WHEN THUNDER COMES is an original rock band that was formed in 1983 by David Cawkwell and Mike Collins. The band’s early music was described as a wall of psychedelic sounds coming from a then underground band. The band’s musical style has continued to evolve over more than 30 years, blending many other genres into its sound.
The music is mostly original songs from ten released albums and CD’s with a mix of covers from iconic rock bands, such as The Who, The Cranberries, The Clash, The Beatles, and The Doors. With a catalog of over 150 songs, WHEN THUNDER COMES have the ability to adjust the performances to fit any venue (outdoor stages to concert halls/clubs) or style (Celtic/folk/psychedelic rock to electric/acoustic music with traditional instruments). For a decade, WHEN THUNDER COMES was a featured band on college radio. The Top Ten campus hits included “Dreaming,” a #1 hit on Towson University’s radio station.
WHEN THUNDER COMES released 6 vinyl albums with incredible record reviews. Each album charted on college radio all over the US with some #1 hits like Dreaming. They developed an underground following with the DJ circuit in Poland and also with Rock Pool in the US. WHEN THUNDER COMES headlined many shows and opened for great artists like Lords of the New Church, The Ventures and Hot Tuna.
In 2004 David Cawkwell and his 30+ year keyboard player, Harrison Tate, went back to taking on some really ambitious music projects. The incredible project titled, “Farewell Nostradamus” became their greatest achievement in sound, song quality, lyrics and resulted in a Medieval Celtic Rock concept album that contained 19 songs. Later in 2009 they released 500 Miles, yet another milestone in music craftsmanship with some very catchy songs. Some of the songs on 500 Miles are a continuation of the Farewell Nostradamus concept story line where the main character, Derick Radcliffe who lived in the 15th century, must visit Nostradamus and find the secret to break a curse from an evil sorcerer and Lord. In 2012 the international radio station www.lkcb.ca/ put WHEN THUNDER COMES in full daily rotation which continues even today. WHEN THUNDER COMES is continuously working to broaden their fan base throughout the Baltimore area.
WHEN THUNDER COMES is available for download now at CDBaby.com.
MISSION: When Thunder Comes
WHEN THUNDER COMES: Eyes of the Wolf
8 Essential Attitudes
8 Essential Attitudes Vol.II
WHEN THUNDER COMES: Evolution of Thunder II
WHEN THUNDER COMES: Farewell Nostradamus
WHEN THUNDER COMES: 500 Miles