In March 2009, When Thunder Comes releases their second CD entitled, '500 Miles'. This project represents 1 1/2 years of work with no time or expense spared. The music combines 60's sensibilities with 80's new wave rock but with a very modern sound. These anthemic, upbeat and melodic songs are a breath of fresh air in such complicated times. Four part harmonies, psychedelic guitar leads and a thread of Celtic flavor merge together with precision song writing. The title cut, 500 Miles opens with Rickenbacker 12 strings guitar, orchestral keyboards, and the unique lead vocals of David Cawkwell. Some listeners have suggested that the sound is like Jethro Tull, U2 and Morrisey. After several live performances with the new songs it became evident that the audience hangs on every lyric while bouncing along to the steady beat of the drums and bass of Johnny Rock and Tom Burick. Keyboardist, Harrison Tate brings unusal high tech sounds that are original and orchestral while vocalist, Yvonne Vally, layers a distant etheral harmony to the lead vocalist. This music lives up to the name, When Thunder Comes !