Carly Thomas is an accomplished singer/songwriter who was born in Thailand and raised in Argentina, France, and various parts of North America. Aside from her powerful lyrics, Thomas’ music is characteristic of various subgenres including modern folk, rock, and country. Having played everywhere from street festivals in Paris to the folk circuit in Manhattan, Thomas is a seasoned performer with 3 studio releases under her belt. Her albums to date include Distance (2003), Up This High (2009), and Explode (2014). She is available solo and with her full band.
Price Range: $250 and up
What to Expect
Carly Thomas can provide up to three 45 minute sets of original and cover material, performed in her own style. With the band (either 3 piece or 4 piece) the audience can get the full experience of her catchy indie pop songs as well as a dynamic set filled with swaying ballads, uptempo rock songs, and heartfelt lyrics.
Perfect for a mature audience, Carly has the ability to transform each song into an experience of emotional intersections. She has a voice that's easy to relate to, and a special something that makes folk-ish music interesting and intelligent.
Carly Thomas is an accomplished singer/songwriter who was born in Thailand and raised in Argentina, France, and various parts of North America. Aside from her powerful lyrics, Thomas’ music is characteristic of various sub-genres including modern folk, rock, and country. Having played everywhere from street festivals in Paris to the folk circuit in Manhattan, Thomas is a seasoned performer with 3 studio releases under her belt. Her albums to date include Distance (2003), Up This High (2009), and Explode (2014).
Spending almost a decade on Canada’s west coast, Thomas has recently returned to familial roots in London, Ontario where she received the 2015 Jack Richardson Music Award for Contemporary Singer/Songwriter. The return to Ontario’s music scene has been a welcome homecoming. Explode, which Thomas co-produced in London with Michael Marucci of Sonic Zen Studios, was nominated for EP of the Year by CHRW radio. She has also gone on to participate in various outreach projects and released a single in 2014 “I Remember You” in support of world suicide prevention day with all sales going directly to The Canadian Mental Health Association.
Having toured extensively in Canada, Thomas grabs listeners’ attention with gutsy stories of love and witty onstage banter. Her live performances are known for being dynamic and ever-evolving. She has recently been experimenting with electric guitar and plays predominantly with a full band where she is continuously pushing the boundaries of “Folk/Pop”.
She has shared the stage with countless artists such as Matt Barber, Trent Severn, and Jenn Grant, and has also performed at several festivals including Home County and NXNE. As an independent artist, Carly Thomas continues to enjoy success and creating an impact in the Canadian music scene.
From Explode EP:
The Montreal Train Song
Sink or Swim
I'll Find an Ocean
From Up This High
Drive Me Home
By Your Side
Every Night's a Party
Lovers in A Dangerous Time - a la Barenaked Ladies
Eye Of The Tiger - Glass Tiger
Just What I needed - The Cars
Dreams - Fleetwood Mac
Slide Away - Oasis
Let it Be - Beatles
Wagon Wheel - Old Crow Medicine Show
Firedoor - Ani DIfranco
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