Iona Thomas

Cardiff, United Kingdom

Musician

www.ionathomas.co.uk

Iona is one of the UKs most exciting and original unsigned artist at the moment. Being a vocalist, electric harpist and guitarist who performs with a loop pedal Ionas set is one of the most fresh to hit the music scene. Currently she is performing full-time in various events around the country whilst concentrating on her own original material in parallel. Although her main genre is pop, she has also been classically trained making her set compatible to almost any occasion. So take a look at her page and if you're interested in hiring Iona for your event then please drop her an email!

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Iona Thomas - My Secret

Uploaded 3 years ago

Iona Thomas - Torn (cover)

Uploaded 3 years ago

Physical Details

Height
167 cm / 5ft 6in
Hips
86 cm / 34in
Weight
59 kg / 129 lbs
Shoe size
6.0 UK / 7.5 US / 39.5 Euro
Ethnicity
White / Caucasian
Hair colour
Brown
Skin colour
White
Hair length
Medium
Eye colour
Green
Hair type
Straight
Chest
86 cm / 34 in
Dress Size
10 - 10
Waist
71 cm / 28in

Experience

2012
  • National Gallery, London : Hire by the National Gallery to perform for a promotional event, London, UK
  • Itunes Festival for Laura Mvula : Harp & BVs in Camdens Roundhouse for Itunes festival, London, UK
  • Councellors Evening Reception : Main performer at Londons Chambers for a Queens Councellors event, London, UK
  • Olympic Village : Opening event for sponsors of the Olympics, London, UK
  • Polynesia : Played Cardiffs popular 'Polynesia' after the Wales Game, Cardiff, UK
  • The Next Big Thing - Competition Excel : Won 'The next big thing' competition held in the Excel. Got through 3 rounds to eventually win., London, UK
  • Cafe De Paris : Performed as a vocalist/harpist in Londons prestigious Cafe de Paris, London, UK
2011
  • Radio Carms & Scarlet FM Young hero awards : Harpist/vocalist for the prestigious event, performed before band 'the reason' from Xfactor 2011, Llanelli, UK
  • Wedding Performer : Played harp and sang at various weddings around the UK, London, UK
  • Pylewell Park Festival : Performed over 2 days at Pylewell Park Festival, Hampshire, Hampshire, UK
  • Loughborough Experience Awards : Hired as the Main performer for Loughborough University Experience Awards, Loughborough, UK
  • AU Sports Colours : Hired as main performer for Loughborough Universities sports colours presentation evening, performing to roughly 200 people, Leicestershire, UK
  • RAMS 2011 : Hired as performer at the RAM Awards 2011, Leicester, UK
  • Loughborough AU Sports Ball : Hired as the performer for the University Sports Ball, performing to about 400 people, Leicester, UK
  • Live and Unsigned : Played in the Area final of National Competition, was placed 3rd by judges in the whole of the midlands area and performed to roughly 300 people, Corn exchange, Bedford, UK
  • OAK FM Radio Station : Interview and live acoustic performance on OAK FMs breakfast show, Loughborough, UK
  • National Student TV Awards : Hired as the main performer for the National Student TV Awards held in April, Leicestershire, UK
  • SOYA, Pied bull, Vodka Revs : Regular venues where I gig, Leicester, UK
  • Luke & Wills Radio Show - Loughborough Uni : Played 2 live performances on the radio show - http://soundcloud.com/big-willy-style-1, Leicester, UK
2010
  • Loughborough Athletics Club Ball : Hired as the performer for Loughborough Athletics club playing to over 100 people, Leicester, UK
  • The Griffin, Newshouse, NO7, LSU, Rain : Played gigs at all the above venues on various occasions throughout 2010/2011, Leicester, UK
  • Freefest Loughborough : Played on the acoustic stage to over 200 people, Leicester, UK

Music

Yellow

Cover of Coldplay Yellow August 2010

Guitar ability: ExpertVocal ability: Lead singer
Keyboard ability: ExpertVocal range: Mezzo-Soprano
Harp ability: ExpertLike to join a band: Yes
Singing styles
  • Pop
  • Rock
Favourite genres
  • Pop
  • Indie
  • Jazz
  • Classical
Influences: ColdplayMumford And SonsEllie GouldingLaura Marling

Iona is a professional harpist/vocalist/guitarist based in Cardiff but currently performing all over the UK. Her love for performing began at a young age, and by the age of 11 had passed both grade 5 harp and piano. Throughout her teens she performed with various choirs and ensembles, one of her smaller ensembles being named one of the top ensembles in Wales at that time.

After teaching herself to play the guitar at 17, Iona began concentrating on her solo career and began singing and playing in various pubs and clubs, as well as a bit of busking in her spare time.

After graduating from Loughborough University in 2011 Iona has become a full time muscian and has been booked up for most weekends in 2012... with weekly bookings coming in for 2013. Her greatest acheivements probably include being the main performer for the National Student TV Awards, Scarlet FM Awards Evening, Bay Radio Awards Evening and more recently winning the National Competition 'The Next Big Thing' held in the famous Excel Arena in London. As well as this Iona was recently asked, as one of a handful of artists to write a demo for DJ Tiestos new track and has also got regular work booked up in the Olympic Village during the Olympics. All this experience has helped Iona to break into the corporate and wedding industry.

Iona is a keen songwriter and performing with a vocal and instrumental foot pedal (as seen in a few of the youtube videos on her profile) gives and extra, and original edge to her performances.

Qualifications include Associated Boards Grades 5 theory, 3 on violin, 6 in singing and 7 on both Harp and Piano.

Iona is also a member of the Musicians Union.

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