new album out now

new album out now
TJ - The Rainbow Bridge

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Supporting Sea Shepherd

"Songs for the out of sight Vol 1" is a brandnew album with artist who all came together and/or specifically composed tracks for the purpose of raising awareness for dolphins and whales. All proceeds will go directly to the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society. The album also contains a previously unreleased TJ track called "Osaka ni ikimasu" and the album is available for download for a smashing $5,- - GET IT HERE

Picture from the concert at the Brasshouse

TJ performed on Friday, April 27th at the Brasshouse in Birmingham during the "Ohanami Festival" for the Eiwakei Japanese Society where he only played material from the new album

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Another positive review

So far TJ's latest album has only garnered very favourable reviews. Long may that continue.

The newest review comes from Ireland's Vagabondes blog!

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Kind words

"I have just been listening to Thomas Janak's new album "The Rainbow Bridge" this afternoon and it's really good. I have heard a number of the tracks live, but it's nice to hear the whole album. Thomas, you should be really proud of this one. Well done - a great and original album with lots to recommend it for ... great beats, meaningful lyrics, a mystical style and professional production values make this a must buy." - Neil Williams (Musicologist)

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Gig at Ort cancelled

Unfortunately, I had to cancel my performance on April 14th at ORT in Mosley, Birmingham.

Still on stage twice soon:

01) TJ will perform a short 25-minutes set at the Ohanami Festival of the Japanese/Britsh society EIWAKEI at Birmingham's Brasshouse language school on Friday, April 27th - this event is open to all, too (time tba)£4.50

02) TJ live @ Zen Digbeth on Thursday, May 10th from 7.30pm FREE

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Friday, March 16, 2012

Saturday, March 10, 2012

First reviews are coming in

The album is OUT NOW and the first reviews are coming in:

While TJ's good friend and musical collaborator Thomas Racz thinks "the album is the best since VESICULA (1996)", the chillout lounge remarks:


Two longer reviews and an interview were being promised and we will post them here as well - watch this space

Friday, March 2, 2012

Gig(s) alert!

"The Rainbow Bridge" album is upon us so to speak and sharing art is what it is all about!

TJ has scheduled three live gigs in Birmingham in April and May 2012 and hopefully there will be more to follow soon.

Here's what is happening:

01) TJ live at ORT in Mosley on Saturday, April 14th from 8.30pm

02) TJ will perform a short 25-minutes set at the Ohanami Festival of the Japanese/Britsh society EIWAKEI at Birmingham's Brasshouse language school on Friday, April 27th - this event is open to all, too (time tba)

03) TJ live @ Zen Digbeth on Thursday, May 10th from 7.30pm

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

all is well across the bridge

TJ's gig last Saturday at the brown lion pub in Birmingham, where he performed a lot of brandnew material for the first time, went down a storm.

Bringing vocalist Zara Triconnet and Neil Arthur Williams "The Jean Michel Jarre from Tamworth" along helped proceedings.

The multi - national crowd was another real highlight for TJ as he has done many gigs against racism in the past and loves multiculturalism!!

Although the rather ambient, mellow tracks are definitely not Pub material they seemed to fit in rather well.

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Friday, February 17, 2012

Pics and audio from TJ's radio appearance

From left to right: Vocalist Zara Triconnet, TJ and Radio DJ Beccy Mynett.

TJ returned to the Beccy Mynett show on February 15th 2012 to talk about his upcoming album "The Rainbow Bridge" and his new music project with vocalist Zara Triconnet.


Monday, February 13, 2012

Radio and gig alert

TJ returns to the Beccy Mynett Show on TCR FM this coming Wednesday from 8pm GMT to talk about his upcoming album (and they will surely play a song or two).

On February 25th TJ will play live at The Brown Lion Pub in Birmingham/UK from around 7.30pm where he will perform a lot of songs from the new album for the very first time - free gig by the way

Friday, February 10, 2012

additional promo tools

Brochure outside

Brochure inside - the same text can be found inside the album

Tips on what to play first

The brochures are very limited and are for radio stations and labels only. Sometimes people who have won a CD will get one, too.

Over the years I noticed how vital and important it is to have a label on the CD that let's djs know what to listen to first.

The actual album layout, apart from my own layouts, hasn't been done yet and MMI will send them to me for proofreading when they're ready.

Friday, January 20, 2012

cd in print

Good news. The CD is now in the process of becoming a reality. In approx. three weeks the album will be available to all!!

The CD consits of 16 tracks with a total running time of about 58 minutes

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Good old Vince

Vince Clarke of Erasure, Yazoo and Depeche Mode Fame has created wonderful tunes for over 30 years now and is a huge influence regarding my understanding of music creation.

The new CD will be dedicated to him, may he go on forever!!

Saturday, January 7, 2012

artwork is taking shape



All songs have been recorded and the songs for the new album have been chosen. It won't take long now - watch this space