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Theo<\/span> Tams<\/h1> <\/div>\n <\/div>\n <\/div>\n
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Fun should be the chief component in anyone\u2019s life: smiles, laughter, jokes, a general bounce in every step you take. But until recently for Theo Tams \u2013 pop singer, songwriter, international performer and Gemini Award-nominated final Canadian Idol champion (class of 2008) \u2013 it was the one element missing from his life.<\/p>\n

\u201cI tend to be quite serious and intense,\u201d Tams admitted when he released his last six-song EP back Pocket, the follow-up to his 2009 debut album Give It All Away. \u201cBut I feel this music is more fun than anything I\u2019ve done before.\u201d<\/p>\n

You can hear it in his ebullient and electrifying self-penned pop songs: whether it\u2019s the piano-driven romance of the energetic \u201cStay;\u201d the entertaining \u201cSteal Your Love Away\u201d or the pining \u201cWhen You\u2019re Not Around.\" \u201cI\u2019ve learned to have fun, enjoy the ride, the journey and not take things so seriously,\u201d confesses Tams, who is signed to Slaight Music and will soon release even more new music via Hidden Pony\/Universal Music Canada. \u201cAnd I think that\u2019s really reflected in my new music. There are still those really intense ballads that\u2019s a huge part of the music that I make, but I\u2019ve also have thrown myself into a different sound and just kind of let go.\u201d<\/p>\n

Prior to Canadian Idol, Tams, who plays trumpet and piano, lived in the Lethbridge suburb of Coaldale, (population 7493), and a strict, religious household, where he taught himself to write songs. \u201cI think that writing just became my vice,\u201d he admits. \u201cI tended to write about everything, the majority of my songs are still from personal experience. But today, 10 years out of Idol, I\u2019m much more aware of who I am not only as an artist, but as a person, and I feel that this music is the best I\u2019ve ever created. I\u2019m eager to share it with the rest of the world.\u201d<\/p>\n<\/div><\/div><\/div> <\/div>\n