Iain Thomson has been described as
“The man who writes contemporary songs with a traditional twist”
Iain was brought up in Dumfries and started learning the piano at 7. By age of 15 he moved on from the discipline of classical piano to take up the guitar and singing.
He moved to Mull in 1986 to run a large hill farm and became known as the “Singing Shepherd” after producing two successful tapes of self penned songs.
In 1996 he left Mull spending 7 restless years driving trucks and playing in bars.
Due to changing circumstances and an almost magnetic draw he returned to Mull and his rural roots and within a short time produced the CD
“The Long Road Home” The new CD was a huge success and was played extensively on local and national radio.
In 2006 he was awarded a residency at the prestigious Covepark Centre to create music and song.
In 2010 he brought out the album “Fields of Dreams” to critical acclaim.
It consisted of 12 tracks of self-penned songs and tunes.
Iain’s compositions are written sensitively and his songs and tunes of the changing face of rural Argyll move the hearts and souls of his audience.
Iain is at present concentrating on developing the duo he has formed with the wonderfully talented Marc Duff.
In 2018 Iain teamed up with Marc Duff and created another new CD “No Borders”