About Nigel Thomas

 

Nigel   Nigel Thomas is a professional Double Bass player, Composer, Bandleader and teacher. Nigel started playing aged 17, he studied classical double bass technique for three years but is mainly self taught. He has strong soul and blues influences in his background and an affinity with the swinging Jazz masters of the 40’s and 50’s onwards, through to the ethnic and contemporary Jazz of today. Nigel has recently released a new CD ‘Hidden’ which consists of mostly his original compositions with his new quartet featuring Paul Booth, Winston Clifford and Mark Edwards Throughout his career he has worked regularly with many great players including Byron Wallen, Jim Mullen, Clare Martin, Pete King, Don Weller, Russell Malone, Toni Kofi, Dick Pearce, Bryan Spring, Robin Eubanks, Steve Fishwick, Simom Spillitt, Julian Nicholas, Pete Jacobsen, Winston Clifford, Ben Castle, Paul Booth, Jon Toussaint, Mark Bassey, Renato D’Aiello, Anita Wardell, Bobby Wellins, Geoff Simkins, Mark Edwards, Alan Barnes, Joe Lee Wilson, and Arnie Lawrence, to name a few.  In the mid 90’s he formed the Nigel Thomas Quintet, featuring Byron Wallen, Mark Edwards, Winston Clifford, and Joe Robinson and later recorded the critically acclaimed C.D. ‘Yoichi’ comprised entirely of Nigel’s original compositions.  He’s played at major festivals in Switzerland with Alex Maguire’s ‘Cat’o’Nine Tails’ and toured extensively throughout Europe with the highly rated/celebrated Celtic fusion band Carmina which featured the late great pianist Pete Jacobsen and recorded the C.D. ‘Weather in the Heart’ with the band which was produced by Donal Lunny in Dublin.  Nigel featured in singer Alyson Green’s Quartet and works throughout the U.K. in various bands Quartet’s, Trio’s and Duo’s.  He has recorded with many other bands and is currently working on several other musical projects and performing live with the Nigel Thomas Quartet. Please feel free to contact us for more info