Thomas Wynn and the Believers

Thomas Wynn and the Believers

House of Fools

Sun, January 27, 2013

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

The Pour House Music Hall

Raleigh, NC

$4 online, $6 at the door

Thomas Wynn and the Believers
Thomas Wynn and the Believers
Thomas Wynn & The Believers touted as "Southern Rock Muscle - Soulful Rock n' Blues" by The Orlando Sentinel and repeatedly reviewed as UNBELIEVABLE live!! Whether in an intimate setting or on a massive festival stage, they infectiously impact every listener.

TW&TB has shared the stage with national acts such as Gov't Mule, Leon Russell, Jim Weider, Kevn Kenny, Colt Ford, Drive-By Truckers, Donna The Buffalo, Dumpstaphunk, Blackberry Smoke, The Blind Boys of Alabama, Leftover Salmon, JJ Grey & Mofro, Medeski, Martin & Wood, Honey Island Swamp Band, Cross Canadian Ragweed, The Lee Boys, Charlie Daniels, Over The Rhine, Karl Denson's Tiny Universe . . .

The sibling-led quintet from Orlando personifies a new era that crosses generations with love, heartbreak, and love again with just really, really, really good music . . . pieces of Dylan, The Band, Petty, and Young, and a bit of Jennings, Redding, and CCR seep through The Believers' makeup. TW&TB has found a way of crafting a new vein of music -- gritty, yet pure uplifting Soul Rock -- a mixture of the classics, R&B and gospel, creating a sound that has an identity of its own ~ rugged, yet tender mixture of rock and country, sprinkled with southern soul ~ tunes brutally honest & heartfelt, the themes go beyond years of drugs, heartbreaks and hypocrisy to deliver a message of hope.

In the 1970s, their father, Tom Wynn, was the original drummer of Cowboy, one of Capricorn Studio's (Allman Brothers) legendary bands. His influence, as well as their faith, partly expressed through leading worship ministries at church, undoubtedly shaped their songwriting and musical interests. Their deeply rooted upbringing certainly laid the foundation for what the Wynns bring to The Believers' sound.

Wynn's passionate lyrics and emotional delivery, coupled with his songbird sister Olivia's soulful, yet haunting harmonies, backed by a tight, fiery band has built the reputation for don't-miss powerful, explosive LIVE performances, while developing an incredible fan-base loyalty wherever and whenever they play. Led by their powerful vocal harmonies and undeniable musicianship, TW&TB full band has been touring nationally, as well as the brother & sister Duo, an unplugged version of their heartfelt take on modern R&B-fused soul-- and this year, the band's itinerary expands to the Pacific Coast and in between. . .

Their debut album The Reason (2009) is a well-crafted studio sampling of Wynn's many tunes, but the band's choice to self-produce their sophomore album "Brothers & Sisters," released January 2012, was recorded live in-studio, a truer representation of the emotion and intensity experienced in their live performances.

Gratefully sponsored by Gibson, D'Addario Stings, and Drilley's Shoes . . .

Voted Best Rock ( & Country) Band three years running -- 2009, 2010, 2011 -- Central Florida's Orlando Weekly Readers' Choice Awards. Best Live Act Omni 2011.
House of Fools
House of Fools
“Versus the Beast”, the new full length album from North Carolina sextet House of Fools, is a fresh start for
the well-traveled band. Early career successes, including three years of national touring on their Walt Vincent
produced “House of Fools” EP, and debut album, eerily entitled “Live and Learn” (MCA/Drive Thru), were also
plagued by all too typical label and manager woes. A homegrown legal victory ultimately released the band
from their deal, and they set forth to write their wrongs. Out spin tales and tunes of a cathartic, collective
release from the strangling tentacles of an all-consuming record deal and revolving door of industry ‘interested
parties’. Recorded in their home in Greensboro, North Carolina, self-produced and mixed, "Versus the Beast"
is an aural portrait and deeply personal account of the ‘Fools versus the Beast. Channeling the likes of My
Morning Jacket, or Tom Petty playing Pink Floyd tunes, all with a dash of Zeppelin, the result is an earnest and
intrepid rock and roll record, filled with dueling electric guitars, poignant keys, colorful melodies and bittersweet
four-part harmonies.
Venue Information:
The Pour House Music Hall
224 S. Blount
Raleigh, NC, 27601