Russell Thomas

Russell Thomas

Russell Thomas

Russell Thomas is a music industry veteran with more than 30 years experience up his sleeve. He has been the owner of KAOS MANAGEMENT since 1987 – a leading independent radio promotions company.

On national radio, his company has exclusively represented THE JOHN BUTLER TRIO, GOTYE, THE PRESETS, ART VS SCIENCE,  THE WAIFS, BRITISH INDIA, JAMES REYNE, DRAMATICO UK, 604 RECORDS CANADA  to name a few of the artists.

With an elite and handpicked roster of artists, Russell along with his assistant Jenna, aim to make Australian independent music stand up and be counted on the airwaves.
Kaos has represented the only TWO independent artists to ever top the airplay charts – namely Ben Lee with Catch My Disease and the John Butler trio with One Way Road as well as with major distribution for GOTYE and SOMEBODY I USED TO KNOW (the most successful single ever on par with Savage Garden) .

More recently GOTYE achieved the #1 most played song nationally and THE JOHN BUTLER TRIO achieved the #1 and third most played Australian songs for the first half of 2010 with CLOSE TO YOU and ONE WAY ROAD.