Ian Thomas Releases “Little Dreams”
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With a beautiful new recording, ‘Little Dreams’ (on Alma Records), Hugh’s Room is delighted to welcome Ian Thomas back, one of the sweetest, funniest guys around.
Ian first hit internationally in 1973 with “Painted Ladies”. With a Juno award, four SOCAN classic awards for "Painted Ladies", "Right Before Your Eyes", "Hold On" and "Pilot", a UNICEF Danny Kaye Humanitarian award,~Juno and Gemini nominations, 15 albums and nearly as many top twenty records later, Thomas has now added author to the mix with two novels, Bequest (Manor House 2006) and The Lost Chord (Manor House 2008).
Ian’s lyrics have been utilized in English textbooks while his songs have found international success with many artists such as Santana, America, Manfred Mann, Chicago, Bette Midler and Anne Murray.~He also records and tours the country regularly with good friends Murray McLauchlan, Marc Jordan, and Cindy Church in a band called Lunch At Allen’s.
From 1990 to 2000, Ian Thomas wrote &recorded four albums and toured with his band “The Boomers” who were comprised of some of the Canada’s finest musicians -~Peter Cardinali, Rick Gratton and Bill Dylan. When you add more than twenty movies as a film composer, six seasons on the Red Green Show as character Dougie Franklin and over a thousand commercials voicing characters from Clive Firkin of Firkin Pubs to Snap the Rice Crispie, the credit list starts adds up.
2009 saw Ian touring both as a solo artist and with Lunch At Allen’s, while completing the music for the animated series The Adventures Of Bob and Doug McKenzie and scoring two Hallmark Movies, The National Tree and Fairfield Road. Little Dreams has been a labour of love and worth all the pain!
To hear Ian Thomas live is to spend time with a master songsmith and humorist. Ian lives with his wife of 40 years in the Niagara wine region of Ontario because he likes both wine and his wife.
Sunday, November 4 • 8:30PM
Hugh’s Room • 2261 Dundas Street West
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