Thursday, 18 May 2006 10:00

Jenny Thomas

Jenny Thomas - violin

Thursday 18th May 2006

Jenny Thomas


Australian songs as you have never heard them before

new CD available 13th May

Ever heard Waltzing Matilda sung in a Carnatic Indian raga? JENNY M THOMAS plays and sings twisted folk, breathing life back into traditional Australian folk songs. Traditional Australian music has been treated a bit roughly, the poor songs have been dragged from here to there, bashed about on pianos and sung in drunken choruses. Jenny enlists the help of other musical styles to put some life back into these old songs!

Previous Festival Appearances:

Tanz and Folk Fest Rudolstadt, Germany 2004
Villa Celimontana Jazz Festival, Rome 2004
National Folk Festival Canberra 2005
National Fiddle Festival NSW 2003
National Celtic Festival Vic 2005

Before emerging as an Australian folk song diva Jenny was:

A performer with Circus Oz.
Soloist with the New Zealand and Sydney Symphony Orchestra’s.
Rock chick touring Europe with celebrated pop band ‘Naked Raven’.
Multi-instrumentalist with ‘AKIN’, ARIA nominated world fusion band. Composer/performer/producer of ‘Into The Ether’, Jenny’s debut solo album which received rapturous acclaim and extensive radio airplay including major features and interviews in the Australian and International media.

“Thomas’s bow weeps emotion... There is not a single ordinary thing about this album.” -ken hunt, jazzwise uk