Born in New York City, Irwin Thomas (Jack Jones) arrived in Australia as a ten year old. Even as a youngster, Irwin began showing an incredible talent with his guitar playing. At fourteen Irwin was already playing professionally. At the same time, he was earning a reputation as a very accomplished and well respected studio musician.
After heading back to the United States to further study his craft, Irwin eventually returned to Australia and joined the successful 90's band 'SouthernS ons' as lead singer/guitarist. Three Albums, Multi Platinum Sales and a string of hits such as "Heart In Danger", "Always & Ever", "Hold Me In Your Arms","Waiting For That Train", "I Can't Wait Any Longer", "Lead Me To Water", "You Were There", Don't Tell Me What's Right (Feat Colin Hay 'Men At Work') &"Trust In Me".. His vocal ability was highly praised by both fans and musical peers alike... He has not only enjoyed success in Australia, but in Asia, Canada,Germany, & throughout Europe. Confirming he is a major talent worthy of recognition.His touring and recording credits are equally as impressive.
Working as singer/guitarist with Multi Platinum Artists such as: Guy Sabastian, John Farnham,Glen Shorrock (Little River Band), Tina Arena, Tommy Emmanuel, Rick Price,Merryl Bainbridge, Graham Goble (Little River Band), Richard Clapton, GaryGarry Beers (INXS), Dweezil Zappa, Ahmet Zappa, Jeff Jacobs (Foriener),Schuyler Deale (Michael Bolton, Billy Joel), Crystal Talefiero (Billy Joel), JoeTravers (Billy Idol, ZappaPlaysZappa), Deb Byrne, Stoolz Roachman & the IdiotSevilles, Renee Geyer, Bachelor Girl, Anthony Warlow, Dean Guyer, DanielBedingfield, Jon Stevens, Ian Moss, Doug Parkinson, Jeff Martin (The Tea Party),Mark Seymour (Hunters & Collectors), Jon Toogood (Shihad), John Waters, DeanMcGrath (Hungry Kids of Hungry), Tim Morrison (Trial Kennedy),ROACHFORD and countless others.In 2000 Irwin and INXS Bassist Gary Beers released a band project called"MUDHEAD.." (Lead Vocals, Songwriting, Guitars & assorted instruments)2002 was a big year. Irwin released his first solo offering entitled
'The Evolutionof Irwin Thomas' which received critical acclaim across the board in Australiaand had him as the opening act for Matchbox Twenty on their NationalAustralian Tour.That same year Irwin & his band joined the likes of Garbage, Nickleback, BillyIdol, Lifehouse, The Tea Party, Midnight Oil on 'The M1 Tour' around Australia.