The Seattle-based band, THEM, is a new pop-rock project quickly gaining momentum. With mentors aplenty at their side - currently the rock musician and KEXP DJ, Eva Walker, and previous mentors the world-traveling drummer, Heather Thomas, Nicki Danger of Pink Parts and others - the multi-instrumentalist quartet has played local Emerald City hotspots like The Skylark Cafe and the West Seattle Summerfest. The group, comprised of four talented teens with harmonies in spades, is set for a steady rise toward fresh and brightened musical horizons.
Thompson is 16 years old and a sophomore in high school. She has been in private music lessons since she was 10 years old and was inspired to start making music by her single mom. Thompson's mom has always had a love for music but never had the resources growing up to be a musician herself, so it motivated her to enroll Thompson in music classes. Thompson plays piano, guitar, bass, and she sings in the band.
Ellie is 18 years old and is studying music business in college. Ellie has been involved in the music for the past five years both performing and working as an admin at a concert venue, for local bands, as well as her local music school. When COVID hit in March she was laid off from all of her jobs in the industry and ended up getting a job as a Life Enrichment music specialist at an assisted living home. She has really found a passion for bringing joy to residents during this difficult time with the gift of music and often plays THEM's music to bring liveliness to the residents. Ellie began piano lessons at just five years old and grew into learning guitar, bass, drums and more recently lap steel slide guitar.
Hudson is 16 years old and also a sophomore in high school. She asked for a glittery guitar for Christmas when she was in just third grade and that's where her passion for music sparked. She has fallen in love with songwriting and gradually picked up violin, vocals, bass, and piano. She plays violin still in her high school orchestra and plays music to bring joy to the people around her.
Maia is 19 years old and graduated this past year. She was accepted to Seattle Pacific University but had to defer due to COVID. Since then, she has been working full time at a local Seattle Bakery to pay for school. She began playing piano 12 years ago, when her parents noticed her starting to play by ear and has since then taken music lessons and has discovered a love for drums as well as vocals being in the choir. Maia plays drums, piano, guitar and she sings.