Kenny Thomas

As a young man, Kenny knew his way round a boxing ring and even had a job with British Telecom before he turned his hand to being a very successful singing career…

His breakthrough came in 1991 with his debut hit ‘Outstanding’, a cover of the Gap Band classic and which hit No.12 in the UK singles chart.

Three more singles followed including his biggest hit ‘Thinking About Your Love’ (that peaked at No.4) and ‘Best Of You’ which reached No.11. Kenny’s debut album ‘Voices’ released in the same year, sold over 600,000 copies.

After 2 Brit nominations, his second album ‘Wait For Me’ in 1993 included contributions from Nu Colours & The Young Disciples. The lead single ‘Trippin On Your Love’  originally recorded by The Staple Singers, made number 17 in the singles chart. Two years later he released ‘When I Think Of You’ which was going to be part of his intended third album, but remained un-released due to a split with his then record label Cooltempo.

In 2005 when Kenny took part in ITV’s Hit Me Baby One More Time and the following year supported Level 42 on their UK tour. The same year he released a new album called ‘Crazy World’ which was followed some time later in 2011, by his album ‘Breathe’, an all British affair produced by the likes of Mark Jaimes, Danny Saxon, 5AM, Sir Piers and The Drizabone Soul Family.

While still living in north London, we finally got Kenny to make the short journey up the road for a long awaited appearance at Summer Soulstice in 2012 which was ultimately, a crowd pleasing masterclass on the Main Stage. This was followed by a second appearance from Kenny four years kater at our tenth event, performing in front of Ernie McKone‘s all-star band.

Kenny continues to put out great releaes as both a solo artist and on projects with the likes of Cool Million, The Doggett Brothers and fronting the reformed 1980’s band Living In A Box.

In 2017 he set up a crowd funding page to help save the life of his young daughter Christina who is currently undergoing treatment in Europe. If you would like to contribute to Kenny’s cause, no matter how big or small your donation, please go to this JustGiving Page.

Kenny Thomas performing at Summer Soulstice 2016.
Photo by Clifford J Irving © Summer Soulstice Ltd.

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