Niskayuna High grad balances career and music
December 4, 2014
By BILL BUELL
DELMAR — Bryan Thomas is such a likable, easy-going kind of guy, it’s hard for him to remain serious when he’s talking about himself. Even if the subject is music.
“A lot of people want to say that I’m a cross between Prince and Joni Mitchell,” said Thomas, who will be performing at the Saratoga City Center on Dec. 31 as part of First Night Saratoga. “If they had a child I would be that disturbed individual. But I’m OK with that. They’ve both done some fine work.”
Since immersing himself into the music world in 1997, the Niskayuna and Middlebury College grad has gained a solid reputation locally as a soul rocker.
Metroland Magazine called his 2002 work, “Ones and Zeros,” the area’s “Album of the Year,” and Greg Haymes of the Nippertown music website wrote, “Thomas’ uncompromising songs are specifically local, yet gloriously global. He writes smart, and he writes from the heart, balancing intellect, passion and politics.”
Thomas grew up in Niskayuna’s Rosendale Estates and graduated from high school in 1987. A fine student, music wasn’t always his first priority…
Is the suspense killing you? There’s more at YourNiskayuna.com.
PS: Speaking of Niskayuna… there’s graduation, Winter Jam, Senior Show and wedding goodness in the Reunion video. Nisky stuff starts at the 1:55 mark. Have you seen it? Are you in it?