Thomas started his musical career at age 21, self-recording debut album “Bleeders” and releasing it in Nov 2012 to rave reviews & national radio play.
From these humble beginnings, his music career has grown from strength to strength. Producing five studio albums in six years, receiving esteemed awards such as the Grant McLennan fellowship and APRA PDA award, and travelled the world, touring both nationally and internationally with respected acts such as Big Thief, Sparkadia, Julia Stone, Matt Corby, Father John Misty, & Of Monsters & Men and played acclaimed festivals such as SXSW twice, Filter’s Culture Collide festival in LA, CMJ NY, The Great Escape, Harvest and Falls Festivals.
As well as a thriving music career Thomas is also a prolific film-maker and photographer. He's produced several short films as well as all of the film-clips released to accompany his music and creates all of the design and photography around his current project "Daggy Man" entirely himself.
The moniker of “Daggy Man” has its origins in Calder’s fascination with pretending to be different characters throughout his childhood. One such character “Daggy Man” meant adopting New clothing and mannerisms to try and inhabit what it felt like to be someone else or another version of himself. This fascination with trying to understand and portray different perspectives would prove to be one of the core themes across Thomas’s career.