T hunder was born in Atlanta, GA into an accomplished musical family. His love of music began at a very early age listening to radio broadcasts and hearing his father, mother and grandmother sing and play. Thunder’s family moved quite a bit in his early years and through that time, he attended some 23 different schools. During this time, he was unable to begin and develop close friendships so Thunder simply immersed himself into music from all genres. During the final months of his senior year in high school, he met the love of his life and they were married shortly after she graduated.
After graduating high school, Thunder joined the United States Air Force and was stationed in Misawa, Japan as his love of all types of music continued to grow. Thunder was honorably discharged from the US Air Force where he started his company as an Entertainer/DJ, Thunder Productions. Through the many years to follow, Thunder has performed for thousands of people in private functions all over the East Coast. His brand of Entertainment was so refreshingly different than the usual DJs, his notoriety began to grow nationwide.
Thunder had been performing as an Entertainer, DJ, and Wedding Vocalist for more than 15 years when Toby Keith was making his mark on the Country Music charts. And when fans of Thunder saw him, they said the resemblance between them was incredible. Thunder was already a country vocalist so he took on the role as a Toby Keith Tribute Artist. Thunder has performed on stage as Toby Keith at many fairs, festivals, and private events over the last 7 years. He has also performed in salute to the Veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces in many cities.
Now, with over 20 years of experience in the Entertainment Industry, Thunder is considered a well seasoned veteran in his field. Thunder has accreditations as an Audio Engineer, Lighting Systems Engineer, Theatrical Pyrotechnician and Special Effects Engineer, Entertainer, DJ, MC, Musician, Vocalist, and now Toby Keith Tribute Artist. Thunder has worked with national tours coordinating staging special effects and pyrotechnics for Aerosmith, Pink Floyd, Garth Brooks, Toby Keith, Godsmack, Kiss, Kid Rock, Breaking Benjamin, Megadeth, Shania Twain, 98 Degrees, Grease On Ice, and countless local bands and regional theatrical performances.