Carol Thomas - Singer-Songwriter, Vocals, Guitar

CAROL THOMAS sings and writes from the heart. Drawing inspiration from everything around her, she is as much Radiohead as she is Nina Simone. She embraces her roots yet refuses to be bound by them, and that's what is most satisfying about her work. She creates memorable, soulful, genre-bending music presented with honesty, passion, and a badass set of pipes.

As the singer/songwriter/guitarist and driving force behind NYC funk-rockers One & Twenty, Carol traversed the East Coast music scene leading a rotating collection of top-notch musicians including John Hickey (George Clinton, Bernie Worrell & The Woo Warriors); Mike Bloom (Rilo Kiley, the Elected); Jon Chazen and Matt Iselin (Wigjam); and Matt Turk. Highlights include: sharing bills with Jeff Buckley (during her stint with Matt Turk), Toshi Reagon, Antigone Rising, Fighting Gravity, Once Blue and Patti Rothberg; an acoustic tour of London venues in 2004, and being a finalist in the 1998 Lilith Fair Talent Search (Antigone Rising won that year). Since 2003, Carol's been a solo artist sporting a more stripped down sound where her powerful voice and words shine.

In 2001 and 2002, Carol was one of the main organizers of Ladyfest East; a 4-day, multi-venue, multi-media event dedicated to promoting and encouraging female artists. The event beneficiary was the Lower East Side Girls Club. Carol has been a member of ASCAP since 2000.

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Last gig for 2019. Joining forces with Jenny Van West. Polished corners represent! We would love to see your smiling faces at this show. xoxo CT!


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Carol Thomas and Jenny Van West together at Espresso 77

Espresso 77, 35-57 77th Street, Jackson Heights, NY

Hello beautiful people! I'm so psyched for this gig because I am sharing the bill with my good friend Jenny Van West. We will have some special guests and family members sitting in. It should be a truly special, and rare night. This will be my last gig for the year and probably for a while. I'd like to take some time to write some new stuff, so I'm going to devote some time to that over the winter months. A one-off may pop into the calendar, but I'll be laying low for the winter. So come join us!! My band for this gig will be Jason Isaac on drums, Bill Bell on keys, and Paul Trust on bass. For more info, go to my website! Also, I have a bunch of new videos on my YouTube Channel. Check them out share and PLEASE subscribe :) NO COVER. If you are a Facebook user, please RSVP via the event. xoxo

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Friday Night Tea Party #3: 10.18.19

Swing The Teapot, 6 Verbena Ave, Floral Park, NY

You are cordially invited to the third installment of the Friday Night Tea Party, a new songwriter series at Swing the Teapot in Floral Park, NY. This month’s feature is Carol Thomas. Carol performs her soulful tunes at 9pm. Alan Semerdjian follows for the later set at 10:40pm. Expect collaboration. Book a table for dinner now.



Queens of Queens 2019!

LIC Bar, 4558 Vernon Blvd, Long Island City, NY

I'm back at LIC Bar with the band for the 2019 Queens of Queens. Honored to be invited back. Psyched to perform again with a full band and with this great group of women. Bring the family to check out these great musicians in the outdoor space. Also performing:

Jeneen Terrana Little Embers Shelly Bhushan Marissa Dwyer Carol Thomas Melissa Gordon Lesley Barth

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