starts off by telling us what exactly the band have been up to recently:
Promotion for the new album; shaving my head; songwriting for
the new album; plenty of barbecues. Cant wait to start touring
now. He then adds I have just composed an Oasis/Thunder
song which Im quite excited about! - No title as yet!
sounds intriguing. I think to myself. Anyway, the new album, in case
youve been in hibernation all winter and dont know, is called
The Thrill Of It All. According to Harry The
Thrill Of It All is released in February, with a single in January.
My opinion is that its the best weve ever done!
how would he describe the album? Will it have the usual Thunder trademarks
on, and does he think the loyal Thunder fans will love it?
answers Great songs with the Thunder stamps on them - I hope and
know that our loyal fans will love it! If they dont, Ill
eat Lukes shoes - yuk!
of shoes! Fads or fashions - does Harry worry about them? How does Harry
think the album will go down with the media? Where does Thunder fit
in today, particularly with regards to Britpop and Britrock? He says
You can never tell what the media will think. All the signs so
far are that theyll like it! The new fad is guitar based bands
(thanks to Oasis). Thats great news for us.
and this one cool guitar based band called Thunder will shortly be heading
your way. The band are ready and raring to go. Thunder are touring nationwide
in February. Harry sounds pretty excited. Yes - Cant wait!!
February 5th - 24th. Mayhem in the UK!!
should be a great headline tour for the band. Im off to see them
myself at the Civic Hall in Wolverhampton. Im looking forward
to it as the last time I caught the band was as support to Bon Jovi
in 1995, where they were one of the better support bands. Its
a shame Van Halen didnt get a shorter set and Thunder a longer
one. Anyway, while on the subject of big stadium shows and supporting
bigger name bands, I inquire as to whether they plan to support any
major acts like Bon Jovi again.
may do some festivals in the Summer. Watch this space! Harry warns
us. Does that mean Donington?? I guess well have to wait and see!
the topic I ask how the fan club, Thunder Channel, is going? There seemed
to be a slight problem with it for a short while until Andrea/Matron
took over and got the thing running smoothly again. I know the band
are very in touch with it. Its very personalised and the highlight
for any Thunder fan would be how via the fan club you can meet the band
backstage after gigs.
confirms Thunder Channel is doing just fine. Matron keeps us under
control! Hmmm! Nice! Oooh er missus! Hes very saucy, that
Harry! You can imagine him in one of those Carry On films, cant
you!? He does get serious once in a while, and more soberly continues
Our fans are appreciated. If they dont buy our albums and
come to our shows there would be no band! Simple as that! We have a
great time meeting them after shows.
bet you do, Harry! Have you ever met any weird or crazy fans? Ever had
any strange requests from them? Oooh yes! Nice! Most of them are
weird and crazy! Many requests - weve signed a few chests, bottoms,
knickers, heads and other things!!!
eh! Must be cool to be famous. Personally Id love to be famous.
Sadly I cant sing, dance, act or anything else that would merit
any fame so I doubt youll ever be hearing my name on the t.v.
or radio or seeing me in the papers. I wish! For Harry though, hes
halfway there with Thunder. But would he ever like to be so famous he
couldnt walk the streets like someone like Michael Jackson? Does
he ever think about fame, and ultimately, how much fame and success
would he like?
replies I think Id get fed up with that pretty quickly -
but Id like Michael Jacksons money! I would have to dress
up in disguise every day - mmm, that would be fun actually! Ultimately,
I would cope with any fame and success bestowed upon me!
what are the best things about being in Thunder - besides the fame and
success that theyve worked hard to achieve? The music of
course, Harry answers matter-of-factly, and the camaraderie!
Every night seems to be party night!
I ask how the mad drummer sees his own future? Does he have any unfulfilled
dreams that he hopes to make reality? My future - Multi-million
selling albums with Thunder. I have a dream! I would like to experiment
and record a solo album! Maybe one day!
maybe one day, eh Harry? Remember, if you dream hard enough, your dreams
will always become reality!