He’s a multi-platinum selling artist who dominated the commercial, soul and album charts in the 90’s. By the time he was 23 he had been nominated for 2 Brit Awards, shared the stage with such luminaries as Edwin Starr, Freddie Jackson, Kool & The Gang, Incognito, Mica Paris, Lalah Hathaway, and Lonnie Liston Smith and was a regular on TOTP! Then, on the eve of the release of his third studio album he decided, in his own words “to get off of the commercial treadmill, take some time out to take stock and then eventually get back in the studio writing and recording songs for the subsequent albums Crazy World and Breathe"…”
Kenny’s debut album, “Voices”, went platinum in its first week and went on to sell over double platinum in the UK alone, spawning 4 hit singles, “Outstanding”, “Thinking About Your Love”, “Best of You” and “Tender Love”. Then came his second album, “Wait For Me,” which also offered up a slew of hits including “Stay” and “Trippin’ On Your Love.”
His last studio album, Breathe, is a British affair blistering with 14 songs showcasing some of the finest UK songsmiths and producers from the soul, R’n’B and contemporary arenas.
From the opening track, “The Show Is Over”, produced by Mark Jaimes and Danny Saxon, who’ve worked with world-class vocalists from Luciano Pavaroti to Mick Hucknall, you know you’re in for a treat. Toast of the UK R'n’B and Gospel scene, 5am, offer up slices of seductive modern soul on the eponymous “Breathe”, “It Aint Perfect” and beautiful re-working of “Thinking About Your Love.” Sir Piers & Toni Economides put their Midas touch to “Coming Down From Love,” “Just Stay” and “Troubled Man.”
...…And Just when you think you’ve heard it all ,enter the beautifully crafted productions from Drizabone & the Soul Family on “Baby It’s You”, Richard Earnshaw giving props on “On The Outside,” Scott Whitman “How Do I Let You Go” and Music Eye on “It’s Better” and “Get Out”. The closing track, “Addicted”, is produced courtesy of Nicolas Bulostin.
You can preview the tracks on Soundcloud, and the album is widely available from Amazon, Itunes and Play.com and many other online retailers.....
The Thomas Brown Affair
The latest album and project known as The Thomas Brown Affair is a collaboration between Kenny and Wayne Brown, hit songwriter, producer and Jazz pianist who has collaborated with a diverse array of international artists including Billy Ocean, Ruby Turner, Junior, Lulu, George Michael and Johnathan Butler to name but a few. The album is a collection of some of their favorite classic songs performed in their own personal and unique style. The bulk of the album contains piano and voice interpretations of some classic songs, but also present are a couple of guest musicians, including the legendary guitarist Elliott Randall of Steeley Dan and Doobie Brothers fame.
Kenny and Wayne recently popped into Jazz FM and performed a couple of tracks live in the studio which you can see here.........
Heres a Sample from a recent Chelsea gig by Kenny & Wayne
Check Out This Footage from a recent Gig at The Hideaway In London
Peltsman -Ft Kenny Thomas-Your Love.
Independent artist Peltsman, one of the UK’s freshest new talents is preparing to officially release his latest single Your Love on 25th August. Building momentum by unveiling the release date for the official video via twitter, the track is already available for pre-order on ITunes.
Your Love was produced and remixed by LDN NOISE who’ve previously worked on records for the likes of Chris Brown and Tinie Tempah. Kenny has reworked the chorus from his 90’s classic Thinking About Your Love for a fresh updated feel & wishes Peltsman every success with this release
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Just Announced - An Evening With Quincy Jones.
The magic of Quincy Jones has not only revolutionised the music industry but has affected many of us more than we know helping bring to life the music of artists such as Ray Charles, Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald and Michael Jackson.
A celebration of music mogul Quincy Jones, this 90 minute long on-stage interview will provide the audience with a unique and insightful look at his life and career. The interview will touch upon his childhood in Chicago, establishing a musical career in Seattle, working with innumerable great artists as well as his career as a film and television producer, composer, arranger, record producer, record company executive, magazine founder, multi-media entrepreneur and humanitarian.
The first ever of its kind in London, this interview could divulge things you never knew about Mr. Jones and the musical performances will have you snapping your fingers and tapping your feet!
The show will be held in one of London’s best kept secrets: Britten Theatre. A very intimate evening limited to only 350 tickets, it will kick off with a music session lasting approximately one hour, at which friends of Mr Jones will perform.
Accompanied by the famous The AllStars Collective fronted by MD Paul Pacifico, well established artists as well as emerging new talent will take to the stage: Beverley Knight, Mica Paris, Jocelyn Brown, Sarah Jane Morris, Hamish Stuart, Jacob Collier, Sulene Fleming, Kenny Thomas, Sonique and Susan Black.
The evening will continue with an on-stage interview with Quincy Jones, followed by a special question and answer session where you will also get the opportunity to chat with the man himself.
It promises to be an unmissable, star-studded night of memories, milestones and music- a once in a lifetime opportunity to get up close and personal with one of the greatest music icons of all time.
"I'm probably the only one in the world you can name that's worked with Billie Holiday, Louis Armstrong, Ella, Duke, Miles, Dizzy, Ray Charles, Aretha, Michael Jackson, rappers. 'Fly Me to the Moon' was played on the moon by Buzz Aldrin. Sinatra. Paul Simon. Tony Bennett. I'm the only one." - Quincy Jones
Where: Britten Theatre, The Royal College of Music
Address: Prince Consort Road, London, SW7 2BS
Type: Star-studded pre-entertainment of live music performances / live on stage interview / Q&A session
Star Performers: Beverley Knight | Mica Paris | Jocelyn Brown | Jacob Collier | Hamish Stuart | Sarah Jane Morris | Kenny Thomas | Sonique | Sulene Fleming | Susan Black.
Doors open: 6.00PM
Event start: 7.30PM
Promoter: Rocco Buonvino Productions
Producers: Rocco Buonvino, Anca Nichols
MD: Paul Pacifico
House Band: The AllStars Collective