After several decades of disappearance, more than thirty years and more; thirty-six to be exact, there has been a resurgence of old school music that moves you. Back then, in the late spring of May, in late 1983, a Dayton, Ohio band named “New Horizons” hit the top 40 on the R&B Billboard music charts with a single titled “Your Thing Is Your Thing “produced by Roger Troutman from the album” Something New “Well that was the end of the one followed by another single called” Searching For That Lady “from the band’s second album” Gonna Have Big Fun ”in 1984; you can’t really say a unique wonder as much as you can say a unique wonder.
What happened to the Thomas Brothers, professionally known as New Horizons? Well, the group disbanded at the end of 1986 and split up to pursue other professional interests. Lead singer Mark Thomas had the pleasure of traveling the country and around the world with Zapp and the late Roger Troutman playing drums and singing backing vocals in the late 80s, and his younger brother Bart followed suit. and continues to tour with Zapp today.
Mark also produced two solo projects which were mere pka duds The Marc Anthonee Project in the summer of 1996 and in June 2018 he released a CD titled “Getta Know Ya” by MA None of these projects reached the charts. Well, you can ask about the other members of New Horizons; Guitarist and singer Tim Abrams pursued other career choices and performed with other bands, while band founder Art Thomas Jr. has completely stepped out of the limelight and is now an ordained minister sharing the love of Jesus. -Christ.
Which brings us to little brother Varges, Varges is the youngest of his siblings and plays keyboards, bass, talk box, melotica, percussion, lead and vocals. He is also a producer, arranger, composer and artist. He has his first single “Give It To Ya” taken from his upcoming debut CD titled Destiny; which is heard on music apps IheartRadio, Spotify, Pandora, and Jango.com to name a few across the country and around the world. The CD is made up of old school music, R&B, smooth jazz, Southern Soul, Steppin, funk and inspiring music displaying its many facets. The sound is appealing to young and middle-aged listeners who enjoy a nice groove with a touch of moving rhythms.
You ask me how I know so much about the history of New Horizons and Varges Thomas; well that’s because I’m the third unknown brother of Thomas’ the author of this article.