Thom Sonny Green

Thomas Stuart Green[1] (born November 1985), known professionally as Thom Sonny Green, is an English drummer and electronic music producer.

Thom Sonny Green
Thom Sonny Green performing with alt-J at Melt! Festival in 2013
Thom Sonny Green performing with alt-J at Melt! Festival in 2013
Background information
Birth nameThomas Stuart Green
BornNovember 1985[1]
Harrogate, North Yorkshire, England
  • Drums
  • percussion
Years active2007–present
Associated actsalt-J

Green attended Leeds University, where he met the musicians with whom he would found the band Alt-J in 2007. The band released its debut album, An Awesome Wave, in 2012, followed by This Is All Yours in 2014. In 2016, Green released a solo album of electronic music entitled High Anxiety.[2][3] The album was recorded over a span of several years while on tour with Alt-J, and reflects Green's medical problems with anxiety and major hearing loss due to Alport syndrome.[4][5]

Drumming styleEdit

Green plays without any type of cymbals, instead replacing the usual hi-hat with a muted cowbell, and the cymbals for a tambourine. He has however added a small Chopper cymbal for the song "Pleader" used on tours after the release of Relaxer. He also uses a small 10-inch snare as his main piece for a more electronic sound.



With Alt-JEdit


  1. ^ a b "ABSOLUTELY NO WORRIES (UK) LLP - Overview (free company information from Companies House)". 7 May 2013. Archived from the original on 10 July 2020. Retrieved 1 April 2021.
  2. ^ Review of High Anxiety, Pop Matters
  3. ^ Review of High Anxiety, NME
  4. ^ Review of High Anxiety, The Guardian
  5. ^ Review of High Anxiety, Paste Magazine

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