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Ian Thomas
1963 - Cardiff, Wales
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Ian Thomas
Ian Thomas is a session drummer from London, UK, born 1963 in Cardiff, Wales.

Without doubt Ian is one of the UK's most sought after and respected session players.

In 1984, he moved to London to pursue his career. There, he joined the National Youth Jazz Orchestra.

Ians musical credits see him playing in diverse musical genres from Big Bands through to working with artists such as Eric Clapton, Paul McCartney, Elton John, Sting, Mick Jagger, George Michael, Tom Jones, Seal, Rufus Wainwright, Mike & The Mechanics, Michael Jackson and many others.

Ian also has numerous credits for TV and film scores and was the drummer for „The Voice” in Great Britain.

From the jazz and soul worlds some credits are: Hamish Stuart, Kenny Wheeler, Jamie Cullum, Jim Mullen, David Sanborn, Al Jarreau and the NDR Big Band.

Ian was part of the band which played behind Winwood and Clapton at the Crossroads Guitar Festival in July 2007.

He also played at the Clapton and Winwood Madison Square Garden shows in February 2008 and joined Eric Clapton’s touring band for the dates in the Eastern U.S. and Canada in May 2008.

Ian Thomas - Eric Clapton

© Richard Ecclestone

Masters Place - Knoepfler Tour

Ian Thomas - Laurence Cottle

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