New look, new important info. Please read our new Terms of Use and Privacy Policy, taking effect August 20th, 2016.

Richard Thomas

Jazz Singer from Stamford, CT - Will travel up to 500 miles
3 VERIFIED BOOKINGS
MEMBER SINCE 2007
BOOKED {{daysSinceLastBookingText()}}

  BACKGROUND VERIFIED
$800 - $10000 per event
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


(more)
Gold Member
PAST EVENTS
FUTURE EVENTS
GIGMASTERS VERIFIED BOOKING
No Future Events
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
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
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.
13
2
3
FEATURED CLIENTS

YOUR EVERY EVENT MARKETPLACE
USER AGREEMENT
PRIVACY POLICY