Thomas Dybdahl went out to become somewhat of a shooting-star in Norway. As a solo artist, the former guitarist of the band Quadraphonics released his first single EP Bird in 2000. His first release did not have much success, and his second EP from 2001, John Wayne, was also unsuccessful.
Beginning with the release of his first album entitled … That Great October Sound in 2002, the first part of his gold and platinum selling October series, he received national and even international appreciation for his unique work. Since then, and especially after the European release in 2004, Thomas Dybdahl’s notability has increased significantly. The mostly positive reviews tout Dybdahl as a new pop wonder comparable to Nick Cave, Jeff Buckley and other important solo artists. He received the Spellemannprisen and the Alarm Award for his outstanding work.
The release of his next two albums Stray Dogs (European release in 2005) and One Day You’ll Dance for Me, New York City further increased his standing as a respected artist.
The album One Day You’ll Dance for Me, New York City features the famous Norwegian philosopher Arne Næss speaking of quality of life, as a sort of interlude.
In 2004, he teamed up with artists from the bands Jaga Jazzist and BigBang on the project The National Bank, which immediately entered the Norwegian charts with the project’s self-titled debut album. It was released outside Norway in 2009.
His single Damn Heart, written for the Danish movie En Soap, was released in 2006 on Copenhagen Records.
In 2007, he performed as an opening act in the USA for fellow Norwegian artist Sondre Lerche.
He features as the vocalist on several songs from Morcheeba’s album Dive Deep.
- …that great October sound (2002)
- Stray Dogs (2003)
- One day you’ll dance for me, New York City (2004), (Danish version 2005)
- Science (2006)
- Waiting for That One Clear Moment (2010)
- Songs (2011)
 Compilation Albums
- October Trilogy (2006) (box set featuring all three albums, the remastered DVD and a bonus CD)
- Thomas Dybdahl (2009)
- Bird EP (2000)
- John Wayne EP (2001)
- Rain down on Me (2003)
- A Lovestory (2004)
- Damn Heart (20)
- Cecilia (2010)
 Other releases
- Quadrophonics – Q (1998)
- The National Bank – The National Bank (2004)
- The National Bank – Come On Over To The Other Side (2008)
- That Great October DVD (2003)
- That Great October DVD Digitally Remastered (2005)