So, after throwing his umpteenth sicky from his current job to pursue his musical career, Kenny stepped into the studio in Acre Lane, Brixton to record “Outstanding” with a young, talented record producer called Ritchie Fermie. His manager took the single into Cooltempo Records, who at the time had signed another of his artists, Monie Love. Within a month Kenny was signed and later that year began making an album with producer Ian Green for one of the leading dance and hip-hop labels in the UK. His label mates included GangStarr, Eric B and Rakim, Doug E Fresh & The Show, and Masters at Work to name but a few. This time he knew he wouldn’t have to throw any more ‘sickies’ and finally handed in his notice at the 9 to 5 job!
Kenny’s 3rd studio album, “Him,” was in the record company starting blocks ready to go into the promotional/marketing machine when he had his epiphany: He hadn’t stopped for 6 years and he needed to take time out. He walked away from his record company, his 3rd album and his manager and immersed himself in the underground modern soul scene and simply hasn’t looked back.
For the discerning lovers of modern UK soul Kenny has never been away. They’ve watched him become one of the finest voices and performers the UK has produced. He’s a rare artist, who can seamlessly move from soul to broader musical arenas. In 2004 he lent his vocal talent to Stonebridge’s smash album “Can’t Get Enough” where he featured on the track “Gotta Give It Up” and then again in 2007 on a further Stonebridge album called “Music Takes Me” on the track “You Don’t Know”.
In 2006, to the delight of his soul fans, he stepped back into the studio and recorded the album “Crazy World” on Curb Records. The album spawned UK underground soul classics such as “Crazy World”, “Him” and “Let It Rain”. Most recently he hooked up with Roy Ayres providing vocals on ”Waiting” which is featured on Richard Earnshaw’s debut album, “In Time”. Kenny also recently featured on the new "Cool Million" Album on the track "Without Your Love" which he co-wrote with the German based 80's style Soul Funk producers.
Over the last few years Kenny has had the privilege of touring and sharing the stage with artistes such as Bobby Womack, Lisa Stansfield, Shalamar, Patrice Rushen, Tavares, Alexander O'Neal, Beverley Knight and Level 42. His fan base here in the UK and around the world has grown with him and this loyal following has ensured that the demand to see him perform live has never waned.
Off stage Kenny’s been busy too and with his ever enquiring mind he became interested in the advantages of complementary medicine. Not one to do anything by halves, he graduated from a private academy in 2010 with a Bachelor Of Science Degree in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine and is now a qualified Practitioner.
Kenny’s new duo project with Jazz Pianist and Producer Wayne Brown known as "The Thomas Brown Affair" sees him sticking to his soul roots but it also sees him pushing the boundaries, and taking a step into the unknown – a place, unsurprisingly Mr. Thomas is very comfortable in