Ian Thomas is a Juno award-winning Canadian singer-songwriter, film composer, author and actor. In 2014, he received SOCAN’s National Achievement Award for Songwriting. Ian’s first international hit was Painted Ladies in 1973, followed by a string of top 40 hits. International artists such as Santana, America, Manfred Mann, Bon Jovi, Bette Midler, Ann Murray and Chicago have all recorded Ian Thomas songs. In the 1990s, he formed a band called The Boomers that found great success over four albums in Europe.
Ian is also a successful film composer with 22 feature films to his credit. As an actor, he has done extensive voice work in over 1000 commercials and played the character Dougie Franklin on the Red Green Show. In the new millennium, Ian joined fellow singer-songwriters Murray McLauchlan, Marc Jordan and Cindy Church to form Lunch At Allen’s. Lunch At Allen’s have toured the country nearly every year for the last 20 years. Ian is currently finishing his 19th album and will be performing a 10 City Ontario concert tour with his own band in the spring of 2023. In June, Lunch At Allen’s embarks on a 10 City Tour in Alberta and Saskatchewan.