Available February to November 2020
for festival and club dates
Reggae legend Jah Thomas has just produced a new single called “Discover London City” (Midnight Rock Label) marketed by Tulip Records. Backed by a classic riddim vibe, the song pays tribute to London, UK taking the listener on a musical tour of the famous world city.
Born Nkrumah Thomas in Kingston, Jamaica in 1955, Jah Thomas was named after African leader Kwame Nkrumah, who led Ghana’s push for independence from the British in the 1960s.
Thomas grew his musical career in Jamaica cutting tracks in the Channel One studio, brainchild of Ernest and Joseph “Joe Joe” Hookim. Channel One’s DJ roster included Thomas and other young toasters like Trinity, Clint Eastwood, Dillinger, among others.
“Thomas was….one of the handful of producers who helped steer reggae out of it’s first roots period into the modern dancehall era of the ’80s and early ’90s, the effects of which are still in evidence as reggae moves into the new millennium” – allmusic.com
As a reggae DJ and record producer, Thomas’ popularity grew in the 1970s, working with producers such as Alvin Ranglin. The partnership resulted in Jah Thomas’ hit single “Midnight Rock”, which topped the Jamaican chart in 1976. Thomas’s debut album, Stop Yuh Loafin’ gained international recognition on the Greensleeves Records label. Soon Jah Thomas established his own Midnight Rock label, one of the most successful performer-owned labels of the period, including the hit record “Cricket Lovely Cricket”.
Thomas has produced many other artists including Robert French, Anthony Johnson, Triston Palma, Johnny Osbourne, Michael Palmer, Barry Brown, Barrington Levy, Sugar Minott, Early B, Ranking Toyan, and Robin Hood.
Today, Thomas continues to produce and perform to audiences worldwide. Jah Thomas is available for club and concert bookings.