Pleasure of Your Company
- Artist: Richard "Cookie" Thomas
- Format: CD
- Release Date:1/16/2001
A versatile vocalist, Richard Thomas' career began in Philadelphia. He had the opportunity, at fourteen, to open for B.B. King. He continued to add to this list of music legends, while singing with local favorites the Royal Kings, by opening for acts such as, Harold Melvin and the Bluenotes, Little Anthony, AWB, and a host of other well known acts. Richard also performs with a wide variety of super talented local, as well as, international artists. Richard has three recordings to his credit. The Pleasure Of Your Company, Cookin' and Holiday Classics. Richard enjoys swinging to the sounds of the 50's and 60's. His voice is especially suited to well-known classic standards. His style is compared to the likes of Nat King Cole, Lou Rawls, Frank Sinatra, and Johnny Hartman. In fact, you can hear a bit of each one when Richard sings. Richard currently performs at Ziococconato in Larchmont, New York, the Doral Arrowood in Rye Brook, New York, the Silvermine Tavern in Norwalk, Connecticut, the Long Ridge Tavern and the Landmark Club in Stamford, Connecticut. Richard also performs at concerts and special corporate and private events. Additionally, Richard has been lending his vocal talent to acting in commercials as well as doing corporate voice-overs. He has several clients such as Pitney Bowes, the Stamford Board of Education, Buckley and Wynne, First Federal Bank of Hartford, and the Connecticut Department of Tourism. He has trained with Voices International Inc. in New York City, and studied with a variety of well-known vocal instructors. Acknowledgements 'His voice is smooth, but smooth in the style of Nat King Cole. His liquid delivery has body like rich chocolate'. David Dupont, Cadence Magazine 'A true blue ribbon balladeer' Dave Nathan, Jazz News 'Smoother than a triple latte hold the cinnamon' The Stamford Advocate & Greenwich Time 'A smooth crooner out of the school of Arthur Prysock' Larry Hollis, Cadence Magazine 'The listener is in for a pleasant suprise' New York Sheet Music society 'It's not just anyone who will invest the time and creative energy to create such a dynamic result' Anthony Robbins NARRATIONS/COMMERCIALS: Pitney Bowes Inc., Stamford CT: VIDEO NARRATION Stamford Board of Education: VIDEO NARRATION The Gary Wofsey Contemporary Philharmonic Orchestra: VIDEO NARRATION The Main St. Beanery, Monroe CT: COMMERCIAL Ransom Productions: COMMERCIAL Connecticut Regional Applicant and Placement Program: COMMERCIAL ACTING: Buckley & Wynne, Hartford CT: COMMERCIAL/ACTING Department of Tourism, State of Connecticut: COMMERCIAL/ACTING First Federal Bank, Hartford, CT: COMMERCIAL/ACTING Richard also lends his vocal talents to special events such as wedding video narrations and a host of other events. Richard is based in Stamford, Connecticut and maintains a professional relationship with a number of local well known recording studios. Contact me for more information. © Cookietime Productions, All Rights Reserved.