Music and Words

Sid Thomas – keyboards, reeds

IMAG0571I was born long ago in a land far away (well, Wales). I was brought up in a tough neighbourhood and became interested in music because I was afraid to go outside. My earliest influences were the swing records my father brought back from WWII. Soon I discovered bop and became a confirmed beatnik. My first instrument was clarinet, a difficult machine to play in the modern style. To learn the principles of harmony I began noodling around on keyboard and remain an accidental pianist to this day. Elsewhere on this site are audio and video clips of performances on reeds and keyboards, often with singers. Several tracks and albums are available on Spotify, iTunes and other major platforms.

The most recent album is What are we? with Maggie Nicols

Music links:

Singers singing songs

Nicols-Thomas

Wilson-Thomas

Piano is my forte

Lip my reeds

Inside the box

Harmony