Bright Light Bright Light / Michael Hensley
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Bright Light Bright Light is the moniker of Welsh-born Rod Thomas, a singer, writer, producer, and DJ. In 2010, his debut single "Love Part II" was a taste of what Thomas has been working on for his debut album, Make Me Believe In Hope, with the Invisible Men (Jessie J). Drawing influence from the late '80s and early '90s, Thomas has crafted a brand of shimmering electropop that nods to Depeche Mode, Bjork, Yazoo, and Ace of Base. Mixing a love of classic songwriting with a love of the dance floor, Attitude magazine describes him as a “creator of emotional disco moments that only Kylie or Robyn can normally provide.” He opened for Ellie Goulding on her 2010 Lights tour, and has played alongside Sound Of Arrows, Monarchy, as well as at SXSW. Later this year he will perform at Bestival.
Michael Hensley creates a hearty brand of electropop that balances the mechanical with the emotional. Inspired in a large part by his experiences as a member of Boston’s gay communities, he crafts an intensely genuine message and serves it amidst pulsating rhythms, contagious melodies, and a solid pop structure. Hensley released his second album, Heart Mechanical, in March 2012. His sound finds its home alongside more recent electro pioneers Goldfrapp, Fischerspooner, Robyn, and Royksopp.