|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|
|Born||6 January 1971|
|Genres||Rock, hard rock, pop rock, alternative|
|Associated acts||Southern Sons, Electric Mary, She Said Yes, Ahmet Zappa|
Irwin Thomas (born 6 January 1971) is an Australian singer-songwriter and guitarist. He was formerly billed as Jack Jones when he was the lead vocalist in the 1990s Australian band Southern Sons, originally known as "The State". Jones toured with John Farnham as lead guitarist during his Chain Reaction concert tour in 1990 and 1991, and was also featured on the album of the same name
Thomas was born in Manhattan, New York City. His, father Jack Goode, born Irwin Thomas Whittridge (1908-1971), was a Hollywood film actor and Broadway performer, and his mother was a folk singer and dancer. Thomas 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 Los Angeles, 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 Evolution of Irwin Thomas appearing in 2002. Since 2004 he has also been involved with Melbourne band Electric Mary, and he is also in a band called She Said Yes, led by Tania Doko, the former lead singer of Bachelor Girl..
Thomas was married to New Zealand-born Australian actress Rebecca Gibney from 1992 to 1995.
- The Evolution of Irwin Thomas (2002) Gotham Records
- Made In China (2007) IRUSTU Records
- "Get Up and Get Out of Your Mind" (2002) Released independently through MySpace and Independent Artists Company
- 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 (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.