Yolanda Thomas is no stranger to Rock n’ Roll, ever since she can remember she’s been drawn to the sound of screaming guitars, black jeans and hair products. The late nights of hedonism and raw expression that the genre is famous for have left a deep imprint on Yolanda and sent her on a quest… to make some of the best Rock music she can. Armed with her band ‘The Stolen Boys’ they have been playing the regular haunts of Sydney & Melbourne for quite some time now and it’s paid off they are getting some great feedback and their material has been received with open arms and flying hair.
Before embarking on her own projects she has sung backing vocals for among others PowderFinger, Wendy Matthews and Vanessa Amorosi. Yolanda has also choreographed for MTV, Video Hits, Music Max. Her live performances have been played on Channel 10, The Music Jungle and Foxtel’s Aurora channel.
With one EP ‘Lock Up Your Sons’ already under her belt it seems that Yolanda is the one behind bars this time. ‘Left Me Doing Time’ is a Rock masterpiece that surpasses anything she’s done before. The four tracker includes a guitar driven “Fragile Girl” with some serious lead solos from Luke Cuerden that leave you hungry for more. The title track “Left Me Doing Time” has strong vocal presence that showcases Yolanda’s range and craft, perfectly backed up with some ridiculously good playing by Joseph Calderazzo. “Lock Up Your Sons” is a favourite that appeared on Yolanda’s previous release but this new production really brings it into it’s own and “Oh Lover” is a much more tender affair with some weeping guitar work that compliments this sultry offering from Yolanda.
Further a field, Yolanda has been an L.A Music Award winner not once but twice! and her love of the USA took her back last year for the mastering of ‘Left Me Doing Time’ EP in New York by Tom Coyne from Sterling Sound, who also recently mastered Pink’s latest album “Funhouse”. The album was mixed and produced on home shores by the legendary Anton Hagop, who won an ARIA for engineering Silverchair’s “Diarama.” The sound is polished and well produced but not getting away from her roots and honest energy that defines her style.
This year the engines are firing for Yolanda & The Stolen Boys with live performance dates filling up and a promotional tour scheduled to promote ‘Left Me Doing Time’. Keep an eye on the radar and an ear to the radio because you are going to hearing a lot from this band from now on!
Yolanda Thomas is a Blue Pie Records USA artist and is published by Blue Pie Publishing USA (ASCAP).