“Les Thomas’s superpower is as a lyricist – simple yet sophisticated, accessible yet uncompromising, ultimately honest and always with something powerful to say.”
Ruth Hazleton

Les Thomas

Les Thomas is Melbourne country-folk singer-songwriter who draws listeners into his world of striking lyrical storytelling, emotional connection and imagination. His art is in revealing rather than telling, opening minds, lifting spirits and moving hearts. He presents songs of the under-represented and oppressed, First Nations heroes and seldom-sung people like you and me in ways that allow us to see ourselves and our own experiences.

His songs are simple yet sophisticated, accessible yet uncompromising, ultimately honest and always with something powerful to say. Whether historical, political or personal, Les Thomas reminds us that often our most valuable stories are those closest to home.

With a grounded, authentic and resonant voice, Thomas has charmed listeners around Australia in settings of every size from intimate bars to burgeoning mass rallies, and on to festivals like Tamworth and Newstead. Internationally, he’s shared precious experiences with audiences as far afield as Nashville’s Bluebird Café, the community halls of Seattle, even a Tokyo honky tonk.

 With two acclaimed albums under his belt – Survivor’s Tale (2013), All My Friends Are Superstars (2023) – many of his songs have taken on lives of their own in the hearts of his dedicated following.

“A superb artist. A real giver.”
Tim Thorpe, Vital Bits, 3RRR

“thoughtful, compassionate and vivid”
Sunburnt Country Music

“One of the best male artists going around at the moment – Les Thomas, is a great storyteller. Stunning.”
Kaz Johnson, Cowgirl Up

“Incredible”
Wendy Brooke, Seymour FM 103.9

“The next best, great thing to come.”
Jules Vines, Classically Saturdays 3MDR