Bass Guitar ability
Influences: Duran Duran, James Jamerson, Motown.. Pop/funk
Playing bass guitar since the age of 14 Lorna Thomas has formed a bass sound with elements of all of her inspirations who include John Taylor, James Jamerson, Carole Kaye and Gail Anne Dorsey to name but a few.
Lorna Thomas has earned the reputation as one of Scotland’s finest female bassist, a versatile musician and vocalist, she is in high demand. Her individual style and personality has earned her endorsements from major companies such as Sandberg Guitars and Ashdown Amps and Elites Strings. In 2011 she was also featured in the online bass magazine “ No Treble “ as one of the top 10 Spotlight players for that year.
With over 25 records and 15 international tours as a session musician Lorna has had the privilege of working with many artists and sharing the stage with great acts such as Tom Jones, Karine Polwart, Eddie Reader, Mumford and Sons, Jill Jackson, Linda MacRae, The Humpff Family, Horse MacDonald, The L Project, Sandra MacBeth, Kirsten Adamson, Caroline Gilmour and playing at festivals such as T in the Park, Glastonbury, Belladrum, Celtic Connections. Drawing on her versatile musical background and extensive studio experience, Lorna’s natural emphasis on recording and performing brings out the unique qualities in each artist she works with.
Being endorsed by Ashdown Lorna has several amps at hand to suit any occasion.
CL 610 Speaker
MAG 410 Speaker
MAG 150 Speaker
AMB 500 Head
MAG 300 Head
Also endorsed by Sandberg Guitars and Elites Strings
" I have recorded many musicians in the studio over the years. The norm is to chat over what 'will' be played on the track, and then they make some takes (usually quite a few). My experience with Lorna was not the norm. She had done her homework, knew exactly not only what she wanted to play, but also what fitted the track, hand-in-glove. A tight bassline followed in one take with alternative parts suggested by her also captured very quickly. Lorna Thomas is an instinctive, creative, prepared and ego-less musician who will bring your tracks to life and add wonderful energy to your studio in the process.”
Al James - Songwriter/Producer "