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International Observer

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The chief perpetrator of the International Observer experience is keyboardist, songwriter and producer Tom Bailey.
Following the success of his post-punk pop group The Thompson Twins, production work for the likes of Deborah Harry and the ambient techno of his Babble project, Tom Bailey was lured to the exotic climes of New Zealand.
NZ culture has a long history of appreciation for reggae, creating the perfect inspiration for Tom's exploration of the dub artform he had deeply loved since the seething post-punk infatuation of the music in the late 70s.
Early in 2002 Tom released 'Seen' on Different Drummer in the UK, following this with “Heard” in 2007 and then “Felt” in September 2009, both on Dubmission Records.
Since then his attention has been diverted to his other projects: the Holiwater Band, the Bailey-Salgado Project and his revived pop career as ‘The Thompson Twins’s Tom Bailey’.
Thankfully dub has lured him back into the studio once more, and fresh cuts are promised for 2018.

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