Doveman is the distinctly subdued art pop project of Thomas Bartlett, a singer, songwriter, and keyboardist also known for his work as a producer and in-demand sideman (David Byrne, the National). While Doveman issued four albums between 2005 and 2009, the alias resurfaced on later releases, including remixes.
A native of Brattleboro, Vermont, Bartlett formed the folk group Popcorn Behavior with childhood friend Sam Amidon (fiddle) and his younger brother Stefan Amidon (drums) in 1993. At the time, their ages ranged from ten to 13. The group released three albums through 1999 before Bartlett moved to London, England, where he studied piano with Maria Curcio. After a year, he relocated to New York City to enroll at Columbia University, though he eventually dropped out when he found work playing with bands including Chocolate Genius and Elysian Fields.