Band:

Thunder

BiografieThunder were formed in 1989 by the unholy alliance of vocalist Danny Bowes, guitarist Luke Morley and Drummer Gary "Harry" James.



All three had served time in Terraplane, before finally throwing in the towel.



Thunder displayed a far bluesier appeal, resulting in the band finally finding their niche somewhere between Bad Company and British Music Hall (James occasionally feels the need to fly across the stage in tutu and green fright wig, or sing Frank Sinatra or Wet Wet Wet songs). Debut album, "Back Street Symphony", went Gold in the UK as a direct result of constant touring, but follow-up, "Laughing On Judgement Day", also failed to unlock the States. Original bassist Mark "Snake" Luckhurst left the band under somewhat acrimonious circumstances in 1993, to be replaced by former Great King Rat bassist Mikael Hoglund.



Then came the third album, "Behind Closed Doors". It was only really successful with fans. The highlight of the year was supporting Bon Jovi at Wembley Stadium in June. Their fourth album, a best of, was called "Their finest hour.....and a bit". Thunder have now lost Bassist Mikael, so Luke played all bass guitar on latest album, The Thrill Of It All, the bands fith album to date. This new album sees the band return to their original sound, and also a change in record company. Now on their own label B. Lucky Music, distributed by Castle Communications PLC, the album was recorded last April and May. It was due to be released in September 1996, but due to benny injuring his arm, the band were unable to tour in support of the album, so the release was delayed until February 1997. The band have toured once this year, but due to illness again, some dates had to be re-scheduled, and a few extra dates were added. Now with a new bassist, Thunder are back on the road in April and May ´97.

Following four sold out dates at Sheperds Bush Empire and Wolverhampton Wulfrun Hall in November ´97, they have just released their first live album. A live album has been requested by fans for some time now, and this sees the band starting a new record deal with "Eagle Records". Soon Thunder will release a Live video, filmed at these four shows, and then start another major UK tour.
Quelle: http://www.puzlebox.demon.co.uk/dkong/history.htmlDiscografie2009 - The EP-Sessions 2007-2008

2008 - Bang!

2006 - Robert Johnson´s Tombstone

2005 - The Magnificent Seventh

2003 - Ballads

2003 - Shooting At The Sun

2002 - Symphony And Stage

2001 - Rock Champions

2001 - Live At Donington Monsters Of Rock 1990

2001 - They Think It´s All Acoustic... It Is Now

2000 - They Think It´s All Over... It Is Now

2000 - Open The Window, Close The Door - Live In Japan

2000 - Gimme Some...

1999 - The Rare, The Raw And The Rest

1999 - Giving The Game Away

1998 - Burrn! Presents : The Best Of Thunder

1998 - Live

1996 - The Thrill Of It All

1995 - Their Finest Hour (And A Bit)

1995 - Live Circuit

1995 - Behind Closed Doors

1992 - Laughing On Judgement Day

1990 - Backstreet Symphony
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Konzertberichte

Samstag 20.06.2015
THUNDER erleben heuer ihren zweiten Frühling - und dem durfte ich am vergangenen Samstag im Aschaffenburger Colos-Saal livehaftig beiwohnen.

Reviews

Bang! - Cover
Mit ihren drei letzten Alben „Shooting At The Sun“, „The Magnificent Seventh!“ und “Robert Johnson´s Tombstone” haben die Briten THUNDER durchweg erstklassige
Robert Johnson´s Tombstone - Cover
Es gibt ungefähr 7,8 Millionen Rockdinosaurier, die verbissen und resigniert auf ihre Rente hinarbeiten, weil die Fans außer ihren alten Hits nix mehr hören wollen.
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Shooting At The Sun - Cover
Der breiten Öffentlichkeit fast völlig unbekannt, rocken die Briten "Thunder” seit 1989 durch die Szene und konnten (besonders mit ihrem 1992’er Album "Laughing On Judgement Day”) einige Achtungserfol
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