Fred Thomas has produced music for artists such as The Magic Lantern, Ellie Rose Rusbridge, Lily Luca, Emine Pirhasen, Kadialy Kouyate, Sophie Fetokaki, Simone Alexander, Peter Thomas and Adam Beattie, as well as most of his own music. With a multitude of instruments at his disposal – Steinway grand piano, organ, harpsichord, pump organ, double basses (Mittenwald 1800 and Piedmont 1850), electric bass, electric guitar, spanish guitar, steel string guitar, guitarron, cavaquinho, banjo, cello, viola, violin, bass viola da gamba, drum kit and percussion – Fred approaches recording as a totally independent art form, seeking to fulfil the composer’s intentions as well as contribute something from his own musical experience (classical, jazz, world, groove, folk). Fred works with Reaper or ProTools.
“I have had the great joy of working with Fred as a producer on a number of albums and musical projects. He is without doubt the most inventive, original and accomplished musical mind I have worked with. Whether it was writing whole arrangements for songs, playing any number of instruments or just helping me to get the best take – his calm and organised approach and absolute dedication made it possible to realise the music I heard in my heard. I can’t recommend him enough.” – Jamie Doe (The Magic Lantern)
“I have had such a good time working with Fred: his work is both creative and original but all with the purpose of highlighting mine. What else could I ask? The best listener ever.” – Lily Luca
‘Fred has a great sense of transforming a song into something you never expected but always wanted, while keeping the essence of where it started. Plus all the imagination and skills necessary to deliver.’ – Adam Beattie
“I found it very enjoyable and rewarding to work with Fred as a producer. He really took the time to understand and support me in realising my own creative vision for the music and was always ready with great ideas when I needed them.
He takes a lot of pride in his work and I appreciated that he really wanted to get it right. On top of all that, he’s a bloody incredible musician, so I knew I was in safe hands.” – Simone Alexander