Thomas Edward Yorke (Now shortens it to Thom E. Yorke. The "E" is in tribute to e.e. cummings)
DOB: October 7, 1968
INSTRUMENT: Guitar, vocals, keyboards.
EDUCATION: Abingdon School; studies English and art at Exeter University.
PREVIOUS BANDS/JOBS: Played guitar in Exeter techno band Flickernoise; worked as an ordely in a mental hospital.
FIVE KEY WORDS: Creative, guarded, sarky, moody, hyperactive.
FAVORITE MUSIC: (Past influences) Elvis Costello, Scott Walker, Japan, R.E.M, Throwing Muses, Joy Division. (Current faves) P.J Harvey, Faust, Can, Prince Buster, DJ Shadow, Laika, The Verve, Penderecki.
STUFF HE'S SAID: "I'm a control freak." "I can't delegate. I don't care what anybody says about burning myself out becauseI just feel like I have to do all this stuff, it's too important." "Exit Music was the first performance that we recorded where every note of it makes me really happy." "Being in a band turns you into a child and keeps you there." "It's a fine line between writing something with genuine emotional impact and turning into little idiots feeling sorry for ourselves and playing stadium rock." "The others were all brought up to be polite. I wasn't."
WHAT THE OTHERS HAVE SAID ABOUT HIM: "He's very quiet. He can get tense very quickly. He's moody and childish and aloof but he can also be very affectionate and friendly." (Jonny) "If he has a day off he'll spend it shopping." (Jonny)
Send your congratulations to Thom for becoming the proud father of baby boy Noah on 2.6.01 by emailng to email@example.com (title the letter "The New Delivery")