My Life as Ali Thomas didn’t have a beginning, though it took up to early 2013 for ‘Pie’ Kanyapak Wuttara to fully realize it was always there. The true meaning of Ali Thomas lies in Greek roots, which translates to ‘another twin’. This is the name she gave to the songstress in isolation, which she felt was in true contrast to her waking life.
When the songs she created in her bedroom became concrete, so did Ali Thomas. Her acoustic guitar and soulful voice resonates a longing for creative realization and old lovers, and bleeds a refreshing emotional honesty.
In 2014, Pie joined with guitarist ‘Rack’ Wipata Lertpanya and drummer ‘Taw’ Wannaphong Jangbumrung. This is when My Life as Ali Thomastook shape, combining a unique ambient Brit rock style with Pie’s distinctive folk sensibilities. What emerged was a unique and experimental sound.
They began distributing their work with Warner Music Thailand in October 2015, and were signed to the label in August of 2016 and released their debut album ‘Paper’, which helped establish the band as a favorite in local and regional festivals and earned them an invitation as the first Thai artist to showcase at SXSW in 2019.