At once, spring of 2016, Tom Larsen, SLC Utah native, jumped back into music after an extended hiatus raising family. Tom started writing songs early--age 7--and began producing and recording his own material at 16. By 23 he ran a state-of-the-art post-production recording studio, scoring films while his own songs caught the interest of legendary British producer Ken Scott (Bowie, Beatles, Supertramp). A UK record deal offer followed, but he decided his young and growing family (including a son with special needs) needed full attention (late 80s).
Tom was lured back to the stage when his son (also a musician) invited him to perform in a sold-out show featuring a tribute song (“Heroes”) the day after the family's fave artist (David Bowie) suddenly passed away. The fuse was lit! Within a matter of months, Tom had put together 3 bands: 2 were tribute bands--Major Tom & The Moonboys (Bowie); Major Tom & The Pirates (Rolling Stones) and The Vistanauts (Tom's original music). The Vistanauts’ debut Lp "Apollo Down" is a sonic travelogue and reinvention of "Major" Tom’s wide-ranged, eclectic musical muses through the years. Recent new singles "Electric Fire" and "TriBorg Monstrosity" reveal the broad depth and range of Tom and The Vistanauts' sonic, lyrical, influences and passion.