|This biographical article relies too much on references to primary sources. (January 2008)|
Irwin Thomas in 2009
|Birth name||Irwin Thomas|
|Also known as||Jack Jones (Southern Sons)|
|Born||6 January 1971|
|Genres||Rock, hard rock, pop rock, alternative|
|Associated acts||Southern Sons, Electric Mary, She Said Yes, Dweezil Zappa|
Irwin Thomas (born 6 January 1971) is an Australian singer-songwriter and guitarist who was formerly billed as Jack Jones, as the lead vocalist in the 1990s Australian band Southern Sons, originally known as "The State", Jones toured with John Farnham during his Chain Reaction concert tour in 1990/91 as Lead Guitarist and was also featured on the album of the same name
Thomas was born in Manhattan, New York City, his father Jack Good (born as Irwin Thomas Whittridge) was a Hollywood film actor and broadway performer, and his mother a folk singer and dancer, he immigrated to Australia when he was 10, after his tenure with Southern Sons, he reverted to his birth name of Irwin Thomas in 2000, working with Ahmet Zappa in LA and with Garry Beers of INXS he has released music as a solo artist, first for BMG and then as an independent artist with the first fully-fledged album billed as Irwin Thomas, "The Evolution of Irwin Thomas" appearing in 2002. In 2004 he was also been involved with Melbourne band Electric Mary; he is also currently involved in a band called She Said Yes, led by Tania Doko, the former lead singer of Bachelor Girl.. He was previously married to New Zealand born Australian actress Rebecca Gibney from 1992-1995.
Released in Australia through John Farnham's Gotham Records label
- The Evolution of Irwin Thomas (2002)
- "Get Up and Get Out of Your Mind" (2002)
Released Independently through myspace.com and Independent Artists Company
- Made In China (2007)
- Let's Go (2006)
- Get Your Radio On (2006)
- I Can't Wait [2006)
- Into Trouble (2006)
- Peace Now (2006)
- Disconnected (2009)
- McFarlane, Ian (1999). "Whammo Homepage". Encyclopedia of Australian Rock and Pop. St Leonards, NSW: Allen & Unwin. ISBN 1-86508-072-1. Retrieved 8 February 2010. Note: Archived [on-line] copy has limited functionality.
- Spencer, Chris; Zbig Nowara, Paul McHenry with notes by Ed Nimmervoll (2002) . The Who's Who of Australian Rock. Noble Park, Vic.: Five Mile Press. ISBN 1-86503-891-1.  Note: [on-line] version established at White Room Electronic Publishing Pty Ltd in 2007 and was expanded from the 2002 edition.
- "Who's who of Australian rock / compiled by Chris Spencer, Zbig Nowara & Paul McHenry". catalogue. National Library of Australia. Retrieved 8 February 2010.