Headlining EAF LIVE Saturday 18th November
The Live Lounge - On stage - 10pm - 11pm
The Glasgow-based singer-songwriter Ant Thomaz, frontman of the acclaimed funk-driven group DOPESICKFLY, has released his first EP 520.
As a winner of the Celtic Connections Festival’s Open Stage competition, he has gone on to rub shoulders with some legendary names, supporting the likes of Mànran, Cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason, Roy Ayers, Kool & The Gang, Eddie Reader, Shaun Ryder’s Black Grape, Todd Terry, Big Country, and The Sugar Hill Gang, and he has hosted Colour Classical.
He has also collaborated with artists including Helen Marnie (Ladytron), Karen Dunbar, Shaka Loves You Nimbus Sextet, and Colonel Mustard & The Djion 5.
Thomaz has been compared to Lenny Kravitz, Seal, Gregory Porter, Ben Harper, Tracey Chapman, or even Anderson Paak in his dexterous vocal delivery and stirring compositions, but he remains a uniquely original talent.
“Thomaz is one of the critical voices of his generation... His ballads are vulnerable and touching... his music is a modern-day masterpiece.”
Ant will headline EAF LIVE on Saturday night with his band.