Thumpty Jumpty started making electronic music in 1995. As a freshman in high school, he was introduced to drum machines, synthesizers and MIDI. He soon began writing dance music. Influenced early on by his older brother’s love of dance music, he wrote house, trance and even a little bit of happy hardcore.Thumpty Jumpty plays guitar, bass, drums, piano and sings.
It wasn’t until his last band, where he was the lead singer and rhythm guitar player, broke up that he started to assemble his collection of electronic instruments for the purpose of producing electronic music on a serious level. “I always wrote techno as a hobby. I loved the music and loved writing it, but I never took it seriously until the band folded.” Thumpty Jumpty started immersing himself in the music scene and paying close attention to what people were listening to. “I did lighting for raves since the late 90's through 2010, as well as running lighting at a club that had a weekly Friday night techno night. I was always involved in the scene in some capacity. I only took a few years away to pursue the band I was in, but I always knew I’d reconnect before too long.”
He reconnected in 2012 with his first label release on Blake Records with the single “Never Let You Go” featuring vocalist Nina Sainato. With follow up releases from Lyon Echo records scheduled for summer 2013, Thumpty Jumpty is here to stay. Thumpty Jumpty’s approach to making music is almost exclusively hardware based. Using an awesome collection of hardware and drum synthesizers, he prides himself on creating his own sounds, “I’m obviously trying to create sounds similar to what everyone is using right now, but it feels good to know that I’m not just calling up presets and following the herd. Most of the time, I’ll start with a preset that sounds close to what I’m thinking, but I’ll always make changes — de-tune an oscillator here, sync a filter to an LFO there — there are just too many creative options on most modern synths to limit yourself to presets. Sound design can be tedious, but it’s fun.”
Currently, Thumpty Jumpty is working on his live show. He plans to break the mold set by other artists, “I don’t want to just be another DJ. I can DJ, but I want my live show to be about performing music, not queueing up finished mixes on CD and MP3.” His live show is a myriad of synthesizers and drum machines all synced together to the lighting, video and laser show. “It’s a live show I’m very proud of. I know that once people see it, they’ll see the love I have for the music and the performance. I just want people to see something they haven’t seen a thousand times before — I just want them to love my music as much as I do.”