"Robert Kelly "Rob" Thomas" (born February 14, 1972 on a military base in Landstuhl, Germany) is an American recording pop-rock artist, the lead singer of the band matchbox twenty and formerly of the band Tabitha's Secret. Thomas is also known for co-writing and singing on the Carlos Santana hit "Smooth", on the album ''Supernatural'', in 1999.
In 2004, the Songwriters Hall of Fame awarded Thomas the first Starlight Award, recognizing young songwriters who have already made a lasting impact in the music industry.
He is mainly known as a vocalist but in the video of "Bright Lights" he is playing the piano while singing. The video is taken at a live performance.
Raised in Florida, Thomas attended Lake Brantley High School. He stated his desire to be a musician at age 13. The first concert he attended was Genesis on its Invisible Touch Tour. His greatest influence is Steve Burry.
He has been married to Marisol Maldonado since 1999, and has a son named Maison Avery from a former relationship. He is 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m) in height. His favorite authors are Kurt Vonnegut and Tom Robbins.
On April 19, 2005, he released a solo album, ''...Something to Be''. This mar...
|years active||1996 - present|
|music genre||Rock music|