James Thomas Band
James (Jerry) Thomas met his band mates while working at a recording studio in Charlotte, N,C.. All three members of the band worked at the same studio. James' first album was produced by David Floyd with Pat Walters playing electric lead guitar. After recording their first album, James moved to Nashville, then on to Los Angeles, as a staff songwriter for recording studios/music publishing houses. James wrote many songs during this period for many artists of the time. After James came back to North Carolina in 2007, David convinced James to put the nine songs of the "Ocean Song" album on Myspace under the Band's former name, the James Thomas Band. James felt the songs were outdated. David assured James that the songs would sound fine with todays music. Now after 954811 people have listened to "Ocean Song" album and with over 876,000 plays.The bands has over 102,000 friends (fans) and the base keeps growing. Upon this success , David convinced James two years ago to write songs for a new album. What came out of this brain child was a collection of songs for a themed album now titled "The Courthouse and The Redemption". James plays acoustic guitar and puts his powerful voice to the lead vocal parts of the songs. The sample demo that James recorded for David and Pat to work out the arrangement for the song "Lonesome Boy", was put on the band's myspace page has gotten over 12,000 plays itself.
David Floyd plays keyboards, bass guitar, drums,acoustic guitar and cello while producing,arranging,engineering the music for these sessions. David produced these sessions through his company called floydsproduce.com./ floydsproduce produces local and national artists as well as all the James Thomas Bands songs. David has worked in Charlotte, North Carolina after spending many years working his magic in Nashville.
While working countless recording projects over the last twenty years, Pat also plays lead guitar and vocals for the famous band The Spongetones.