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The Thriller Band / Bio

THE THRILLERS PLAY THE BLUES WITH A FEELING . SOME OF THE EAST BAY'S FINEST PLAYERS HAVE BEEN BRINGING THE BLUES TO BAY AREA CLUBS AND FESTIVALS AROUND NORTHERN CALIFORNIA SINCE THE FOUNDING OF THE BAND BY BILLY PIGRUM IN 1975. ORIGINALLY FROM MEMPHIS BILLY BROUGHT HIS KNOWLEDGE AND CHOPS LEARNED IN THE CLUBS AND JUKE JOINTS OF MEMPHIS AND FORMED HIS OWN BAND CALLED BILLY AND THE THRILLERS WHEN HE ARRIVED IN THE BAY AREA IN THE LATE 60'S. THROUGHOUT THE YEARS BILLY MAINTAINED A JAM SESSION AS ONE OF HIS FOCUSES THEREBY STAYING IN TOUCH WITH UP AND COMING MUSICIANS AND PERSONAL FRIENDS IN THE BLUES WORLD. DOWN THROUGH THE YEARS BILLY WORKED TO CONTINUE THE TRADITIONS AND HIGH STANDARDS HE INSISTED ON FOR HIS BAND. LAST AUGUST 13TH BILLY TRANSITIONED TO ANOTHER STAGE JUST A WEEK AFTER CELEBRATING HIS BIRTHDAY WITH 200 HUNDRED OF HIS FRIENDS AND FELLOW MUSICIANS AT THE CAPRI LOUNGE . THE BENEFIT OF HIS EXPERIENCE CONTINUES TIL THIS DAY AS THE BAND NOW CALLED 'THE THRILLERS ' CONTINUES TO BRING THE BLUES WITH 'A FEELING' TO BAY AREA AUDIENCES . FEATURING ELLA PENNYWELL ON LEAD VOCALS ,ROGER BROWN ON GUITAR AND VOCALS, CRAIG BROWNING ON KEYBOARDS, CARL GREEN ON SAXOPHONES ,OBI ON DRUMS, AND BOBBY REED ON BASS .

General Info

Band Members
Michael Skinner, Bobby Reed, Craig Browning, Carl Green, Roger Brown and Ella Pennywell, Ella Pennywell
Artist Name
The Thriller Band
Home Page
http://www.reverbnation.com/billyandthethrillers
Active Since
01/80
Genres
Blues / R&B

Contact Info

Location
Berkeley, CA
Manager
Roger Brown

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