Thom Sonny Green

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Thom Sonny Green
Thom Sonny Green performing with alt-J at Melt! Festival in 2013
Thom Sonny Green performing with alt-J at Melt! Festival in 2013
Background information
Birth nameThomas Stuart Green
BornNovember 1985[1]
Harrogate, North Yorkshire, England
  • Drums
  • percussion
Years active2007–present
Associated actsalt-J

Thomas Stuart Green[1] (born November 1985), known professionally as Thom Sonny Green, is an English drummer and electronic music producer.

Green attended Leeds University, where he met the musicians with whom he would found the band Alt-J in 2007. The band released its debut album, An Awesome Wave, in 2012, followed by This Is All Yours in 2014. In 2016, Green released a solo album of electronic music entitled High Anxiety.[2][3] The album was recorded over a span of several years while on tour with Alt-J, and reflects Green's medical problems with anxiety and major hearing loss due to Alport syndrome.[4][5]

Drumming style[]

Green plays without any type of cymbals, instead replacing the usual hi-hat with a muted cowbell, and the cymbals for a tambourine. He has however added a small Chopper cymbal for the song "Pleader" used on tours after the release of Relaxer. He also uses a small 10-inch snare as his main piece for a more electronic sound.



With Alt-J[]


  1. ^ a b "ABSOLUTELY NO WORRIES (UK) LLP - Overview (free company information from Companies House)". 7 May 2013. Archived from the original on 10 July 2020. Retrieved 1 April 2021.
  2. ^ Review of High Anxiety, Pop Matters
  3. ^ Review of High Anxiety, NME
  4. ^ Review of High Anxiety, The Guardian
  5. ^ Review of High Anxiety, Paste Magazine

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