THOMAS Henry moved to the Costa del Sol 14 years ago from Merseyside, although he was born in Wales, which might explain the quality of his singing voice.
Despite the fact that he still looks very young, Thomas enjoyed a very successful career spanning 10 years as the top Prince tribute artist in the UK, although that doesn’t really give sufficient credit to a man who was told by the artist himself that he was doing “Good Work.”
His band in the UK was named ‘Purple Reign,’ and he went to huge pains to ensure that he looked and sounded as close to the ‘purple one’ as he could, but the time came when he wanted a change and with the move to Spain which he adores, he began to perform in his own right and then as ‘Sammy Davis Jr’ in the ‘Rat Pack’ tribute band which has performed all over the Costa del Sol, mainly at private events.
The untimely death of Prince Rogers Nelson made Thomas look at the reasons for him to revisit his earlier guise, and apart from one serious contender in the USA he believes that he could become the European Prince Tribute.
He is currently putting together a 10-piece band with an additional four dancers (some of whom may double up on drums) with the intention of offering a great evening, where he will present some of the most famous songs from the 80s.
Prior to the launch of the main band, he will be performing a small tribute to the Artist at El Oceano Hotel in La Cala de Mijas on June 27 and August 8 when he will sing and play guitar with at least two back up musicians and diners can enjoy the new décor, whilst listening to the songs of a legend now gone.