Robert Thomas is a noted Canadian songwriter, lyricist and composer. Over a career spanning 35 years (and counting), his work has been recognized by the Government of Canada, The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, The Canadian Television Network, NPR, The John Lennon Song Competition and the East Coast Music Association.
To date, Thomas’s songs have been published by Capitol Records, Epic/Sony Music, Matt Lindsay LLC Nashville, and Coldwater Music and have been considered by major recording artists including, Kenny Rogers, Joe Cocker, Sheena Easton, Dottie West, The Dixie Chicks and Roche Voisine. His instrumental scores have been used by CTV Sports, Skate Canada, The Nova Scotia Department of Tourism, Airstream, The Ford Motor Company and Air Canada.
As a performing songwriter, Thomas is a three time East Coast Music Awards nominee and has appeared or recorded across multiple genres with many of Canada’s most beloved A-list artists including, Barney Bentall, The Legendary Hearts, Spirit of the West, Garnet Rogers, Susan Aglukark, Roche Voisine, Ryan’s Fancy, Hagood Hardy, Ron Hynes and Lina Boudreau.
Thomas currently lives in New Brunswick, Canada with his two sons Selby and Noah and continues to write and record original songs for further publishing and touring with award winning multi-instrumentalist/Producer, Ray Legere and co-writers Selby Evans and Jolene Richard. When not constrained by Covid, Thomas performs select engagements with his band, the session men.
The session men are a highly original Roots/Americana unit that includes some of the finest acoustic musicians in Atlantic Canada. The band features Thomas on lead vocals, multi ECMA winner and Nashville stalwart Ray Legere on Mandolin, Fiddle, Viocello, Guitar and backing vocals, multi ECMA nominated Selby Evans on Guitar, Keyboards and backing vocals and Music NB multi-category winner Remi Arsenault on upright Bass and backing vocals. Playing all original material from Thomas’s extensive publishing repertoire, the session men blend evocative songwriting, consummate multi-instrument musicianship and a visually interesting and energetic stage presence into memorable performances that always entertain....
“Impressive musicianship, so clean, so solid, full of life and energy, I love ‘em” - Barbara Cloyd, Host, The Bluebird Cafe, Nashville.
“Twilight has an original and compelling hook. The lyric is uniquely conversational and the melody is great, different in a good way. This is a really good song - very pitchable” - Matt Lindsay, Matt Lindsay Music LLC, Nashville - Publisher to George Strait, Garth Brooks, Bonnie Raitt, The Dixie Chicks, Kenny Chesney, Brooks n Dunn, and Willie Nelson.