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TommyThunderfoot and the Accelerators: The Band

TommyThunderfoot - Guitarist/Singer/Songwriter

Tommy was born in Charleston,SC on Calhoun street at the health department before it was a health department.His parents never lived in the same place for more than a couple of years,so He's from all over..
In October of 1981,He picked up the guitar for the first time playing everything on Lp,cassette,and the radio that he could.
Keeping company with musicians,Tommy learned things in a short time he could never have learned on his own.When he heard Stevie Ray Vaughn for the first time,he didn't dig it.After a few heartbreaks, he learned to love it.He took a trip through the past to find all of Stevie's influences,and their influences,and so on down the line.Now the music he didn't really dig has swallowed him whole!
One particular night on a stage in downtown Charleston,a very special singer/mentor to Tommy commented that he didn't have a nickname.Always stomping his foot on that big ol' stage,even when the band was trying to be quiet...Tommy Thundefoot was born!
Tommy has played from Charleston,SC to Santa Monica,California with frequent stops in Florida,Mississippi,and Texas.With a style and flavor all his own,and a touch like no other,you are sure to be excited and stunned when you witness Tommy in action.
"Everywhere I go,people wanna know if I'll show 'em how to play guitar,and I say"I don't know if I can show you anything you don't already know,but I'd love to play some music with you and see what happens'.See music is the only thing I ever got for free,and the only thing that I still have after all these years.I can't give it up,and it won't let me go.I just want to share it with as many people as I can,you know,make 'em happy for a while."

Dismal Dan Shanahan - Bass,Vocals

Since meeting Dan in early 2011,original music has been the main concern of this band.Dan has insisted and regularly suggests our songs whenever there's a break in the action onstage. New songs are written by this band on a weekly basis,and with Dan on bass,the next song is always THE one we want to play.

Little John Fulp - Drums

In 2011,at a local jam in Raleigh,a drummer was borrowed from a band for a premier set of Accelerators music.Little did this drummer know he would be jammin' with the same guys a year later.That drummer, John Fulp, has been steady,rockin',and always has somethin' to say on either side of the kit.He has his hands in many projects but never leaves the Accelerators lacking.If you see him at a show or out and about in Raleigh,shake his hand and tell him what you think,but be ready when it's his turn because he's a very honest person,not just a bad-ass drummer !!!

Been There,Played Hard

Harvelle's Blues Club,Santa Monica,CA
Spirit of Suwannee Music Hall,Live Oak,FL
The Marqee Theatre,Jacksonville,FL
MudBug's,Jacksonville Beach,FL
The Freebird Cafe,Jacksonville Beach FL
Huey's in the Jacksonville Landing,Jacksonville FL
The Lava Grille,Jacksonville,FL
Center Stage at The Jacksonville Landing,Jacksonville FL
Slider's,Fernanndina Beach,FL
1878,Fernandina Beach,FL
Yesterday's,Jacksonville FL
Whitey's Fish Camp.Jacksonville FL
Momma's Blues Palace,Charleston,SC
The Sand Dollar,Folly Beach,SC
The Oasis/Reef,James Island,SC
The Kickin' Chicken ,Charleston,James Island,Mt.Pleasant,& SummervilleSC(the chicken circuit)
Banana's,Beaufort,SC
Plum's,Beaufort,SC
The Kingstree Station,Kingstree,SC
Wannamaker Park,Charleston,SC
Beaula's,Columbia,SC
The Flightline,Columbia,SC
Club 145,Charleston,SC
A Dough Re Mi,Mt.Pleasant,SC
The Wolf Track Inn,Charleston,SC
The Red Hot Blues Room,Charleston,SC
Mother Egan's Irish Pub,Austin,TX
Gino's Italian Bar and Grill,Austin,TX
Graffitti's,Austin,TX
Cumberland's Bar and Grill,Charleston,SC
Legacies,Sumter SC
Billy Lane's Pizza Lane,Sumter SC
Springing the Blues festival,Jacksonville Beach,FL
Ruby Moon,Jacksonville Beach,FL
Fleet Landing,Charleston,SC
Hometeam BBQ,Charleston,SC
The Sumter Irirs Festival,Sumter,SC
The Statesboro Blues Festival,Statesboro ,GA
Dave's Aqua Lounge,Tampa FL
Liberty County Blues 7 BBQ Festival,Hinesville,GA

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