FRED THOMAS

Fred Thomas (ARAM) studied at the Royal Academy of Music and is one of London’s most sought after multi-instrumentalists and composer/arranger/producers. A member of the FIRE Collective, he is known for his breadth of musical styles as well as for specializing in creative re-interpretations of J.S. Bach, with albums on Odradek, The Silent Howl and in 2019 on ECM.

In 2018 Thomas worked with Brian Eno on the latter’s forthcoming album. He has also appeared or collaborated with Pierre-Laurent Aimard, Jordi Savall, Jarvis Cocker, Ethan Iverson, Benoît Delbecq, Elina Duni, Tamara Stefanovich, Leo Abrahams and Olivia Chaney, as well as record labels Harmonica Mundi and Realworld.

He works regularly with the National Theatre and Shakespeare’s Globe. He teaches at Trinity Laban, is published by Spartan Press and Edition Wilhelm Hansen, and has produced albums for many artists internationally. His most recent compositions were performed internationally and at the Royal Opera House.

 

CURRICULUM VITAE

Fred Thomas (BMus Lond. Royal Academy of Music) (ARAM)

[email protected]

www.fred-thomas.co.uk

 

CURRENT PROJECTS

Solo Piano (J.S. Bach)

Polyphonic Jazz Band (MD)

Fred Thomas Bach Trio (MD)

Dick Wag: a Tribute to Richard Wagner, feat/ Benoît Delbecq – (MD)

Martin Speake/Ethan Iverson Quartet

The Beguilers (MD)

Elina Duni

Alice Zawadzki

BitterSuite

Chantilly Codex (MD)

F-IRE Collective

Lisa Knapp

Thomas Duo

Monk Spent Youth

Phelan Burgoyne Group

Kadialy Kouyate/Fred Thomas Duo

 

 

PAST PROJECTS

Electrofeit

Fred Thomas Jazz Trio

Mor Karbasi (MD)

Alex Bonney/Fred Thomas Duo

Jiri Slavik/Fred Thomas Duo

Basquiat Strings

Fly Agaric

The Magic Lantern (MD)

F-IRE Klang Codex

Fred Thomas/Oren Marshall Duo

Sister Mary & the Choir Boys (MD)

Barnaby Keen Band

Clara Sanabras

El Ultimo Tango

Ensemble Nuevo Tango

Fernando Egozcue Quintet

 

COLLABORATORS/APPEARED WITH

Brain Eno, Pierre-Laurent Aimard, Jordi Savall, Jarvis Cocker, Ethan Iverson, Elina Duni, Tamara Stefanovich, Leo Abrahams, Benoit Delbecq, Liam Noble, Elysian Quartet, Jeanne Added, Mor Karbasi, Native Dancer, Adriano Adewale, Kammer Klang, Phil Robson, Mark Lockheart, Jason Yarde, Maurizio Ravalico, Julian Siegel, Zac Gvi, The Memory Band, Christine Tobin, Byron Wallen, Liam Byrne, Resonance FM, BBC, CBSO, Seb Rochford, Kit Downes, Pete Flood, Alice Zawadzki, Phaedra Ensemble.

 

DISCOGRAPHY

Dance Suites’ by J.S. Bach – Fred Thomas (2017, Odradek)

The Beguilers’ – Fred Thomas (2015, F-IRE)

‘Duo’ – Peter Thomas & Fred Thomas (2015, F-IRE)

Electrofeit‘ – Fred Thomas (2015, The Silent Howl)

‘Intention’ – Martin Speake/Ethan Iverson Quartet (2018, Ubuntu)

‘To The Islands’ – The Magic Lantern (2018, Hectic Eclectic)

‘La Charme Impenetrable Des Artistes Tortures’ – Lily Luca (2016, Independent)

‘La Strategie de Foulard en Coton’ – Lily Luca (2015, Independent)

Balance l’aurore’ – Garance Louis and the Mitochondries (2018, Independent)

‘Lullaby of Bedlam’ – Sister Mary and the Choir Boys (2015, F-IRE)

“The Road Not Taken’ – Adam Beattie (Independent, 2016)

‘Wandering Heart’ – Brooke Sharkey (2017, Independent)

‘Daughter of the Spring’ – Mor Karbasi (2011, Harmonia Mundi)

“La Jeunesse’ – Jiri Slavik (2014, F-IRE)

‘EP Vol. 2’ – Native Dancer (2016, Independent)

‘Night Becoming’ – Ellie Rose Rusbridge (2014, Independent)

‘A World in a Grain of Sand’ – The Magic Lantern (2011, Hectic Eclectic)

‘In Search of Soma’ – Fly Agaric (2012, F-IRE)

‘Repose’ – Fred Thomas/Jiri Slavik Duo (2009, F-IRE Presents)

‘Foxlight’ – Iarla O Lionaird (2011, Realworld)

‘Living Standards’ – Fred Thomas & Zac Gvi (2013, F-IRE)

‘Below the Blue Whale’ – Alex Bonney & Fred Thomas (2013, Loop Records)

‘Twelve Tales from Abbey Road’ – Shortcuts (2009, Loop Records)

‘Sister Mary & the Choir Boys’ – Sister Mary & the Choir Boys (2008,Independent)

‘Musica Paradiso’ – Tina May & Guillermo Rozenthuler (2013, Quadrant Records)

‘El Ultimo Tango plays Astor Piazzolla’ – El Ultimo Tango (2006, Somm Recordings)

‘Le Grand Tango’ – El Ultimo Tango (2007, Somm Recordings)

‘Learnt from Love’ – Barnaby Keen (2011, Independent)

‘Londo’ – Kadialy Kouyate’s Sound Archive (2010, Independent)

It’s Time’ – Fred Thomas Trio (2006, Independent)

 

TEACHING

Trinity Laban

Chichester University

Prague Academy of Performing Arts

North London Music Academy

Christ’s Hospital School

Barbican Centre (with Michael Rosen)

Private Tuition

Teachers: Dave Holland, John Taylor, Avishai Cohen, Marc Copland, Fred Hersch, Pete Churchill, Barak Schmool, Oren Marshall, Gerard Presencer, Gwilym Simcock, Huw Warren, Billy Jenkins, Newton Armstrong.

 

PRODUCING

Alice Zawadzki

The Magic Lantern

Lily Luca

The Beguilers

Adam Beattie

Garance Louis

Ellie Rose Rusbridge

Rhia Parker

Miranda Joy

 

THEATRE/DANCE

Shakespeare’s Globe (MD)

The National Theatre

Filter Theatre

Everyman Theatre

Aldeburgh Festival

Spanish National Dance Company

The Yard Theatre

Richmix

Greenwich Dance Agency

 

PUBLISHING

‘J.S. Bach – 39 Chorale Preludes’ published by Edition Wilhelm Hansen

‘10 Bach Fugues for String Quartet, Volumes I and II’ – Spartan Press