Photo: Jason Joyce
Since forming in 1989, the Londoners have established themselves among the UK’s most consistent attractions, notching up some twenty Top Fifty singles and cultivating a well deserved reputation as consummate live performers.
Having been feted by Axl Rose of Guns N’ Roses, Aerosmith and Whitesnake’s David Coverdale, their first two albums, ‘Back Street Symphony’ (1990) and ‘Laughing On Judgement Day’ (1992), both were certified Gold in the UK.
With a lineage dating back to the cream of British hard rock – Led Zeppelin, Bad Company, The Who and Deep Purple – and songwriting greats such as the Kinks, The Beatles and The Faces, the band’s sound is a timeless marriage of unforgettable melodies and sheer rock power.
2015’s ‘Wonder Days’ album (their first for 6 years) entered the UK national album chart at number 9. ‘All You Can Eat’ 2 CD + DVD (2016) went straight into the music DVD chart at number 1. 2017 saw the release of ‘Rip It Up’, the band’s eleventh studio album, chart at number 3 in the UK.
During 2017 the band completed triumphant tours of the UK and Europe with highly praised performances in Spain, Sweden & Germany, and it doesn’t stop there. The band is confirmed as special guests on the Alice Cooper German shows in November 2017, have sold out Xmas shows in the UK and are set to perform on the legendary Monsters of Rock Cruise, departing Miami in February 2018.
With more shows planned for 2018 and beyond, it would appear Thunder is now more popular than ever before.