Thomas Jonak

Thomas Jonak

 Devon, Pennsylvania, USA
BandPopSinger/Songwriter

"we cannot insure success, but we can deserve it" As any artist these days knows music must be personal and at the same time completely universal. "Though we've all seen singer-songwriters before, we've never heard one like this." "Thomas is a fantastic source of beautiful melody and lyric."

Biography

"I feel like all I've done over the past year is bounce east to west, north to south; traveling to do this work, but I know it's all worth it. I'm very lucky to be working with these amazing musicians; writing, producing and performing."

"Before You Came Around"; the upcoming freshmen debut by Thomas Jonak has definitely been a group effort. The east coast native spent the last year building piece by piece his first album with the help of some old and some new friends. After a brief introduction to producer Warren Huart at Swing House Studios LA in November of 2006 the album was off the ground. Thomas was put in contact with writer/performer/musician Jay Clifford, from Jump Little Children, to begin laying a foundation for "Before You Came Around".

After nearly nine months of writing and re-writing studio time was set aside for the album to be recorded. Tracking began at Swing House Studios august 15th 2007. Assembled for the album were several amazing musicians, including pianist and guitarist Jay Clifford (Jump Little Children) guitarist Dave Levita (Howie Day, Alanis Morissette) drummer Victor Indrizzio (Avril Lavigne, Macy Gray, Aimee Mann) and bassist Dan Rothchild (Beck, Fiona Apple, Sheryl Crow). The albums producers, Warren Huart and Dan Rothchild, veterans of the music industry have produced and worked with some of the most influential artist around including Howie Day, The Fray, and Augustana. Now with the album in post production, including mixing by Mark Needham (Killers, Michelle Branch) a tentative release is set for early 2008.

Lyrics

Before You Came Around

Written By: Thomas Jonak

Verse
She said "don't speak, I don't want your mouth to ruin this"
and for "right now, this is all i need"

Choirs
But you should know. There've been others here long before you ever came around, and there'll be other at your back if your gone.

Verse 2
And I try to say, I mean, I've never been one for subtle. If I play the part we could stretch this out forever.

Choirs
But you should know. There have been others here long before you ever came around, and there'll be other at your back if your gone.

Bridge
Oh no look what they've done. They torn us into a million pieces. Just slow down 'cause we've only just begun, we've got all the time in the world to figure it out.

Losing Ground

Written By: Thomas Jonak

Verse
Don't wait for me I'm right behind you.
Turning the corner I get closer every time you walk away.

Verse 2
Un-wrench your hands from my shoulders. Outside the stars leave me vacant every time I walk away.

Choirs
I'm losing ground with every step i take. I'm crossing out all the plains I made, and did I turn my back on one more yesterday? It's to late to know for sure.

Verse 3
Don't wait for me I can't follow. You're searching for something, I've been standing here beside you all this time.

Bridge
The more I know, the less I find you

First Day Alone

Written By: Thomas Jonak

Verse
Daylight, just like a stranger and the skyline slowly changing in the headlights. You've taking the long way around

Choirs
When you feel like I do love. When every path brings you back home. Helps you stand in light of your first day alone.

Verse 2
Daybreak sends out a warning that your heartache comes with the morning. When you wake, there's no one to be found.

Bridge
And I wanted you to know that everything burns away.

Discography

BEFORE YOU CAME AROUND - released March 2008

Set List

Losing Ground
Reverse
First Day Alone
Planes and Stars
River
Like I Do
Feed The Moment
Wheel Of Your Car
Before You Came Around
Endlessly Wondering
Fool Like That