THOMAS WYNN & THE BELIEVERS WITH JOHN THRASHER
Wednesday, January 9th
8:00pm / doors at 6:30pm
Advance general admission: $10
At the door: $13
Tables of 4 reserved seats: $50
THOMAS WYNN & THE BELIEVERS personifies rugged, yet uplifting spirited rock, sprinkled with southern soul R&B. Tunes brutally honest & heartfelt, the themes go beyond years of drugs, heartbreaks & hypocrisy to deliver a message of hope. “Soulful, gritty tunes, some as sweet as honeysuckle and others ferociously jagged …reminiscent of Levon Helm, Neil Young and the Allman Brothers, but they still boldly radiate a sound and southern charm all their own.” Metromix
A combination of blistering rock and southern soul, this fiery ensemble has been playing the Orlando, Florida original music circuit for the last three-plus years and have quickly garnered local celebrity status. Hailing from a musical family, the band is heavily influenced by Thomas and Olivia’s father, Tom Wynn, who was the drummer for Cowboy. Through out the 70’s, Cowboy toured with the Allman Brothers Band, and released four albums on the legendary Capricorn Records.Thomas’ spirit-moving vocals are uniquely supported by sister Olivia Wynn’s engaging and captivating voice and presence. Her strong vocal harmonies and wide-eyed response is the perfect companion to his yearning banshee cries.
Known for their powerful LIVE performances, TWTB have delighted audiences of all sizes, including festival goers at Magnolia Fest, Bear Creek, Orlando Calling, Blackwater Music Festival, BamaJam, Tropical Heatwave, Antiwarpt, Pojo Music Fest and FMFs. The group has also shared the stage with national acts Gov’t Mule, The Blind Boys of Alabama, Drivin’ N’ Cryin’, Leon Russell, Drive-By Truckers, Donna The Buffalo, Leftover Salmon, JJ Grey & Mofro, Medeski, Martin & Wood, Honey Island Swamp Band, Cross Canadian Ragweed, The Lee Boys, Charlie Daniels, just to name a few…
In 2011, Thomas Wynn and the Believers sold over 5,000 hard tickets, and the band’s independent debut release has sold over 2,000 albums and counting. This year finds the band expanding their touring horizons nationally in support of their sophomore album release, Brothers and Sisters, which was release January 24, 2012.
TWTB are gratefully sponsored by Gibson, D’Addario, and Drilley’s Shoes . . .
Delivering honest, alternative rock with carefully crafted, humble singer/songwriter relatability.
JOHN THRASHER was 12 years old when he attended his first concert, performed by one of his main influences, the Dave Matthews Band. It was that same year he bought his first guitar, and discovered what he wanted to do for the rest of his life. In high school, John formed his first band, Finkle and Einhorn, and covered DMB’s “Grey Street” at the senior year talent show to a rousing standing ovation. In college, at the University of Georgia, John, who ironically majored in Accounting and Spanish, continued to hone his craft for live performance at any local dive that would open its doors. Even though he was mostly playing covers, John prided himself on playing an eclectic set list that drew from every genre of music. Drawing from influences like Tom Petty, Zac Brown, Ryan Adams, Bob Dylan, and Oasis, to name a few, it’s that variety that would eventually influence his original work.
In late 2011, Thrasher began penning his debut, seven song EP, “Too Young to Slow Down”. The songs delve into every corner, both dark and bright, of a fulfilling and eventful 28 years. “My goal when I wrote this record was to account for seven defining moments in my life. There’s not a person in this world that will buy this album and not be able to say, ‘I’ve been there’, to at least one song.” From the upbeat, violin driven, power ballad, “Can’t Get Close to You”, to the softer, contemplative “Where One Life Ends”, Thrasher shows his ability to write lyrics and powerful hooks that capture the vast spectrum of human emotion. His music is also available for film, TV, and video use with proper authorization.
He’s has had the honor of sharing the stage with the likes of the Zac Brown Band, Jupiter Coyote, and American Idol finalist Michael Johns, among many others. Playing over 200 shows a year, John and his band stay very busy, performing weddings, private parties, bars and restaurants all over the Southeast.
His debut album, “Too Young to Slow Down” is now available for purchase on iTunes.