What started as a hobby in 1959 became a life time career in the music business
for Greg Thomas. Over a 40 year span he was a musician with some of Calgary's most popular
groups. That experience opened the door for him to manage other popular Western Canadian
artists. In 1978 Greg joined Studio City Musical as an agent and rose to be the
company Vice President and Partner. With offices in Calgary, Edmonton and Vancouver,
Studio City grew to be the largest rock agency on the Prairies.
Seven years later he set out on his own
with Greg Thomas Productions and concentrated on providing entertainment to the Calgary
corporate community. It was during this time Patricia Conroy talked him into booking her
shows and that set the course for Greg to commit to the country music industry. He became
the founder and President of The Key Entertainment Group which to become the largest
country music agency in Canada before it was sold in 2005.
During this time Greg was the chief
organizer and driving force behind "Say Hay" an historic fund raising effort
that not only raised close to two million dollars for drought stricken farmers in
Western Canada but earned Greg and his group three Canadian Country Music Awards
including; Country Event of the Year, Television Special of the Year and the prestigious
Humanitarian of the Year Award. Greg received another Humanitarian of The Year Award in
the 90's for his participation in The Song For Brent which has established a group
home in Lethbridge to care for brain injured teenagers.
Greg is a member and Director of The Canadian
Association of Fairs and Exhibitions, an active member of The International Associations
of Fairs, The Rocky Mountain Association of Fairs and The Florida Federation of Fairs