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Thumper & Generation One
Dec 30, 2022
Thumper's music career started at a very young age with pots, pans, and other noise makers. As he grew he began experimenting with new and different sounds that range from drums, to strings, pianos, and many others. He started playing the clarinet in elementary school and has progressed from there. For quite some time now he has played all of the instruments, sings, writes, records, composes, engineers and produces all of his own songs, along with songs for other artists on local, regional and national levels in several different styles. Thumper, the one man band and award winning, multi instrumental, international recording artist, actor, and model from Omaha Nebraska has been on the music seen since the early 80's and has a very high following and now has fans in every country on the planet.
He's a Musician, Singer, Songwriter, Actor, Model, Composer, Producer, and much more. He has created and developed his own website, www.Thumpinhard.com, (were you can see and hear more of him), an independent record label Thumpin' Hard Records, Inc., 2 recording studios, and United 4 Love Entertainment, his own entertainment company, and two non-profit organizations that he has a deep passion for. "JADA" (Jazz Against Domestic Abuse) a non-profit organization that helps victims of domestic abuse by raising awareness and funds for educational material and shelters and a second non-profit organization "Our Stars of 2morrow" a scholarship program that he raises money for through his music. He writes one song each year and donates the proceeds of that song to high school seniors to help for college tuition. This monster musical genius blends Rock, Gospel, Funk, Jazz, Pop, R&B, and many other styles together, and adds a little spice of his own to produce his sound... the O-ZONE sound.
There are many many recording artists that have influenced Thumper. Prince, John Legend, Janet Jackson, Richard Marx, Earth, Wind and Fire, and Michael Jackson, just to name a few and has been touched by a lot of today's up and coming artists as well. He has exchanged both music notes and stages with such national recording artists as Prince, The Time, Keith Sweat, The System, The Bar-Kays, and many more, along with such smooth jazz artists like Jonathan Butler, Steve Oliver, Steve Cole, Peter White, Joseph Vincelli, Euge Groove, Richard Elliott, and many more.
Thumper currently has 13 CD's to his credit and is currently on tour working on his first live CD THUMPER & GENERATION ONE LIVE!!! Thumper has just released his 13th studio album THE MIDAS TOUCH, a smooth jazz piano driven CD that contains the new singles "Can You Stand the Rain" and "Paradise," along with a bonus track called "Positive Attitude" His 12th CD, LOVE...4 2MORROW IS NOT PROMISED ia is more laid-back than his usual works and has some touching dedications and a positive message to share with his fans. His 11th CD, THE VALENTINE'S COLLECTION, is his best selling CD for that famous holiday and is a special dedication to those in love and those who are starting new love.
His 10th CD, ON TOP OF THE COVERS, is a CD that consists of all cover tunes along with three bonus tracks and serves as a tribute to all of the artists that have inspired or influenced him to date. His ninth CD, THUMPOLOGY 101, is a dedication and tribute CD in honor of all of his fans, friends, and family, along with tributes of some of the artists who inspired him growing up. Music greats such as Al Jarreau and Bob Marley are honored with smooth jazz versions of songs from these two music legends such as "I Shot the Sheriff" and "In this Love 2gether".
Just days after it's release, a friend from an Australian newspaper Shamrock music news did a music news article on it combined with another really big project he is working on. J.A.D.A, (Jazz Against Domestic Abuse) is a domestic abuse awareness non-profit that includes a world tour that features him and other jazz artists who want to help raise awareness towards domestic abuse. click here to read the article that is currently circulating all across Australia. https://www.shamrocknewsmusic.com/single-post/2017/07/09/JADA--JAZZ-Against-Domestic-Abuse-THUMPER-STYLE
Also, Thumpers CD titled THUMPOLOGY 101 that features the hit “In This Love 2gether” from the late great Al Jarreau, is currently climbing Jazz charts around the world and has reached #2 on the charts at Radio Indie International. This song has also won Thumper a national award for best jazz track from The Akademia Music awards. You can check out his artist spotlight profile here:
Also, There are a few new recent online print articles that have just surfaced. The first is one from the Marquix Global Network that has just published a feature story about him in connection with winning the Akademia music award. You can check out the article here:
...and the second is in connection with JADA that was published by a friend and new fan Mrs. Debbie Burke (an editor of a regional lifestyle magazine in northeastern Pennsylvania. That article can be read here https://goo.gl/UxswDf The video to his award winning track "In This Love 2gether" has been put in heavy rotation at the Gravity One video network under the jazz genre.
With the release of his eighth CD and 1st Greatest Hits CD, THE BEST OF VII, that contains 24 of his greatest pieces of work from his first seven CD's chosen by his friends, fans, and family.
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