Playing bass guitar since the age of 14 Lorna Thomas has formed a bass sound with elements of all her inspirations which include John Taylor, James Jamerson, Bernard Edwards, Carole Kaye and Gail Anne Dorsey to name but a few.
Lorna has earned the reputation as one of Scotland’s finest female bassist. A versatile musician and vocalist, she is in high demand for studio recordings and live tours.In 2011 she was featured in the online bass magazine ‘No Treble’ as one of the top 10 Spotlight players for that year and in 2018 saw Lorna interviewed for Bass Guitar Magazine UK & USA. A collaboration with dutch bassist Rosan Assmussen at the end of 2020 resulted in their video of Dean Town by Vulfpeck reaching No.5 most watched videos by No Treble.
Having performed on many records, some reaching the top 10, countless national and international tours, Lorna has had the privilege of working with many artists and sharing the stage with great acts such as Ida Nielsen (Prince, 3RD Eye Girl) Eddie Reader, Earl Thomas(US Grammy Nominee), Horse McDonald, Jill Jackson, Movin’ Melvin Brown, Linda MacRae, The Humpff Family, The L Project, Sandra MacBeth, Blues Guitarist Willie Logan and supporting great acts such as Tom Jones, Mumford and Sons
2019 saw a new direction and Lorna started working with London Musical Theatre company Bill Kenwright Productions on the award winning UK Premier musical Cruel Intentions. Lorna has also been involved with Bass and Drum workshops with Steve White (The Style Council, Paul Weller, The Who)
2021 see’s the debut release from Baz Gordon and The Tomorrow Band new album ‘Inside/Outside’ produced by Hamish Stewart from Average White Band which features Lorna’s funky style of playing.
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.