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Luke Pickman: Interpreting the Music of Thomas & Friends

Luke Pickman

Luke Pickman is a multi-instrumentalist who is reinterpreting the classic music of Thomas & Friends. Known as Instrument Maniac on YouTube, he pieces videos of himself playing multiple instruments to create a virtual orchestra. We talk to him about how he creates these new arrangements and why the music of Thomas & Friends deserves to be reviewed. This is a continuation of our conversation with Thomas & Friends composer Mike O’Donnell.

See his work on YouTube, and check out a sample of his music below.

We also review the newly released book “Steam in the Family” by Avril Rowlands. You can purchase your copy here.

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Question of the Day

What is your favorite piece of music that makes you think of trains? Let me know and I will respond to your comments in our next episode.

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3 thoughts on “Luke Pickman: Interpreting the Music of Thomas & Friends

  1. Nick Chillianis

    Sorry, Nick, but you lost me on this one. This is the first episode I didn’t listen to. It doesn’t speak to my generation. (I am Gen-Old)

    I really have no interest in Thomas or Polar Express or any other fantasy train kiddie stuff.

    Your T1 Trust episode was superb though. More like that, less like this.

    Merry Christmas, and a happy New Year.

  2. Nick Ozorak Post author

    I’m sorry you didn’t like this episode. That said, many people have enjoyed it, and my goal is always to explore the different niches of the hobby to celebrate what different people love. I hope you continue to listen and overall enjoy the show.

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