Venue:  Oddfellows Temple
Time:  Friday 11pm
Category:  Music, Theatre + Spoken Word
City of Origin:  Niagara Falls ON
Price:  $10 or Festival Pass
Website: www.thunderclap.ca

Snapshot:

THUNDERCLAP will be recreating his debut album HELLBENT ON SUCCESS with a full band. The exciting addition of a video DJ will be bringing the THUNDERCLAP psychological experience to a new plateau. . .

About:

THUNDERCLAP is a self-taught singer/songwriter, proficient at most instruments he lays his hands to. He has been writing songs since he was 13, and has been masterminding various rock n’ roll outfits since he was 14. Originally from the Niagara region, he has expanded into an international performing artist playing in Lyon, Paris, Berlin, London, and elsewhere across Europe and North America.

THUNDERCLAP’s potent style of performing began on the streets but now has expanded past that to the National and International stage. In early 2013 THUNDERCLAP embarked on a 7 city East Coast Canadian Tour with Spooky Ruben.

In late 2013 THUNDERCLAP’s holiday radio release “The Ghost of Christmas Past” has been heard from coast to coast on commercial rock airways across the country. His debut LP entitled “Hell Bent On Success”, was produced by Spookey Ruben (Feist, Kei$ha). It also includes notable guests Bob Wiseman (Blue Rodeo), Mary Margaret O’Hara (Miss America) and Dave Clark (Rheostatics)! It had it’s Canadian release in Sept 2015.

A one-man band, he possesses the bravery needed to take the stage alone and believes this heightens the vulnerability of the performer, thus creating a more emotional rapport with the audience. This type of performing, which he likes to call ‘guerilla folkestry,’ can be just as powerful when performed at concert or on the street, as THUNDERCLAP does regularly.

THUNDERCLAP prides himself with a ‘diverse’ subject matter which his lyrical content explores. His background of ‘method acting’ and the subsequent understanding of human psychology flavoured his already unique approach to composition. What THUNDERCLAP offers in original content, although challenging and trailblazing, is just as equally- hooky and memorable.

Praise:

So much fun! It Reminds me of Ray Davies BEST!
-Jack Douglas (producer of JOHN LENNON, AEROSMITH)

“Mr. Thunderclap with his humble battle cry is in a dimension of its own” – Kevin Hearn (Musician – Barenaked Ladies, Lou Reed, Kevin Hearn & Thinbuckle)

“Magically perplexing, obnoxious, and beautiful” – Spookey Ruben (Ke$sha, Feist)

Freddie Mercury meets Elvis Presley! A refreshing one-man show that sideswiped our collective expectations and took our breath away! WOW!
-Indie Week Toronto (judging panel)

“THUNDERCLAP is a highly original tune-maker and rather theatrical singer who accompanies himself on spastically melodic guitar and piano” – Gene Hughes (Producer, Engineer, Musician – Ron Sexsmith, Mary Margaret O’Hara, The Mahones)

“Thunderclap upon first listen sums up everything I remember that was good about poetry and folk music in the 60’s” – Russ Streiner (Actor, Producer – Night of the Living Dead, 1968)

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