The Michael E. Thomas Band

The Michael E. Thomas Band

 Belfast, N Ireland, GBR
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The Michael E. Thomas Band is a 3-piece rock band featuring guitarist/vocalist Michael E. Thomas. Powerhouse hooks and riffs with a pinch of pop is what drives this hardworking trio.
Shows available:
Solo-Acoustic Guitar/Vocals Covers/originals
Band-JIMI HENDRIX TRIBUTE SHOW for 2011

Biography

The Michael E. Thomas Band is a 3-piece Belfast rock band featuring guitarist/vocalist Michael E. Thomas.

The band formed in 2004 in Northern Ireland where they are based.
The Michael E. Thomas Band has classic influences such as Thin Lizzy/The James Gang/Deep Purple and Jimi Hendrix.

Their 4th album "Wreckless Abandon" was recorded and mixed in October 2005 and released in May 2006.
It features Marcelo Gilberto(Astrud Gilberto Band) on 4/6/12-string bass and Carlo Latorraca (Joe Lynn Turner Band)on drums.

The band performs in the UK, Ireland and America.

The band is joined by many special guests on their recordings, such as Henry McCullough(Wings/Joe Cocker) Steve Holley(Wings/Joe Cocker)
Graham Maby(Joe Jackson/Joan Biaz) Ed Mundell(Monster Magnet) TM Stevens(Joe Cocker/Steve Vai) Nick Scott(Van Morrison)
Billy-Boy MisKimmin(Yardbirds).

Fans of Wolfmother, The Answer, Stereophonics, would like this blues influenced dynamic band.

Downloads of 9 songs are over 4000 as of March 2009. With over 6000 plays.

For more info and downloads please visit
www.myspace.com/rubydust

Discography

1. When Bullets Fly-1999, 12 songs
Radio play:Venus/Brokenhearted/When Bullets Fly/Don't Hold Back

2. Ruby In The Dust-2004, 13 songs,
Radio play:And Then The Rains Came/Ruby In The Dust

3. Acousticous Eruptous-2005, 14 songs,
Radio play:Going To New York, featured on many USA/UK and European radio stations including the Netherlands.

4. Wreckless Abandon-2006 12 songs
Radio plays:The Grind/Galaxy 500/Wreckless Abandon .

All albums are available through www.cdbaby.com and www.amazon.com

Set List

Original songs from their 4 albums are featured in a one to two and a half hour show.

The band plays an electric or acoustic show or a combination of both.

Covers are played on occasion and can vary from Hendrix to Elvis to Eddie Cochran, Elton to Pink Floyd.

sample set list;

Shadows
Ruby In The Dust
Rock n Roll Man
Whatever
The Devils Swing
When Bullets Fly
Say You Love Me
Haunted
Venus
Emerald Eyes
Serves You Right Baby
Loving You Is Easy
Paint It Black(Stones)
The Devil and The Deep Blue Sea
Just One Kiss
Your Song(Elton John)
Wreckless Abandon
The Grind
Voodoo Child(hendrix)
Welcome to the Machine(Floyd)

Sample Acoustic/Electric covers Sets:

50's Music-Elvis/Eddie Cochran/Roy Orbison/Little Richard/Buddy Holly

60's Music- Beatles/Stones/Hendrix/Doors/Temptations/Otis Redding/Albert King/Cream/Traffic/Sam Cooke

70's Music-Led Zeppelin/Pink Floyd/Thin Lizzy/Deep Purple/Aerosmith/Queen/Fleetwood Mac/Lynyrd Skynyrd/Neil Young/Jim Croce/Cat St