ThunderGypsy’s sound can best be described as Southern Soul, a musical genre that originates from a combination of styles, including blues, country, early rock and roll, and a strong gospel influence. Southern Soul comes from the tradition when greats like Aretha Franklin traveled to Muscle Shoals to record her classics “Chain of Fools” and “Respect”… When Wilson Pickett went to Memphis and sang “In the Midnight Hour” and “Mustang Sally”… And when Curtis Mayfield, from Atlanta, wrote “People Get Ready.”
That tradition continues today with bands like Tedeschi Trucks Band, Alabama Shakes and Warren Haynes incorporating these roots with the Southern Rock and Blues traditions of the Allman Bros. and Stevie Ray Vaughn. ThunderGypsy plays all of this and more, creating music that makes you want to move!
The Gypsy spirit is alive in their eclectic mix of music as they take you on a musical road trip from the birthplace of Southern Soul in Muscle Shoals to the Rock of Macon; from the classic sound of the Memphis R and B to the streets of New Orleans’ French Quarter with its gospel-infused Funk. With side trips through St. Louis up to Chicago for their rocking electric Blues, the journey never ends. By taking familiar songs and intensifying the arrangements with all of these influences, ThunderGypsy creates a powerful sound that has been mesmerizing audiences since its inception.
ThunderGypsy was conceived during a chance encounter in 2013. One year later, the stars aligned and these four musicians with similar tastes in music and attitude formed ThunderGypsy.
With Ken Williams on Drums, Richard Price on Guitar, Paul Allison on Keyboards and Heather Statham on vocals, this quartet delivers a full sound guaranteed to delight your ears and keep you dancing and grooving all night long! Folks often say they’ve never seen a band having so much fun playing together.