PRESS RELEASE: WRITER OF CLASSIC HIT 'SEVEN MINUTES OF FUNK' BACK ON MUSIC SCENE New York, NY 2004 Two Thousand and Four will be remembered for several major events. It is the year of the Olympics. It is the year of the Presidential election. It is the year of the return of the multi-talented Tyrone Thomas. The writer of Seven Minutes of Funk and Founder of The Whole Darn Family is back on the music scene with a new CD; TYRONE THOMAS 'NOW' Within days of the initial CD release, Rave reviews have begun to pour in. Music lovers worldwide have been quick to find this treasure chest of new exciting songs. Meanwhile, long time fans of Tyrone Thomas and The Whole Darn Family are being rewarded for their patience and loyalty. The 'buzz' is growing; particularly in the UK where Tyrone Thomas has long been consider a major musical cult hero. For this new release Tyrone has combined his unique brand of danceable funk with several sweet soul ballads. The result is a full course meal for any serious connoisseur of Soul music. 'SUGAH SUGAH' and 'YOU'RE SO GOOD' are two smoking tracks destined to heat up dance floors in clubs both stateside and in the U. K. Tyrone left the music scene shortly after being ripped off for his most notable hit, 'SEVEN MINUTES OF FUNK'. Unlike other creative 'crime victims', Tyrone chose to regroup and jump back into the Show business arena, undeterred and unbroken. Instead of focusing on the past, He threw himself back into his music and created the elusive Polydor Records release 'You're Hardly Gone' an all time favorite with his fans. Tyrone Thomas is known for his funky beats and this CD gives you that and so much more. His new CD has something for everyone. Few performers have been blessed with a vocal instrument like Tyrone Thomas. Fewer still have learned to produce such a rich tone like those heard on love ballads like 'THIS SONG (Is For The One I Love)' and 'ALWAYS' which is guarantee to become a future POP classic. Women seem to connect instantly with Tyrone's sincere delivery; and any man 'lost for words' will find a wealth of loving phrases to whisper - to tell that special someone how he really feels. For Tyrone Thomas this album is a personal triumph. 'It really feels great to know that I have recorded songs that my fans will always listen to. Some folks like 'Seven Minutes of Funk'; for some it's 'Fly Away Love Bird' and still there are others who will say, 'You're Hardly Gone' is their favorite. I have always had a love for music and being able to record music that has stood the test of time is the greatest feeling any artist could have. 'With this CD I've tried to give all my fans something new and still stay true to real music. Thanks for all the support that each and everyone has given to me. I look forward to touring with this CD and Saying THANKS to My Many Fans all over the World, in Person.' BIO Mr.Tyrone Thomas At the tender age of 10, he was known as Lil Tommy. He and Major Harris of 'Love Won't Let Me Wait' fame, put together their first quartet, called the 'Teenagers' They open for several major league recording artist, such as Sam Cooke, Mary Wells, Fat's Domino, and blues legend Jimmy Reid. The Teenagers stay together for several years. The Teenagers went on to perform and win Amateur Night at the Apollo in the late 60's. Tyrone began to hone his skill as a drummer. Later putting together a band called 'Nobody's Children'. In the early 70's they became Patti Labelle and the Bluebells back up band. Again touring and opening shows for artist such as Tyrone Davis, Kool and the Gang, The Delfonics, and The Moments, to name a few 'Nobody's Childern continue to be Patti Labelle's back up band. They were performing at Lord Price's Turntable, when Patti Labelle was suddenly stricken with a serious throat illness. Thus ending the career of 'NOBODY'S CHILDREN'. Tyrone's career as a drummer continued, he performed with blues legend Swapp Dogg, Doris Duke, Charlie Whitehead, Freddy Scott and Smoking Joe Frazier. After being on the road for several years, Tyrone then return home to Richmond, VA. Putting his master plan in effect where he went on to create the self contained group 'THE WHOLE DARN FAMILY' and wrote 'SEVEN MINUTES OF FUNK' one of the most sample songs by various Hip Hop artist today. 'SEVEN MINUTES OF FUNK', has been sample by JAY-Z & FOXXY BROWN, FAITH EVANS & JA RULE, EPMD, RED MAN, KEITH MURRY, ERIC SERMON, Q-TIP, WU TANG, THE ALCOHOLICS, GRAVE DIGGERS, WYCLEF JEAN, LIL BOW WOW and most recently BAD BOYS ll Soundtrack. This Richmond,Va. native now resides in the Big Apple where he continues to write, arrange and produce. Pioneer, entrepreneur, visionary, producer and composer. In his catalog he has amassed over 200 songs. Adult Contemporary combined with undeniable funk, soulful song writing skill of R&B, Jazz and Hip Hop make up his unique sound. He now owns Indie label 'BUTAH BEAT RECORDS', 'MO BUTAH PRODUCTIONS and 'ALLTHOMS MUSIC, BMI. Welcome to his music.