Richard Thomas

Jazz Singer from Stamford, CT - Will travel up to 500 miles
3 VERIFIED BOOKINGS
MEMBER SINCE 2007

$800 - $10000 per event
About
A versatile vocalist, Richard Thomas' career began in Philadelphia. He had the opportunity, at fourteen, to open for B.B. King. He continued to add to this list of music legends, while singing with local favorites the Royal Kings, by opening for acts such as, Harold Melvin and the Bluenotes, Little Anthony, AWB, and a host of other well known acts. Richard also performs with a wide variety of super talented local, as well as, international artists. Richard has four recordings to his credit. Touch You With A Song, The Pleasure Of Your Company, Cookin' and Holiday Classics.

Richard enjoys swinging to the sounds of the 50's and 60's. His voice is especially suited to well-known classic standards. His style is compared to the likes of Nat King Cole, Lou Rawls, Frank Sinatra, and Johnny Hartman. In fact, you can hear a bit of each one when Richard sings.

Cookie has performed at the Waldorf Astoria and the Carlyle in Nyc, the Doral Arrowood in Rye Brook, New York; the Silvermine Tavern in Norwalk, Connecticut; the Long Ridge Tavern and the Landmark Club in Stamford Connecticut; and the Milford Connecticut Fine Arts Jazz series. Richard also performs at concerts and special corporate and private events.

Additionally, Richard has been lending his vocal talent to acting in commercials as well as doing corporate voice-overs. He has several clients such as Pitney Bowes, the Stamford Board of Education, Buckley and Wynne, First Federal Bank of Hartford, and the Connecticut Department of Tourism. He has trained with Voices International Inc. in New York City, and studied with a variety of well-known vocal instructors.


Smooth, Sexy, & Salient is the introspective I offer my readers in this epistle about Connecticut's saloon singer, Richard 'Cookie' Thomas. Let me say right away too, that Richard's association with the soft & rich jazz talents of the John di Martino Quartet certainly adds to the mystique of the project. Their combined body of work within the project is nonetheless an interesting form of collective musical effort. Both the quartet & Richard apply their skills trustfully for the instruction of one another. The result is this ''rhythmic sense'' they both create for the enjoyment and edification of their listeners. This disc will stimulate one's innate musical sensibilities. Buy it!!
George W. Carroll/The Musicians' Ombudsman

'His voice is smooth, but smooth in the style of Nat King Cole. His liquid delivery has body like rich chocolate.'
David Dupont, Cadence Magazine

'A true blue ribbon balladeer'
Dave Nathan, Jazz News

'Smoother than a triple latte hold the cinnamon'
The Stamford Advocate & Greenwich Time

'A smooth crooner out of the school of Arthur Prysock'
Larry Hollis, Cadence Magazine

'The listener is in for a pleasant suprise'
New York Sheet Music society

'It's not just anyone who will invest the time and creative energy to create such a dynamic result'
Anthony Robbins

Cookie' Thomas is one of the best voices to come along since Johnnie Hartman...Thank God for new talent.'
Sherry Winston, Grammy nominated Jazz Flutist

'Versatile singer, Cookie Thomas, shines in all the jazz standards, but this crooner's home turf is the romantic ballad. Light the fire, pop the cork and cozy up with your sweetheart and these smoooooooth and mellow tunes.'
Lucy Hedrick, author/jazz enthusiast


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2011
Apr
1
Private Event
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
2011
Apr
1
Private Event
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
2010
Dec
10
Private
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
2010
Oct
23
Private
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
2010
Oct
9
Private
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
2010
Oct
8
Soundwaters
Stamford, CT
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
2010
Oct
2
Private
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
2010
Sep
30
Private
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
2010
Sep
26
Private
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
2010
Sep
25
private
7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
2010
Sep
24
Madonia
Stamford, CT
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
2010
Sep
18
Private
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
A HOUSE IS NOT A HOME
Luther Vandross
AINT NO STOPPIN US NOW
McFaddan & Whitehead
AIN'T TOO PROUD TO BEG
The Temptations
ALL I ASK OF YOU
Phantom
ALMOST LIKE BEING IN LOVE
Various Artists
ALWAYS AND FOREVER
Heat Wave
ANGEL EYES
Sinatra
AS TIME GOES BY
Various Artists
AT LAST
Etta James
BROADWAY
Geroge Benson
BUT BEAUTIFUL
Johnnie Hartman
CAN'T GET ENOUGH OF YOUR LOVE
Barry White
COME FLY WITH ME
Frank Sinatra
COME GO WITH ME
The Del Vikings
CUPID
Sam Cookie
DANCE WITH ME
The Drifters
DEED I DO
Dianna Krull
DO YOU LOVE ME
The Contours
EVERYDAY
James Taylor
FLY ME TO THE MOON
Frank Sinatra
GEORGIA
Ray Charles
HAVE I TOLD YOU LATELY
Eric Clapton
HAVING A PARTY
Sam Cooke
HERE THERE AND EVERYWHERE
The Beatles
HEY THERE
Rosemary Clooney
HOLD ME THRILL ME
Mel Carter
HOW SWEET IT IS
James Taylor
I COULD WRITE A BOOK
Sinatra
IPANEMA
Various Artists
IT MIGHT AS WELL BE SPRING
Various Artists
I'VE GOT YOU UNDER MY SKIN
Frank Sinatra
JUST FRIENDS
Mel Thorme
LET'S FALL IN LOVE
Nat King Cole
LUSH LIFE
Billy Strayhorne
MACK THE KNIFE
Bobby Darin
MONA LISA
Nat King Cole
MOODY'S MOOD
King Pleasure
MY FUNNY VALENTINE
Various Artists
NIGHT AND DAY
Cole Porter
ON A CLEAR DAY
Various Artists
OUR DAY WILL COME
Ruby & The Romantics
OUR LOVE IS HERE TO STAY
Various Artists
QUANDO
Humperdink
RIBBON IN THE SKY
Stevie Wonder
ROUTE 66
Nat King Cole
SAN FRANCISCO
Tony Bennett
SATIN DOLL
Duke Ellington
SAVE THE LAST DANCE FOR ME
The Drifters
THE SHADOW OF YOUR SMILE
Lou Rawls
THE VERY THOUGHT OF YOU
Nat King Coke
THE WAY YOU LOOK TONIGHT
Sinatra
THE WONDER OF YOU
Elvis Presley
THIS IS ALL I ASK
Perry Como
YOU'LL NEVER FIND
Lou Rawls
And Many More Tunes
Singer
R&B Singer
Jazz Singer
Soul Singer
Motown Singer
Oldies Singer
50s Singer
40s Singer
Cabaret Singer
Big Band Singer
Dance Singer
Smooth Jazz Singer
Oldies One Man Band
Wedding Singer
Weddings
Baby Showers
Celebrations
Picnic
Concerts
Bridal Showers
Events
Banquets
Conventions
Festivals
Fundraisers
Halloween Parties
Meetings
Birthday Parties (Kids)
Birthday Parties (Adult)
First Communions
Wedding Ceremonies
Wedding Receptions
Engagement Parties
Family Reunions
Rehearsal Dinners
Christmas Parties
Quinceañeras
Grand Openings
High School Reunions
Holiday Parties
Trade Shows
Memorial Services
Private Parties
Super Bowl Parties
Please note Richard Thomas will also travel to Old Greenwich, Riverside, Cos Cob, Greenwich, Darien, Norwalk, Port Chester, Rye, New Canaan, Purchase, White Plains, Armonk, Bayville, Harrison, Bedford, Mill Neck, Pound Ridge, Locust Valley, Mamaroneck, Valhalla.
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