Iona Thomas

London, United Kingdom

Musician

www.ionathomas.co.uk

Iona is one of the UKs most 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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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:
  Expert
Vocal ability:
  Lead singer
Keyboard ability:
  Expert
Vocal range:
  Mezzo-Soprano
Harp ability:
  Expert
Singing styles
  • Pop
  • Rock
Favourite genres
  • Pop
  • Indie
  • Jazz
  • Classical
Influences: ColdplayMumford And SonsEllie GouldingLaura Marling

Iona is a professional harpist/vocalist/guitarist, currently working as a full time performer in various events around the UK including various corporate events, private parties and weddings. Iona has also been playing in Laura Mvulas band for the past 2 years and performed at such venues as Glastonbury, Bestival and V Fest Main Stages, The 2014 Nobel Peace Prize and the MOBO Awards.

As a solo artist Ionas experiences 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. Iona has a resident gig at the Park Plaza Hotel, Westminster.

Iona has recently been concentrating on her career as a singer/song writer.

Iona is also a member of the Musicians Union.

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