Kenny Thomas

London born Kenny was a boxer & even had a job with BT before turning his hand to a singing career…

His breakthrough came in 1991 with his debut hit ‘Outstanding’, a cover of the Gap Band classic & which hit No.12 in the UK chart. Three more singles followed including his biggest hit ‘Thinking About Your Love’ (that peaked @ No.4) & ‘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 & 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 last album ‘Breathe’, an all British affair produced by the likes of Mark Jaimes & Danny Saxon, 5AM, Sir Piers & 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 @ our 6th event which was ultimately, a crowd pleasing masterclass on the Soulstice Main Stage. This was followed by a second appearance in 2016 fronting Ernie McKone’s all-star band.

Kenny continues to put out great records as both a solo artist & on projects with the likes of Cool Million, The Doggett Brothers & fronting the reformed 80’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. If you would like to contribute to this, no matter how big or small your donation, please go to this JustGiving Page.

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