Origin: Montréal, Québec
Thunder Rider has composed quite an extensive repertoire of songs based on the belief that a true attempt at originality and versatility will be their key to success.
The operatic vocal style, the soaring melodic and lightning guitar leads, the haunting orchestral keyboards, the angelic female back up vocals, accompanied by the thunderous combination of bass and drums, generate all the electricity required to power Thunder Rider.
Being a truly imaginative group, they have conceived a concept to rule their music, lyrics and stage show. At this time, this band of musicians is ready to take the world by storm.
Thunder Rider is currently experiencing global critical acclaim of their two recordings, Thunder Rider Tales of Darkness and Light - Debut and Chapter II, and is proud to be selling their music all over the world despite the fact that they are an independent and unsigned project.
John Blackwing: singer, guitars, founder
Nick Stilldream: bass, synth bass, synth effects, acoustic six & twelve string, back-up voice
Pat Hammer: drums, percussions
Bruce Corian: lead & rhythm guitar, acoustic six & twelve string, classical guitar, classical flute and complete range of recorders, violin, back-up voice
Luc Dufresne: keyboards, back-up voice
Steve Cox: lead & rhythm guitar, acoustic six & twelve string, classical guitar, back-up voice
Nicolas DesRocher: bass, guitar
Mike Headstone: brain, pencil, pen, paper, kazoo
Mark Wildword: brain, pencil, pen, paper, big mouth