Put on your dancin' shoes, open your ears and join the party! The THUGZ aka "tribal hippie underground zone" are sure to provide a fun time for all with their brand of original and classic jam rock.
Based in western Sonoma County, Calif. this multi-faceted band has delighted music fans of all ages and tastes. Rock, blues, country, psychedelic and various world music styles blend together at a Thugz show to bring the "positive vibes" of the "60's into the 21st century. Informed by the music of Bob Dylan, the Grateful Dead, the Beatles, Miles Davis and others the Thugz' original songs and cosmic jams help to create a fun, communal spirit between band and audience.
No two Thugz shows are exactly the same but the spirit and love of music
making are always present.
(for the story of the band name go to Mike's Rants page & "Name of the Rose")
The Thugz are:
Mike Campbell - guitar, trumpet & vocals
Andre de Channes - guitar & vocals
Stephanie Salva - vocals, uke & perc (on hiatus)
Russ Kerger - keyboards & sax
John Shebalin - drums
Sylvia Murphy - Emeritus vocals & keyboards
John Paul Norris - bass
THUGZ support staff:
Melanie Campbell - photography & event coordinator
Craig Wright - saxophone & special projects
'Drew Carpenter - sound and equipment tech (also guitar & vocals)
plus light show & bus driver
Spencer Campbell - video production & trumpet