Pop savant Thomas Walsh was born in his parents house in Drimnagh, Ireland, in 1969. "Lazy bugger even then I was, not wanting to go to the hospital to be born". As men landed on the moon and the sixties were officially coming to a grand musical close at Woodstock, Thomas set about listening to all the classic pop music that was streaming forth literally every week from his parents TV, radio and stereo. "My brothers started to bring Al Stewart, Mike Oldfield, Queen and E.L.O records into the house along with Roy Wood, Slade and Gilbert O'Sullivan ones that my Mam and Dad already had there.....you can see why I'm steeped in a love of great pop!".
If Brit Awards were handed out to Best Kept Secrets or Lamentably Lost Legends, Pugwash wouldn’t be able to move under the weight of their gongs. In the 20 years since the Irish band was formed by Walsh their reputation has grown by stealth and they’ve caught the attention of almost all of Walsh’s musical heroes, but mainstream success has remained frustratingly, tantalisingly just out of reach.
Thomas's love of classic pop is manifested in his music - songwriting that has garnered him an impressive collection of celebrity name-drops he can count as fans (Brian Wilson! Jeff Lynne!). His cricket-themed collaborations with The Divine Comedy's Neil Hannon (as "The Duckworth Lewis Method") saw Thomas garner Ivor Novello, Choice Music Prize and Meteor Awards nominations and UK Top 40 albums.