Rod Thomas

Welsh-born, New York City-based artist Rod Thomas makes music as Bright Light Bright Light, creating pop music influenced heavily by cinema, with nods to the ’80s and ’90s, his formative decades (the moniker Bright Light Bright Light is a line from Gremlins), in its colorful, effervescent presentation. He has released four studio albums including the 2020 #1 UK Dance Album Fun City, which focused on the LGBTQ+ experience and featured such guest vocalists as Sam Sparro, Andy Bell of Erasure, Madonna collaborators Niki Haris and Donna De Lory, and Justin Vivian Bond, and 2016’s Choreography, which featured three songs with Elton John, all Scissor Sisters members and Grammy-nominated Mykal Kilgore. He’s also a celebrated DJ who runs the Time Out NY Recommended party ‘Romy & Michele’s Saturday Afternoon Tea Dance,’ based on one of his favorite films, and an in-demand remixer who’s worked for Jewel, Erasure, Loren Allred, Dannii Minogue, Drag Race stars Jujubee and Katya among many others. He runs his own label, YSKWN!, which also acts as an umbrella connecting and amplifying LGBTQ+ voices in the arts and local businesses. (Photo by Warren Giddarie.)


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Blood and Black Lace: A Cut Above the Rest in the Lurid World of Giallo

By Rod Thomas | October 25, 2021

Blood and Black Lace: A Cut Above the Rest in the Lurid World of Giallo

Rod Thomas, the cinephile musician behind electronic pop band Bright Light Bright Light, on Mario Bava’s cult classic horror.