Bright Light Bright Light to support Elton at WHCS.
Bright Light Bright Light is the moniker of Welsh born, London based Rod Thomas who released his debut album 'Make Me Believe In Hope' to rave reviews - hailed by Sunday Times Culture as "a songwriter of extraordinary dexterity", ending up at no.4 in the Guardian Reader's Albums of 2012 poll, and touring with Ellie Goulding, Erasure and Scissor Sisters alongside his own sold out UK shows.
Bright Light Bright Light has been confirmed as the support act for this summer's Elton John concert at the Weston Homes Community Stadium on June 29th.
Rod, "the boy Robyn in all but name" according to the NME, is performer, songwriter, producer and DJ.
His debut record was put together with Boom Bip (Neon Neon), Andy Chatterley (Kylie, Nerina Pallot), The Invisible Men (Jessie J, Rita Ora, Iggy Azalea) and won the heart of journalists and fans alike since its release.
As remixer, his Kelis and Ellie Goulding mixes and bootlegs peppered blogs throughout the last few years. He made DJ mixes for Ministry Of Sound, fashion brands, and magazines, DJd at Glastonbury, Bestival, Standon Calling, numerous Pride events, and runs successful London 90s clubnight 'Another Night' in Dalston's Vogue Fabrics.
Spending some time in the US throughout 2013, he played a string of sold-out East and West coast Bright Light Bright Light shows, appeared in New York Magazine's Approval Matrix, been Time Out NY's critic's pick and been highlighted by Billboard Magazine as a "bubbling under" artist to watch.
Alongside making his own music, he's also part of Slow Knights, a musical collective formed by Del Marquis of Scissor Sisters, whose debut album 'Cosmos' came out 25th March 2013 to very strong reviews and a lot of love from Billboard Magazine.
Pet Shop Boys themselves also wrote about his "sparkling" 'West End Girls' cover with Scissor Sisters' Ana Matronic, recorded to raise awareness of Hetrick-Martin Institute.
His sophomore album 'Life Is Easy' will be released July 2014, and will feature his duet with Elton John 'I Wish We Were Leaving' which within 3 days of premiering online was picked as USA Today's song of the week, and praised by The Guardian, The Independent and numerous journalists.