|Birth name||Ebony Thomas|
|Also known as||Ebony Bones!|
|Occupations||Musician, singer-songwriter, record producer and actress|
|Years active||2009–present (singing)|
Ebony Thomas, also known by her musical stage name Ebony Bones (sometimes stylised Ebony Bones!), is a British singer-songwriter, record producer and actress. Writing and producing her début album Bone Of My Bones, she was named one of the "40 Men And Women Who Make London" by Time Out for their 40th anniversary edition, as well as producing the soundtrack for Yves Saint Laurent (Gucci)'s 2009 Manifesto campaign, "Guess We'll Always Have NY". Currently finishing work on her second album recorded in India with members of the Symphony Orchestra of India, as well as headlining the official opening of Art Basel in Miami, in 2011 Ebony Bones also opened for Cee Lo Green on his European tour. Bones will also feature on the new album for Amadou and Mariam as well as upcoming collaborations alongside Yoko Ono.
Attending London's Sylvia Young Theatre School alongside classmate Amy Winehouse, it is known that Ebony began her career at the age of 12, when she was spotted by BAFTA award winning actor and Artistic Director of Shakespeare's Globe Theatre Mark Rylance, for his production of Macbeth also starring actress Jane Horrocks. Nominated for The British Soap Awards in 2004 and 2005 for playing the role of Yasmin Green on the FIVE (UK) TV drama Family Affairs, she was one of the programme's youngest, longest-serving and most popular cast members.
Known for her on-stage antics and theatrical costumes, she opened for Cee Lo Green 2011 Tour across the UK and Europe. Beginning as a self-taught musician performing under the stage name 'Ebony Bones!' given to her by her original live drummer Rat Scabies of The Damned, she anonymously uploaded music onto a blank Myspace page. Writing and producing her own material, "We Know All About U" depicting an Orwellian society, made its radio début as "The Hottest Record In The World Today" as well as "Single Of The Week" on BBC Radio 1 by Dj Zane Lowe, also receiving daytime play from Jo Whiley, becoming Radio 1's most played single by an unsigned artist. Her début album Bone of My Bones was released in 2009 featuring W.A.R.R.I.O.R and Guess We'll Always Have NY" later used for campaigns by Yves Saint Laurent, EA Sports FIFA 2011 soundtrack, and a controversial Citroën car commercial featuring John Lennon, which was later banned in parts of Europe.
Photographed for The New York Times by Jean-Baptiste Mondino and appearing in publications such as Rolling Stone, Vogue, NME, Q, The Guardian, The Observer, i-D, and Entertainment Weekly, she has also been on the covers of French cultural magazine Télérama three times, Tsugi, Japan's Eyescream, as well as German music magazine De:Bug.
In 2010 she was requested to perform live at The Shanghai World Trade Show Expo 2010, Central Park SummerStage in New York, and The Grand Palais in Paris for SFR live concerts. In the summer of 2011 Ebony Bones also debuted new material from her sophomore album at The Cannes Film Festival and T-Mobile International Film Festival.
In 2013, Bones released her second album Behold, A Pale Horse.
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- Ebony Thomas at the Internet Movie Database
- Ebony Bones at Music Week - Leading Model agency launches music artists division
- Ebony Bones at Cee Lo Green 2011 Tour with Ebony Bones - Vice Magazine
- Ebony Bones at T-Mobile International Film Festival (Poland)
- Ebony Bones at MTV News
- Ebony Bones at SXSW Best New Acts