

Will he be making any Moose Lodge appearances soon? Maybe. As an artist, says Thomas, “You have to be willing to perform anywhere. The moment you start taking yourself too seriously is the moment it stops being fun.” - Kimberly Olsen


3pack EP

Want EP


The Heartbreaker EP

Beautiful Music



Landon Thomas is an R&B Singer/songwriter/producer Born and Raised in the eastern area of Pittsburgh, PA. Coming from a family of diverse musicianship, Landon started singing at the age of four. Overtime, Landon has learned to vocal arrange, produce vocalist, become a lyricist, and build full albums for himself and others. At the age of 26, Landon has produced a song for the Movie “Me, Earl, and the Dying Girl” soundtrack which received acclaim and accolades Sundance indie film festival of 2015 and was mass produced by Fox Searchlight films. Landon has also opened for Raheem Devaughn, Jagged Edge, and Genuine among other local acts. In 2016, Landon and affiliates started their own indie music label The Admin with the backing of the Distribution company Symphonic Distribution. As of 2019, Landon has launched his own independent distribution company named “Homegrown Distribution” catering toward independent artist seeking mass distribution to all digital forms of music media. His latest Musical effort “Afrodisiac” will be released in the late summer. To listen to his current content his previous EP “Want” is available on all digital platforms. 

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