Kenny Thomas + Guests

Sat Oct 23 2021

7:30 PM - 11:45 PM (Doors 6:30 PM)

Madding Crowd

14a Commercial Road Bournemouth BH2 5LP

£21.50 - £32.00

Ages 18+

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Kenny was born in Islington, North London. In the early eighties the heart of the neighbourhood was beating with the sounds of Soul, Reggae, Lovers Rock and Jazz Funk. He sang in the choir at the local church to the delight of his mother and had a busy career as an amateur boxer to the delight of his father! At 15, Kenny’s vinyl collection was boasting such milestone albums such as “Songs in the key of life” and “Hotter Than July” by Stevie Wonder (his favourite singer), “Off The Wall” & “Thriller” by Michael Jackson and the legendry “Joy & Pain” by Maze. Like any serious music junky Kenny and his mates were constantly buying and exchanging records, then eventually purchasing musical instruments in an attempt to create their own sound. “One friend bought a bass guitar and a Moog synthesizer, I bought an acoustic and an electric guitar, we just jammed all the time trying to emulate the soul and Jazz funk records we loved” reminisces Kenny. It was around this time the family moved further east, towards Hackney. As fate would have it they moved just a stones throw away from Eddie Grant’s studio, The Coach House, where Eddie had recorded hits including the 1979 track “Living On The Front Line.” ” I remember one very cold winters evening a friend and I plucked up enough courage to go and knock on the studio door. No one was in, we went back again and again until, one night, Eddie’s brother answered,” recalls Kenny. He was 18 and his voice was beginning to develop into a fine soul voice, something that didn’t go unnoticed by Eddie’s brother. “We managed to raise some funds to record a couple of tracks, most of which came from a friend who worked in Hatton Garden. Eddie came down to the studio one time and remarked on my voice, saying I had “a nice commercial voice” remembers Kenny. They eventually got a small record deal at President Records thinking they had hit the big time but nothing really happened and Kenny retreated into a 9 to 5 job in the West End. So, after throwing his umpteenth sicky from his current job to pursue his musical career, Kenny stepped into the studio in Acre Lane, Brixton to record “Outstanding” with a young, talented record producer called Ritchie Fermie. His manager took the single into Cooltempo Records, who at the time had signed another of his artists, Monie Love. Within a month Kenny was signed and later that year began making an album with producer Ian Green for one of the leading dance and hip-hop labels in the UK. His label mates included GangStarr, Eric B and Rakim, Doug E Fresh & The Show, and Masters at Work to name but a few. This time he knew he wouldn’t have to throw any more ‘sickies’ and finally handed in his notice at the 9 to 5 job! Kenny’s 3rd studio album, “Him,” was in the record company starting blocks ready to go into the promotional/ marketing machine when he had his epiphany: He hadn’t stopped for 6 years and he needed to take time out. For the discerning lovers of modern UK soul Kenny has never been away. They’ve watched him become one of the finest voices and performers the UK has produced. He’s a rare artist, who can seamlessly move from soul to broader musical arenas. In 2004 he lent his vocal talent to Stonebridge’s smash album “Can’t Get Enough” where he featured on the track “Gotta Give It Up” and then again in 2007 on a further Stonebridge album called “Music Takes Me” on the track “You Don’t Know”.

Kenny Thomas + Guests

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TicketWeb are committed to supporting grassroots & independent music across the UK and are proud to partner with & support the work of the Music Venue Trust. A 50p contribution from the booking fee on each ticket goes directly to maintain and sustain this venue. For more info on the work the Music Venues Trust does to support grassroots venues in the UK please visit www.musicvenuetrust.com

Kenny Thomas + Guests

Sat Oct 23 2021 7:30 PM - 11:45 PM

(Doors 6:30 PM)

Madding Crowd Bournemouth
Kenny Thomas + Guests

£21.50 - £32.00 Ages 18+

Kenny was born in Islington, North London. In the early eighties the heart of the neighbourhood was beating with the sounds of Soul, Reggae, Lovers Rock and Jazz Funk. He sang in the choir at the local church to the delight of his mother and had a busy career as an amateur boxer to the delight of his father! At 15, Kenny’s vinyl collection was boasting such milestone albums such as “Songs in the key of life” and “Hotter Than July” by Stevie Wonder (his favourite singer), “Off The Wall” & “Thriller” by Michael Jackson and the legendry “Joy & Pain” by Maze. Like any serious music junky Kenny and his mates were constantly buying and exchanging records, then eventually purchasing musical instruments in an attempt to create their own sound. “One friend bought a bass guitar and a Moog synthesizer, I bought an acoustic and an electric guitar, we just jammed all the time trying to emulate the soul and Jazz funk records we loved” reminisces Kenny. It was around this time the family moved further east, towards Hackney. As fate would have it they moved just a stones throw away from Eddie Grant’s studio, The Coach House, where Eddie had recorded hits including the 1979 track “Living On The Front Line.” ” I remember one very cold winters evening a friend and I plucked up enough courage to go and knock on the studio door. No one was in, we went back again and again until, one night, Eddie’s brother answered,” recalls Kenny. He was 18 and his voice was beginning to develop into a fine soul voice, something that didn’t go unnoticed by Eddie’s brother. “We managed to raise some funds to record a couple of tracks, most of which came from a friend who worked in Hatton Garden. Eddie came down to the studio one time and remarked on my voice, saying I had “a nice commercial voice” remembers Kenny. They eventually got a small record deal at President Records thinking they had hit the big time but nothing really happened and Kenny retreated into a 9 to 5 job in the West End. So, after throwing his umpteenth sicky from his current job to pursue his musical career, Kenny stepped into the studio in Acre Lane, Brixton to record “Outstanding” with a young, talented record producer called Ritchie Fermie. His manager took the single into Cooltempo Records, who at the time had signed another of his artists, Monie Love. Within a month Kenny was signed and later that year began making an album with producer Ian Green for one of the leading dance and hip-hop labels in the UK. His label mates included GangStarr, Eric B and Rakim, Doug E Fresh & The Show, and Masters at Work to name but a few. This time he knew he wouldn’t have to throw any more ‘sickies’ and finally handed in his notice at the 9 to 5 job! Kenny’s 3rd studio album, “Him,” was in the record company starting blocks ready to go into the promotional/ marketing machine when he had his epiphany: He hadn’t stopped for 6 years and he needed to take time out. For the discerning lovers of modern UK soul Kenny has never been away. They’ve watched him become one of the finest voices and performers the UK has produced. He’s a rare artist, who can seamlessly move from soul to broader musical arenas. In 2004 he lent his vocal talent to Stonebridge’s smash album “Can’t Get Enough” where he featured on the track “Gotta Give It Up” and then again in 2007 on a further Stonebridge album called “Music Takes Me” on the track “You Don’t Know”.
Kenny Thomas

Kenny Thomas

Soul

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AVAILABILITY: HIGH - LOW

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Ages 18+
limit 6 per person
Standing
£21.50 (£20.00 + £1.50 Fees, excluding any delivery costs)
BOOTH TWO (6 SEATS) Restricted Stage View
Please note - restricted stage view
PRICE PER SEAT
£26.75 (£25.00 + £1.75 Fees, excluding any delivery costs)
BOOTH THREE (6 SEATS)
Please note - restricted stage view
PRICE PER SEAT
£32.00 (£30.00 + £2.00 Fees, excluding any delivery costs)

Delivery Method

eTickets

Terms & Conditions

This event is 18 and over. Any Ticket holder unable to present valid identification indicating that they are at least 18 years of age will not be admitted to this event, and will not be eligible for a refund. Event is seated only, tables / chairs cannot be rearranged. All drinks have to be purchased through our app & full table service is provided. Please arrive with your full group to avoid unnecessary movement around the venue.

TicketWeb are committed to supporting grassroots & independent music across the UK and are proud to partner with & support the work of the Music Venue Trust. A 50p contribution from the booking fee on each ticket goes directly to maintain and sustain this venue. For more info on the work the Music Venues Trust does to support grassroots venues in the UK please visit www.musicvenuetrust.com