All the Same
They have been heard on the Howard Stern radio program, featured twice as 'Net Unknowns' on Net Music Countdown, showcased in MacAddict Magazine, interviewed by 'Online Tonight with David Lawrence', been finalists in the CALL-ATT battle of the bands, and chosen as a featured live touring band on MusicTourBus.com. Their music has been licensed for use in MTV's Real World, Road Rules, and Extreme Challenge. The four members of The Thornbirds are consummate songwriters and musicians. Guitarist Russ Parrish and drummer Darren Leader formed the group while playing in some of the most popular cover bands in the United States (Metal Shop, The Atomic Punks, and Boogie Knights). Rhythm guitarist Jimmy Oleson also fronts an 80's cover band (The Spazzmatics), while bassist Dean Cameron's 'day job' includes acting credits in over 20 movies, as well as regular roles on several television shows (including NBC's acclaimed series Mr. Sterling). The Thornbirds There is a legend about a bird which sings just once in it's life, more sweetly than any other creature on the face of the earth. From the moment it leaves the nest it searches for a thorn tree, and does not rest until it has found one. Then, singing among the savage branches, it impales itself upon the longest, sharpest spine. And, dying, it rises above it's own agony to out-carol the lark and the nightingale. One superlative song, existence the price. But the whole world stills to listen, and God in His heaven smiles. For the best is only bought at the price of great pain... or so says the legend.