Paul Thomson

Indie rock, Composer

1976 –

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Who is Paul Thomson?

Paul Robert Thomson is the drummer for the Glasgow-based band, Franz Ferdinand.

Thomson has always been interested in music, able to play various instruments such as guitar, keyboard and bass guitar in addition to the drums.

During the late 1990s he was drummer of The Yummy Fur and was at one point part of The Purple Bajengas and Pro Forma. It was in The Yummy Fur that Thomson would meet Alex Kapranos Huntley. When The Yummy Fur broke up, Thomson had various odd jobs DJ-ing and working as a nude model at the Glasgow School of Art.

In 2001 Thomson joined Franz Ferdinand, originally playing guitar. He later switched to drums, on the condition that he would not be hidden by his drum kit. He also does backing vocals, and sang lead on the German version of "Tell Her Tonight" from B-side of the "Michael" single. The English version is from Franz Ferdinand.

His record label, NEW!, only releases material on vinyl records.

Thomson currently resides in Glasgow, with his wife Esther. Together they DJ as Polyester. They had a baby boy named Georgie in July 2006, and on the 19 September 2008 they had another boy and named him Ronnie.

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Sep 15, 1976
Also known as
  • Thomson, Paul
  • United Kingdom
Lived in
  • Glasgow

on July 23, 2013


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