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Billy Thommes

COUNTRY:  United States

GROUP:  Hairball / Independent

http://www.hairballonline.com/

BORN IN: St. Cloud, Minnesota

LIVES IN: Minneapolis, Minnesota

DRUMMING SINCE: 1984, professionally 1989

BIGGEST INFLUENCES: Bonham, Watts, Starr, Helm, Heyward, Modeliste, Coliauta, Williams, VH, Bruford, Collins, Keltner, Ardolino, Chamberlain, Aldridge, Bozzio, Peart, V Appice….so many more…

FAVOURITE ALBUM YOU PLAYED ON: “Earthlift” – Galactic Cowboy Orchestra, “The Mystery and The Hum” – Peter Himmelman, “North Country” – Rocket Club

FAVOURITE ALBUM YOU DIDN’T PLAY ON: : Led Zeppelin – “Physical Graffiti”, Yes – “Close To The Edge”, King Crimson – “Discipline”

CAREER HIGHLIGHT: Numerous domestic and international tours, playing some of most prestigious venues around the world.

Numerous National TV show appearances.

Performing for over an audience of over 100,000 in Europe.

Performing for the Clintons at the White House. Sitting in with THE BB King.

Playing Charlie Watts’ drum kit.. and busting him playing mine!

Playing in the ESPY Awards house band with Grandmaster Flash.

Recording drum tracks at home in my pajamas.

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