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Thomas Takes New Path

Thomas Takes New Path



Who: Mick Thomas
Where: Northern Star Hotel
When: Thursday April 19, 2001

BETTER known for his leadership of Weddings Parties Anything, Mick Thomas is on his way to Newcastle with a new album which takes him in a whole new direction.

Thomas' diverse and most recent release Dust On My Shoes is now out, with contributions by blues genius Matt Walker on various tracks standing out, especially As Far As The Eye Can See with just Walker and Thomas. Without a commercial solo release, Thomas has managed national tours of Australia with his new outfit, The Sure Thing and three solo runs in England and Europe.

Mick Thomas and The Sure Thing will perform at The Northern Star on Thursday, April 19.

Since Weddings Parties Anything called it a day in 1999 Thomas has toured overseas, released a live solo recording of his performances at The Continental and the second album with The Sure Thing. He has also produced Ruby Hunter's album Feeling Good and his own Under Starters Orders, both of which were nominated for Best Blues and Roots recording at the 2000 ARIA awards.

He also formed his own label, Croxton Records. The Sure Thing is based around Thomas and long-time cohort Michael Barclay on drums.

The band also consists of guitarist and trumpet player Craig Pilkington and double bass player Sandy Brady who took over from Rosie Westbrook. The upcoming tour's line-up takes a further detour.

The amazing Stewie Speed will replace Brady, who is unable to make the tour due to prior commitments, on the upright bass.

Check out www.mickthomas.com



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