TJ - Love Letters From Cyberspace

TJ - Love Letters From Cyberspace
TJ - Productions 2010

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Bigger and Better

For those who can come along to the scheduled TJ gig on December 10th at Birmingham's Ward End Christian Spiritual Church (Free Entry) a special offer is waiting:

2 for 1 - two full length CD's for only £10,-

Monday, September 26, 2011

TJ Fan Page

For all things TJ, a fan page has now been created on facebook where one can not only listen to countless songs from numerous releases but also check out video clips, pictures and blogs about TJ's 30+ years in music.

Rehearsals for the December gig have also begun.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Listening made easy

We have made listening even easier now. Listen to 28 tracks from different releases right HERE

Listen to the music

In 30+ years Thomas "TJ" Janak's back catalogue is enormous.

Over 1500 songs have been recorded since the late 1980's alone and 176 songs have made it onto the numerous albums TJ has released over the past 20 odd years.

On December 10th TJ will perform many songs from his long musical journey, which is far from over.

The main focus will be given to his 2010 album "Love Letters From Cyberspace" and for lyrics and to listen to tracks from the album please visit HERE.

You may also enjoy listening to some songs from the now abandoned Final Composition project - listen HERE

To get a broader idea about TJ's output we recommend a visit to his 2005 Best of TJ album and his 2008 Best Of Digital Dreams album, the latter showcasing his 90's dance/trance output.

Or browse all albums and song snippets here

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

About Neil Arthur Williams

TJ is delighted to have Neil Arthur Williams as a very special guest during his pre-Christmas gig at Ward End On December 10th 2011.

Neil Arthur Williams, a Preston-born and bred resident of Tamworth is a self-employed writer, composer, musicologist and, not least, clinical hypnotherapist. He was a late-starter to musical training and only had his first-ever piano and theory lessons at the age of 27. Now aged 49, Neil is an internationally published composer via the worldwide digital release of his debut album entitled "The Hand of OMG – 34 Eclectic Instrumentals 1997-2011". On the road to this success Neil studied music and composition for 2 years at the University of Birmingham (1997-99) before winning two first-prize trophies at the Tamworth Millennium Music Festival (March 2000), including the ‘Composition Open Category’ first prize and the ‘Best Composer’ trophy for all categories.

He continued his musical training with the Open University for another 6 years gaining a music diploma, a BA with first-class honours, and an MA in Music with distinction (the first-ever awarded to an OU student). He is a recognised and published scholar on the great English composer Gustav Holst and is a world-authority on Holst’s orchestral masterwork The Planets of which he owns at least one copy of every commercial recording of the work ever made.

Earlier this year, BBC Radio 4 made a programme about Neil and his vast collection of material relating to Holst and The Planets. Several of his own piano compositions have been premiered at the annual concerts of the Holst Birthplace Museum and Trust in Cheltenham, of which he is a life member. He has also given talks about the Holst family and their creative output both at the Holst Birthplace Museum and the 2010 English Music Festival. His tastes in music are extremely eclectic, and he intends to perform a variety of music ranging from his own classical compositions to music from the world of media and pop.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Next TJ concert scheduled

TJ will soon be on stage again. The next gig has been scheduled for Saturday, December 10th 2011 3pm and will again be FREE OF CHARGE.

Listen here to some songs from the album that will be promoted.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

TJ's first ever UK gig

After practising for a number of weeks the day had finally arrived and TJ's first ever UK gig took place on Thursday, September 8th 2011 at the Zen Shop in Birmingham/England.

TJ performed the majority of songs from his 2010 album "TJ - Love Letters From Cyberspace" as well as brandnew material. Of course he threw in a few 90's tracks and also performed a song he wrote for a girlband in Dublin back in 2005.

The audience was attentive and the venue being a spiritual shop lent itself very well to TJ's dreamesque songs.

One listener later on went as far as saying that TJ's voice is reminiscent of Neil Tennant from the Pet Shop Boys which is a very nice compliment.

The new PA also worked well!

TJ live in Birmingham

An attentive audience at the Zen Shop in Birmingham