MR THUD are a 'covers funded original band'. We are a 4 piece female fronted, riff oriented, high energy hard rock band. Our primary focus is our Original Material and to fund that we gig a combination of our own freshly written songs together with an selection of 're energised' cover versions, typically from the 80's Metal and 90's Hard Rock genres but with a few unexpected oldies/newbes thrown in the mix and done our way (nothing is sacred).
Our line-up consists of guitar, drums, bass & vocals, plus a considerable wall of Marshall speakers that go all the way to 11!
Gerard Loughran AKA 'G' started with a Guitar in the cradle and never looked back. While growing up in Ireland he played in many rock bands including So What!, who reached No. 2 in the Irish music charts and signed a deal with Now TV to use their records in extreme sports broadcasting.
Influences: Tom Scholtz, Gary Moore, Eddie Van Halen, Vito Bratta, Jake E Lee and Adrian Smith.
Weapons of choice: Jackson Rhoads and Kelly guitars, a Rees Custom and his trusty Ibanez Rocket Roll MKII flying V which his Dad bought him in 1982. (Its been on every recording G has done).
ENGL Powerball Amps and Marshall Cabs.
On Bass we have local legend, Glen Eva. Glen has been playing Bass exclusively since 1983, and most of those years have been devoted to bands like Iron Maiden, Judas Priest and Rush. Glen has played in many local Rock and Heavy Metal bands through the 80s and 90s, including Chillbuds with his brother (Greg - Drummer) up until early 2000. After several years of continued and dedicated practice and refinement Glen has relaunched with MR THUD and has already achieved legend status within the band, next the world!
Glens Influences: Steve Harris, Steve Harris, Steve Harris..and some guy from Rush. (ONLY ..Geddie f*ckin Lee)
Glens Artillery: Fender Precision Bass x 2, Marshall and Peavey amps. No plastic, all fingers!
Caroline Bradley brought her Vocal talents from Ireland to Australia a decade ago. She used to be more of a concert-goer than a performer, but — quoting from Caroline — "More recently, I've had the urge to yell at people, and joining MR THUD has given me that outlet!"
Carolines Influences: Ronnie James Dio, Freddy Mercury, Rob Halford, Bruce Dickinson and Doro Pesch.
Carolines Arsenal: A retro AKG Wireless microphone, Shure SM58, Beta58, 55SH microphones and strict instructions to our sound tech to add as little effects as possible!
On Drums were are pleased to announce Greg Miles. Gregs fluid double kick and technical rock style ensures that no compromise is necessary when crafting originals. Greg is featured on the Fallout album and is the heartbeat of MR THUDs live performances. A Redbull filled heartbeat, we should add. Greg is both a drummer and drum tutor, he started drumming in the 80's and his style is technical Hard Rock and Metal.
Gregs Influences: Nicko McBrain, Alex Van Halen and Vinnie Appice.
Gregs Armoury: 10 piece Pearl kit surrounded by Sabian cymbals.