Thomas Frank Hopper is a Belgian singer, musician and songwriter who created his own brand of rock music. He was born in Bruges (Belgium), just like his mother. When he was a toddler, the family moved to Africa until he was 16 years old. Before returning to Belgium, he spent time in Lagos City and Cairo, where he went to an English and French college. With his dad’s musical influences – Genesis, Supertramp, Led Zeppelin and Pink Floyd – he picked up a passion for music quite quickly.
Thomas Frank Hopper is a confident lap steel player. Before taking on his latest project full time, he played in ‘funk / groove’ bands. As an adolescent, he was also into (pop)punk music. That shows in his current live shows.
Bloodstone is Thomas Frank Hopper’s latest album. The twelve tracks were produced by the artist himself. Mixed and recorded by Alexandre Leroy at the Studio Six in Brussels.
No autotuning, no click recording. Just good old-fashioned music.
With TFH what you see is what you get. No autotune, no click recording, just old-fashioned bluesy rock music. Well produced and crafted, live sounding, expressive, real and flawed (just like the best jewels). Hopper explains: “We like the old school rock style with old school riffs on the electric guitar. We do not hesitate to increase the gain to hear the sizzling from our tube amps, the real nature of the beast.”
– Spirit Rocks (UK – March 2021)