Ian Thomson

Photo: Alan Kilgour

Drums, Songwriter

Ian Thomson’s long drumming career began in Auckland back in the 60s. He played in several notable Blues and Roots bands including The Dark Ages, The Underdogs, The Brew, Mumbo Gumbo and with the late Sonny Day. “Blues is all I ever wanted to play. I just love laying down those driving grooves, raw feels and mixing it up with the bassman. I also enjoy working on band arrangements and recent song writing. Who said old dogs can’t learn new tricks?”

“Our time together has been incredible. We continue to grow and achieve more than we ever imagined. My highlight was playing at Kingston Mines in Chicago… my 60-year-old dream realised.”