Hamish Thomson


Hamish Thomson is an award winning songwriter, producer, composer and multi-instrumentalist based in Vancouver, B.C. 

 
Hamish started his music career as a drummer/multi-instrumentalist in bands and after spending years performing, touring and in the studio as a session player, he branched to explore his passion for , TV/film composing, songwriting and music production.

As a composer for tv/film, Hamish's music can be heard in over 30 TV MOW's over the past 2 years including  season one and two and three of the Hallmark channel hit series, Chesapeake Shores.
  This year Hamish was nominated for 3 Leo Awards, two for Best score in a TV movie and one for best score in a dramatic series taking home the award for his score for Love Locks (Hallmark Hall Of Fame).
Selected other series and movies include : Date My Dad (UP TV series season 1), Hailey Dean Mystery: (TV movie series), Morning Show Mystery (TV movie series), While you Were Dating (TV MOW), At Home in Mitford (TV MOW), Art of Us (TV MOW), Christmas for Joy, (TV MOW), Looks Like christmas (TV MOW),  
and on the feature film GRAND UNIFIED THEORY where his score was shortlisted for best score at the Beijing International Film Festival and Short film BEYOND THE CALL as well asTV shows such as  CONTINUUM, MOTIVE, BITTEN, ARCTIC AIR and BLOOD TIES have featured his music.
 
As a recording and touring artist,  Hamish co-founded the Vancouver based power trio, Big Tall Garden playing over 200 shows with them. In the year 2000, he began experimental recording sessions under the moniker "The Hermit" producing ambient electronic music with live instruments which led to the creation of his debut album “Flying out of Solitude”. A successful independent release led to multiple West Coast Music Award nominations and a label deal with Nettwerk Records.
On the 2005 follow-up Wonderment, Thomson once again acted as producer, but this time captured the essence of a diverse pool of musicians and vocalists including Frazey Ford (The Be Good Tanyas), Martina Sorbrara  (Dragonette), C.R. Avery and Allison Shevernoha (Paper Moon). Wonderment was a success in Canada, garnering The Hermit an Indie Award for “Favourite Electronica Artist” at Canadian Music Week 2006 and a #1 chart placing on Bravo TV’s Video Countdown with the song “Sir Real”. More recently,  Hamish is half of the Vancouver based duo, onelight that has recently released its debut record and have since toured the globe with dates in places from India to New York.
 
As a producer and session player Hamish has been involved in well over 40 albums and has worked with an excellent roster of producers and mixers around including Mike Fraser (Franz Ferdinand, AC/DC, Metallic), Howard Redikopp (Mother Mother, Tegan and Sara, The New Pornographers), Garth Richardson (Rage against the Machine), Krish Sharma (The Rolling Stones) and Mike Rogerson (Green Day, Goo Goo Dolls).
 
His love of music is infectious and he believes in capturing that moment of spontaneous magic.