Niles Thomas has a haunting and sultry voice that lies somewhere between romance and darkness, woven into smooth, down-tempo chill music.
Collaborating with two-time GRAMMY nominated producer-programmer, Carmen Rizzo (Seal, Coldplay, Alanis Morrisette, Kate Havnevik, Paul Oakenfold, Delerium) and featuring Keyboardist, Jamie Muhoberac (Seal, Bush, Faith Hill, Alanis Morrisette, Bob Dylan), to create a sensuous poetic and soothing musical experience, Niles Thomas' music is well on its way to whispering itself into the ears of new listeners around the world.
This music stirs up a unique blend of sophistication, romance, and style.
Niles has been honing in on his skills as a musician and songwriter for quite some time. Being proficient with the guitar, bass, a bit of piano, and programming on the computer, has enabled him to record most of the music on his own up until his recent collaboration with Carmen. "I just can't do it anymore", says Thomas. "I've spent the last 4 or 5 years writing, recording, and playing every instrument at my home studio, but when you're that close to the music and have no other outside influences or opinions, it's easy to lose what it is you set out for. I had completely lost site of my direction."
"In my first meeting with Carmen, I remember saying ... I'll put all my trust in you. In fact, I don't want to be around while you and Jamie are doing your thing. Looking back on it, they probably didn't want and/or need me to anyway (LOL). We figured out which songs to record, I gave him some of the music files that I already recorded, and the charts for reference. I knew we were on the same page with respects to the direction of the material, so why not give free reign."
"Two or three weeks later, Carmen emails me the MP3's of what had been completed thus far. Upon my first listen, I simply wept. The tracks were everything I could have dreamed of and more. All I had to do now was go back in and re-record the vocals to match the new vibe of the music. It all came together so seamlessly, it's still a little hard to swallow."