Ural Thomas + The Pain


Doors 7pm


Over 18 Only

If life was at all fair Ural Thomas would be a household name, his music slotted into countless sweet, seductive mixtapes between James Brown, Otis Redding, and Stevie Wonder. Straddling the line between hot soul shouter and velvety-smooth crooner, Thomas released a few singles in the late 60’s and early 70’s; most notably “Can You Dig It”, which featured backing vocals from soul luminaries Merry Clayton, Mary Wells and Brenda Holloway. Thomas played over forty shows at the legendary Apollo Theater before turning his back on an unkind business and heading home to Portland, OR.

In 2014, local soul DJ Scott Magee sat in on drums at one of Ural’s Sunday night jam sessions. The two became fast friends and at Magee’s urging Thomas decided to give his musical career another shot. Magee became the musical director, they put together a band, and in 2016 released a self-titled album.

In 2017 Thomas signed with Tender Loving Empire and began work on what, in many respects, will be his debut full length album.

A developing artist at nearly eighty years old, for Thomas music has always been about bringing people together. “If we play for twenty people we cook it like it’s twenty thousand” says Thomas. “If we make someone smile we’re satisfied”.

Standing in bold defiance of the idea that aging is a reason to slow down and stop living, for Thomas the right time to get down is the next time someone plugs in a guitar or puts on a record. Ural is ready – are you?

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19a West Register Street
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Venue Details

SUN 4 JUN 2023
Glass Beams
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TUE 6 JUN 2023
Sneaky Pete's, EdinburghDoors 7.00pm£12.00
TUE 13 JUN 2023
Stanley Brinks & Freschard
Sneaky Pete's, EdinburghDoors 7.00pm £10.00
WED 14 JUN 2023
Hotel Lux
Sneaky Pete's, EdinburghDoors 7.00pm £12.50
THU 15 JUN 2023
Blvck Hippie
Sneaky Pete's, EdinburghDoors 7.00pm £9.00
WED 21 JUN 2023
The Klittens
Sneaky Pete's, EdinburghDoors 7.00pm £8.00
TUE 27 JUN 2023
The Mash House, EdinburghDoors 7.00pm£14.00
Gringo Star & The Shivas
Sneaky Pete's, EdinburghDoors 7.00pm £10.00
MON 3 JUL 2023
Garden Centre
Sneaky Pete's, EdinburghDoors 7.00pm£10.00
FRI 7 JUL 2023
Jack Ladder
Sneaky Pete's, EdinburghDoors 7.00pm£10.00
FRI 14 JUL 2023
Samuel Nicholson
Birthday Suit Album Launch
Sneaky Pete's, EdinburghDoors 7.00pm 8.50
MON 21 AUG 2023
Etran de L’AÏr
Sneaky Pete's, EdinburghDoors 7.00pm £15.00
FRI 22 SEP 2023
Chris Staples + Handsome Ghost
Sneaky Pete's, EdinburghDoors 7.00pm£12.00
THU 28 SEP 2023
Coach Party - Edinburgh Show
The Caves , EdinburghDoors 7.00pm£15.00
FRI 29 SEP 2023
Sneaky Pete's, EdinburghDoors 7.00pm£10.00
SAT 30 SEP 2023
Sneaky Pete's, EdinburghDoors 7.00pm £10.00
FRI 13 OCT 2023
Chase Petra
Sneaky Pete's, EdinburghDoors 7.00pm£12.00
SAT 14 OCT 2023
Skinny Pelembe
Sneaky Pete's, EdinburghDoors 7pm£12.00
FRI 3 NOV 2023
Panchiko - Edinburgh Date
The Mash House, EdinburghDoors 7.00pm£20.00
TUE 7 NOV 2023
Pearl & The Oysters
Sneaky Pete's, EdinburghDoors 7.00pm£10.00
MON 13 NOV 2023
Dougie Pool
Sneaky Pete's, EdinburghDoors 7.00pm £12.00