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Will you play, baby?

by Joanna on October 20, 2010 in Music

Wellington five-piece The Thomas Oliver Band have spent the past few years touring and playing live throughout New Zealand with the likes of Fat Freddy’s Drop, Gin Wigmore and Britain’s Oli Brown. Within this time the band have also written and recorded their debut full-length album Baby, I’ll Play to be released in early 2011.

The release of the second single and title track ‘Baby, I’ll Play’ in late October 2010 follows the success of ‘Goin’ Home’ released in February and selected for the Best Music Video category at the Rushes SOHO Shorts Festival in London. A second video from Weta Productions director Jennifer Quinlin accompanies the new single.

To celebrate the video release, the Thomas Oliver Band play at San Francisco Bathhouse on Friday 29 October 2010. Tickets are available from (which is a clever service we really should post about sometime) and Real Groovy for $15 (no booking fee), or $20 on the door.

EDIT: Oh! But we have a double pass to give away! If you want to win, leave us a comment naming another famous Thomas, and we’ll draw one at random next Thursday. Yay!

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Louise October 21, 2010 at 10:25 am

Thomas the tank!

Kate October 21, 2010 at 10:26 am

Thomas the Tank Engine

Stacey October 21, 2010 at 10:28 am

Thomas Edison!

Julie October 21, 2010 at 10:28 am

Thomas Magnum – Magum PI !!!!

Annika October 21, 2010 at 10:37 am

Thomas Crown

Lars October 21, 2010 at 10:58 am

Thomas Edward Yorke

Edward Clark October 21, 2010 at 11:06 am

Thomas Brunner – NZ’s ‘middle island’ explorer

Jess October 21, 2010 at 11:11 am

Thomas Jefferson

Ben October 21, 2010 at 11:49 am

Thomas Leuluai

Seamonkey Madness October 21, 2010 at 12:06 pm

Thomas King (he of Wellington astronomical fame)

Sam October 21, 2010 at 4:23 pm

Thomas the Apostle.

Sean October 21, 2010 at 4:36 pm

Thomas ‘tom’ Morello

(‘We gotta take the power back’)

amelia roberts October 21, 2010 at 9:47 pm

Thomas Crapper!

Kate October 22, 2010 at 9:38 am

Doubting Thomas!

mishan October 22, 2010 at 8:56 pm

Dylan Thomas

Emma October 25, 2010 at 9:04 pm

Thomas Yeates!

Benn October 27, 2010 at 11:33 am

Thomas Stearns Eliot most commonly known as T.S. Eliot

Cameron October 27, 2010 at 2:33 pm

Thomas (Tom) Waits

Chris October 27, 2010 at 4:22 pm

Tommy, “the tit” from Snatch… haha

Nikki October 27, 2010 at 5:01 pm

Thomas Marvolo Riddle

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