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London based singer/guitarist/DJ - hugely experienced, versatile and professional. Lead singer of The Hound Dogs.
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London based singer/songwriter and DJ, Nigel Thomas has been singing all his life, and has performed all over the world, from Australia to Hawaii. He divides his time between recording and releasing his own acclaimed music and entertaining crowds by playing or DJ'ing at weddings, birthdays and other functions and is experienced, friendly and professional and has a proven track record of successful parties with delighted brides, grooms and birthday party people. His more recent solo album ‘Well Well’ was released on 13th September 2019 by Keo Records. It was recorded in Southampton at Hightown Studios by Tali Trow with some of the best session musicians in the country. An original oil painting for the album artwork was specially painted by Eddie Argos from Art Brut. The album was mixed by Sam Williams (Plan B, Gaz Coombes etc) and is available on heavyweight vinyl, CD and download. As the lead singer and songwriter for indie rock band The Foxes, Nigel enjoyed several UK Indie Chart top ten hits, toured the world and recorded and released an acclaimed album mixed by John Cornfield (Supergrass, Razorlight, Muse) at Sawmills Studios in Cornwall. After The Foxes disbanded, Nigel took the solo road, and to great success. Counting among his fans Mike Batt (who asked Nigel to sing in a special one-off performance of his new musical ‘Men Who March Away’ in 2017) Blur's Dave Rowntree and Indie mogul Alan McGee, Nigel followed the success of his first single "Fever" and released his debut full length album 'Travelling Man' (recorded at Tilehouse Studios by Luke Oldfield (Mike's son) and mastered by John Davis (Led Zeppelin, Lana Del Rey, U2, Kaiser Chiefs) at Metropolis) to critical acclaim in March 2016, enjoying TV and radio support.

Performance details
I can perform outdoors
I have a car I can use to travel to gigs
I require car parking close to venues
I can perform with backing tracks
I can perform while walking around a venue
My equipment is PAT tested
I own a PA system
Encore awards
Lightning fast responses
4th Encoreversary
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Booked for 5 Encore gigs!
Acoustic, Britpop, Classic rock, Rock, Indie, Pop rock, Punk rock, Rock 'n' Roll, Pop, Covers, Motown, Funk, Soul, Easy listening, Light music, Originals, Alternative rock, Post rock, Hard rock, Disco, Top 40, Vintage, R&B, Funk rock, 1960s era music, 1970s era music, 1980s era music, 1990s era music
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Event types:
Wedding, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Recording session, Birthday party, Christmas party, Hotel / Restaurant event
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Other skills:
Composer, Lyricist, Songwriter, Producer, Actor, MC
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Song list

My live repertoire includes:
Rock’n’Roll / 50s / 60s / 70s
A Town Called Malice – The Jam
Alright Now – Free
Bad Moon Rising - Creedence Clearwater Revival
Blue Suede Shoes – Elvis Presley
Born to be Wild - Steppenwolf
Brown-Eyed Girl – Van Morrison
Brown Sugar - The Rolling Stones
Crazy Little Thing Called Love - Queen
Dock of the Bay - Otis Reading
Great Balls of Fire – Little Richard
Hey Jude – The Beatles
Hound Dog – Elvis Presley
I Can't Get No (Satisfaction) - The Rolling Stones
I Saw Her Standing There – The Beatles
I’m A Believer – The Monkees
Jailhouse Rock – Elvis Presley
Johnny B. Goode – Chuck Berry
Let’s Stay Together – Al Green
Long Train Running - Doobie Brothers
Message In A Bottle – The Police
Moondance – Van Morrison
Mustang Sally – Wilson Pickett / The Commitments
My Generation - The Who
Play that Funky Music – Wild Cherry
Pretty Woman – Roy Orbison
Proud Mary - Creedence Clearwater Revival
Rebel Rebel – David Bowie
Roll Over Beethoven – Chuck Berry / The Beatles
Runaround Sue - Dion
Should I Stay Or Should I Go – The Clash
Stand By Me - Ben E King
Starman - David Bowie
Stuck In The Middle With You – Stealer’s Wheel
Superstition – Stevie Wonder
Sweet Home Alabama – Lynyrd Skynyrd
Take it Easy - The Eagles
Teenage Kicks – The Undertones
The Joker – Steve Miller Band
Twist and Shout – The Beatles
You Really Got Me – The Kinks
90s / Current
Alright - Supergrass
A-Punk – Vampire Weekend
Are You Gonna Go My Way – Lenny Kravitz
Basket Case – Greenday
Bohemian Like You – The Dandy Warhols
Budapest - George Ezra
By the Way – Red Hot Chilli Peppers
Californication - Red Hot Chili Peppers
Chasing Cars – Snow Patrol
Chelsea Dagger – Fratellis
Cosmic Girl - Jamiroquai
Country House - Blur
Dani California - Red Hot Chili Peppers
Dakota – Stereophonics
Disco 2000 - Pulp
Don’t Look Back In Anger - Oasis
Dreaming Of You – The Coral
Faith - George Michael
Get Lucky - Daft Punk
Girls and Boys – Blur
Gold on the Ceiling – The Black Keys
Hey Ya! - Outkast
I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor – Arctic Monkeys
I Predict A Riot – Kaiser Chiefs
Last Nite – The Strokes
Little Lion Man - Mumford and Sons
Lonely Boy – The Black keys
Moves Like Jagger – Maroon 5
Mr. Brightside – The Killers
Naïve - The Kooks
Parklife – Blur
Roll With It - Oasis.
Ruby – Kaiser Chiefs
Save Tonight - Eagle Eye Cherry
Seven Nation Army – White Stripes
Sex On Fire – Kings of Leon
She Moves In Her Own Way – The Kooks
Song 2 - Blur
Someday - The Strokes
There She Goes - The La's
Thinking Out Loud - Ed Sheeran
Valerie – Amy Winehouse
Weather With You – Crowded House
Yellow - Coldplay
Customer questions

What if my timings change after I've booked you?

It's usually not a problem just let me know! I'm also flexible on the day if things run late and stage times need to be shuffled around.

Can you provide an iPod/DJ service before and between your sets?

Yes, I do this alot! I can offer either a popular playlist of songs between sets or for a fee, my professional DJ service 'till the end of the night.

How much time do you need to set up?

Usually about an hour or so depending on the load-in and set-up.

Can I pick the pieces you play from the set list?

You're more than welcome to select your favourite songs from my playlist as well as let me know if there's any songs you'd rather I didn't play. I'd always suggest you rely on my years of experience to guide the set but as much or as little input as you'd like to put in is welcome!

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

I'll bring absolutely everything, from my professional PA system to stage lights. All my equipment is high-end and PAC tested. All I need are some electrical sockets and an audience with their dancing shoes on.

Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

If there's a special song you'd like I can certainly look into playing it for you - I'd only ever perform it if I felt I could do a really good version and would discuss this with you.


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Sam H, 17 days ago

Amazing, cant thank you enough for making our evening special. Everyone commented on how good Nigel was, would definately book again. Make sure you book you wont be disapointed.

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Miranda B, 3 months ago

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Lynn G, 10 months ago

Nigel was excellent. He was a very good performer and played some great music. Everyone at the party really enjoyed his performance and we were all dancing all night. I would highly recommend booking Nigel.

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Nicola B, 1 year ago

Nigel was fabulous! His communication prior to the event was first class and very friendly. He arrived promptly to the event, set up and was an amazing musician. Can't thank him enough for attending my event and playing his heart out, would recommend to anyone!

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Helen L, 2 years ago

Hi Nigel, and the rest of the band Just want to say a massive THANK YOU for Saturday night. With out a shadow of a doubt you were the best band Tackley have had! Everyone has commented on how amazing you are and how much fun the night was. Please do come back for our next fundraiser, not sure if it will be annual or bi-annual but we would love you to join us again. Thank you very much

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Nigel T, 3 years ago

'We just wanted to just a belated massive thank you to the Hound Dogs for an amazing evening's entertainment at our wedding. Although we knew that you would be great, your set totally blew us away and surpassed what we were hoping for. We particularly loved your Elvis doubleheader played at our request - you certainly got everyone moving and shaking on the dancefloor!'

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