His music career started at the age of 4, experimenting with new and different sounds, strings, pianos, he started playing the clarinet in school. Now he plays all of the instruments, sings, writes, records, and produces all of his own songs as well as songs for other artists in several different styles.
Thumper, Omaha Nebraskas one and only 1 man band has been on the music seen for several years and has a very high following. He has 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. 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 Recording artist that have influenced Thumper. Prince, Janet Jackson, Richard Marx, and Michael Jackson. Just to name a few, and he has shared the Smooth Jazz Stage with many of today's top Jazz artists, but his influence spreads across most all music genres. He has done performances in bands with such national recording artists as The Time, Keith Sweat, The System, The Bar-Kays, and many others. As a solo artist he has 6 CD’s to his own credit, and has produced CD’s for artists on local, regional and national levels. He has played all over the United States as well as Canada, Jamaica, and Mexico. Thanks to the Internet and and internet radio stations, Thumpers music is being played all over the world and CD sales have increased at an alarming rate. Sneak peeks from his newly released CD “ONE” can be heard on his website at www.thumpinhard.com. featuring the song "4 U Mom" and "Smile" which peaked at #9 on Reverbnations national jazz charts where he has broken the top 100 five times, twice on the Global jazz charts at #49 and #15 and hit number one 9 times on the Local Jazz charts in his hometown of Omaha Nebraska. These and other tracks such as "Dreamer", "In the Zone", and "When I Think of You" can be heard on his website at www.thumpinhard.com, the Global home for Smooth Jazz Smoothjazz.com, and many other airwave and internet radio stations. "ONE" is highly anticipated among friends, fans, and family and is already being called his best work yet by entertainment and industry figures. His smooth jazz version of the hit song "My My My" from "ONE" has been released on a world wide compilation CD from the record label W.O.A International called "Independent number ones Vol 2" and has just recently been selected to be apart of Independent number ones Vol 3" from the same label. It has also been picked up by several international airlines for their in-flight entertainment and in-flight radio service. With his smooth jazz cover version of "When I think of You" just released he is set to once again start climbing the charts. He is consistently gaining the attention of other top rated internet radio stations around the world. His 5th CD “We R a Nation” is still setting records and getting rave reviews all over the world He has received 8 out of 10 stars in 9 categories from TAXI (One of the industry's top music review agencies).
Thumper continues to be the subject of and performed on many different TV, and both internet and airwave radio shows. He has also been in several magazine and newspapers with interviews, articles and write ups. He is well known for giving back to his community. He has named one of his custom made acoustic guitars "Amber" in honor of a missing Omaha girl found deceased. This artist is one of the best in Omaha and his name, Merchandise and Logo are known all over the world.
He has put together a Non- profit organization called "The Skin & Bones Foundation" to aid against Domestic violence, Racism, and Gang Violence. He has performed all over the US and some parts of Mexico, Jamaca, and Canada as a solo artist with his Invisible band Generation One. His new website www.Thumpinhard.com has gained worldwide attention. He is a perfectionist. He knows what he wants and how he wants it done. If he can't get done and done right by someone else, he will do it himself. He is involved first hand in everything, from album cover designs to posters and promos. His first album "Skin & Bones was compared by some to the early Prince material. But Thumper has taken his work far beyond the Purple Genius and created a ROYAL BLUE foundation for his own O-ZONE sound. Thumper is smoke, drug, and alcohol free and believes that God will get him, his sound, and his message to a world wide status so the world can have a Pound of the O-ZONE sound. Generation One is a band of instruments that backs thumper wherever he performs. If you would like to know more about Thumper & Generation One, please visit www.thumpinhard.com or send us an e-mail to United4love@cox.net.
United 4 Love Entertainment Staff