‘RT EP’, the third release from pop singer-songwriter Thomas Fiss, is now available on all digital outlets. ‘RT EP’ is a collection of songs written by OneRepublic singer Ryan Tedder, and was recorded in just six days. “These songs were already on a pedestal for me, and I hope I did them justice,” the former Varsity Fanclub member said. Get a free download of the track ‘Gravity (Unplugged)’ at ThomasFissMusic.com and watch a video promoting the release below.
‘RT EP’ Tracklisting:
1. Speak Up
3. You Don’t Care
Thomas Fiss loves his fans, and has introduced an exciting promotion around the release of his latest, self-titled EP – four ‘Happy Birthday’ packages that include personalized birthday greetings from the former Varsity Fanclub member on your or a friend’s birthday, and signed copies of his two EPs. Visit ThomasFissMusic.com/HappyBirthday to find out more about the different packages, then head back to the homepage to preview some of the songs on the new EP, including ‘Island’ and ‘Better’. The Thomas Fiss EP will be released Tuesday (October 26).
Twist magazine listened in as Thomas Fiss performs his song ‘Run Away’. The former Varsity Fanclub member also revealed what his favorite summer date was. “I think it was last summer,” Fiss said. “I took a girl out sailing in the afternoon. Had lunch on the boat, it was very awesome. There was this little island in the bay down where I’m from, and we parked the boat and hung out on the little island for awhile. There was no one else around. It was awesome. Then at night, there were fireworks, so it was pretty amazing.” Watch the comments via YouTube below.
Former Varsity Fanclub member Thomas Fiss did an acoustic cover of the Taylor Swift hit ‘You Belong With Me’. Watch the YouTube performance below.
Drew Ryan Scott of Varsity Fanclub updated fans on the boy band’s blog at MySpace (@varsityfanclub) on Saturday (May 30), talking about the news Thomas Fiss is leaving the group and Thomas Carter is his replacement. Drew writes:
Thomas can never be replaced… so I don’t want anyone thinking TC is his replacement or that TC is the reason Thomas is gone. It’s not like that at all.
TC is a great kid from Georgia…. he’s 16, about 5 ft 9/ 5 ft 10… amazing dancer and singer… fun… energetic… honest… and has that desire to do this in his eyes that I need to see in the eyes of someone who I’m putting my life on the line for.
He has all the great personality qualities that I saw in Thomas. No he isn’t Thomas and no he’s not trying to be Thomas…. he is just being him. We need a 5th person to sing in our 5 part harmonies. And we need someone to make all our steps and moves complete. Someone we can trust, someone we can build a VFC future with. And TC seems to the perfect fit with us…so please give him a chance..
You have someone new to learn about and someone new to laugh at. Thomas is still a couple MySpace clicks away… promise… he’s the same ol good ol Thomas we always knew and loved.
All I ask if you all give TC that shot you gave me and Thomas and the rest of the guys when you first heard about us…do you remember back then? The first time you heard or saw us… when was it??? where was it?? Give TC that same welcome feelings you gave us… The same feelings that make me want to wake up everyday and work around the clock to bring you new music, videos, and friendship. I am willing to not sleep at all for all of you… I will post videos, songs, pictures whatever you want all night. Because I am dedicated to all of you. Let’s take over the world together!
Varsity Fanclub checked in with fans on their blog at MySpace (@varsityfanclub) on Thursday (May 28), announcing that Thomas Fiss has left the boy band on friendly terms, being replaced by Thomas Carter. They write:
VFC has been a group for almost 3 years. In those three years the 5 of us have grown to love one another as brothers. In life, everyone hits their own fork in the road where they need to decide if the road they’re traveling on is still the right one for them. In our case one of our brothers felt they were meant for something different. So for everyone who doesn’t know; Thomas decided to leave the band.
We want everyone to know that there are no ill feelings towards this move. It was something that the 5 of us had been talking about for a while. Thomas is an amazing person and we will miss him very much. We all knew he had that San Diego Breeze calling him from the start anyways. :) We support him with whatever he chooses do, as he continues to support us. Our hearts are broken, but we must continue on as Varsity Fanclub. Don’t worry.. you can still find all of our videos as the original group on YouTube.
With light of our sad news, our day does end on a happy note. The newest member of Varsity Fanclub is TC (Thomas Carter). You can find him on our top friends. We believe he will bring a strong presence to the group, and we think you all will like him very much.
We hope that you all understand and will continue to support us. We promise that we will always continue to bring you the best that we have to offer. Look for a new Photos of the group in the next couple weeks, as well as videos and merch. We love you. Have an amazing day!!! :)