About Me

Thomas O'Shea, aka TY’O (pronounced "Tie-Oh") is a music producer, composer, audio engineer, multi-instrumentalist, singer, and songwriter. His love for music began at a very young age, with piano. He took interest in the keyboard at the age of 5 and started lessons at age 6. Soon after, he started to sing. With a love for the unusual, Thomas enjoys giving himself challenges and restrictions in different ways including making music with plastic bottles and creating full songs out of minimal equipment, like only using one synth. Having performed many different genres, Thomas is knowledgeable in many different styles of music spanning from classical to hip hop, pop to alternative and more. Thomas has been recognized by audio engineers, producers, composers and musicians alike having worked with artists like ILY Truly, Chrissy!, Alyssa Caroline, and Vuski; producers like a2rbeatz (Creek Boys, Lil Yachty), KXVI (21 Savage, Lil Tjay), and Yousef Semah (21 Savage, $UICIDEBOY$); and composers like Lilly Lavon Scott, Mack Booth, Micah Gehring, and Kate Rothschadl.

Thomas is currently at the University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh working on finishing his Bachelors Degree in Audio Production and Music Business and a Certificate in Music Composition. At school, he surrounds himself with music by participating in choir, chamber music, Composition under Dr. Edward Martin and Dr. John Mayrose, and solo piano under Dr. Eli Kalman. Furthermore, he has accompanied his colleagues on premieres of new compositions and other repertoire. He has also written and premiered some of his own works. While at school, Thomas has worked with studios, bands, groups and well known entertainment acts as an audio engineer, student, or collaborative musician. Along with school work, Thomas also involves himself in projects outside of the classroom with his friends and colleagues including with his side project Let Them Eat Cake (LTEC) with Lilly Lavon Scott, Michael Witteman, Kyle Cvecko, and Jessie Tischaefer. In between semesters, Thomas continues his work with bands, solo acts, and other performers in live settings, studio settings, or even remotely.

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A Versatile Sound Engineer

As a live sound engineer, Thomas as done it all. From work with well know entertainment acts outside of music including comedians, magicians, and other entertainment acts as seen on America's Got Talent, Penn and Teller's Fool Us, and even Ru Paul's Drag Race. Some non-musical acts Thomas has had the privilege of working with include names such as Chris Jones (AGT and Double Take), Cam Bertrand (AGT), Eric O'Shea (AGT and Creative Emmy Awards), and Mrs. Kasha Davis (Ru Paul's Drag Race and Workhouse Queen) just to name a few.

As a sound engineer and lighting programer for live music, Thomas works with a variety of genres including Country, Classic Rock, Pop, Hip Hop, Metal and Bluegrass- his specialty due to the popularity of Bluegrass in Madison, WI. Some notable performers, bands and groups Thomas has worked with include Skerryvore, grouptherapy., Indigo De Souza, Don't Mess With Cupid, The Astronomers, Natty Nation, Newski, and Pat McCurdy.

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