Thom Huhtala began his musical endeavours in Hamilton, Ontario, but it wasn’t until moving to Halifax, Nova Scotia, that he discovered his passion for songwriting and performance art. Despite his birthplace across the pond, Thom has become accustomed to Canadian culture and influence by traveling across the country independently in support of his music. Joined by musicians Bryan Goman and Geoff Fogden after moving to Toronto, the Thom Huhtala Band soon found a home as the house band of local Parkdale hotspot Motel. After being joined by guitar player Andrew McGill, the quartet quickly caught the attention of local blogs Blog TO, Weird Canada, and Art Rocker (UK). The group continued their unorthodox work by undertaking the writing of a score for Carl Dryer’s 1928 silent film The Passion of Joan of Arc. The performance was part of Nuit Blanche, Toronto’s all night art festival and received unanomous praise from the patrons. Thom’s albums Wave, Mixtape III and the self-titled Bad River debut were mentioned on top Canadian release lists of 2013, including Wavelength’s own list of the top 100 Canadian songs of 2013.