About the Danny Thompson Band
Below are the bios of Danny Thompson and the band members
Danny Thompson Bio
Although Danny Thompson has been riding high following a prestigious nomination as Best New Country Artist by New Music Weekly for the single Miles & Miles, he’s no newcomer to the music scene. Danny has been writing and performing for more than four decades. After working with the group Contraband on the Belaire record label under the direction of Bob Cousins back in the eighties, he joined Lenny Wilde’s Shotgun Record label. That’s also when every song on Danny’s first album, Rockin’ Myself to Sleep, made onto the charts. One cut in particular, Small Town Blues was played on stations across Europe including the BBC.
Miles & Miles is a tribute to Thompson’s son Jamie. The young trucker died tragically in an accident involving his rig, just before Christmas of 2012. He was just 33-years-old. The Danny Thompson Band is a family affair with daughter Danielle playing piano and providing vocals while son Jordan plays bass for the group.
Although the Brantford, Ontario based singer/songwriter/musician has been writing and performing all these years, the nomination for Miles & Miles puts him in the same category as former heavyweight nominees like Blake Shelton and Luke Bryan. Danny recorded Miles & Miles in Nashville where he completed his brand new album with producer Bill Watson. “Dan is providing excellent song writing and a great voice, two things I don’t get an opportunity to work with very often,” said Watson. Meantime, Shawn Connelly who is engineering the album’s tracks has worked with the likes of The Oakridge Boys. The brand new album Miles & Miles will be released this fall. The Danny Thompson Band has been very busy this summer performing many tour dates for 2016.
Ever since he was little, Jordan Thompson says his dad had always encouraged him to play an instrument of some kind. He started strumming a guitar at the tender age of five and took up bass guitar when he was 14. About a year later, he began gigging in bars with the country and classic rock group Nowhere Road, Danny Thompson’s group at the time. Jordan says performing with his dad’s band is great, but it can be tough at times. “Its fun, but also the person who is going to be most critical about you is your father,” he says. Jordan says his dad taught him to be exactly the type of bass player he wanted to have in the band and admits that’s what makes him a better musician. The 21-year-old hopes to follow his music passion on a full-time basis one day. Meantime, along with his busy performing schedule, he also works as an Auto mechanic.
Danielle Thompson has been singing since the age of three and playing piano since she was in in the 5th grade. The 19-year-old, who began playing with the Danny Thompson Band when she was 16, describes the experience as “amazing.” “I know he’s my dad, but it’s amazing to have somebody like that mentor you. He can pick up any instrument and just play it. Sometimes it makes you a little jealous because you wish you could do things so effortlessly. When it comes to constructive criticism to help you improve what you do, he’s a great band leader and a great dad,” she says. Danielle says she loves being on stage and touring. She says playing with a family oriented band is great. Along with her musical career, Danielle is currently studying criminology and psychology and plans to pursue a master's degree in speech pathology.
Devon Turnbull Bio
Devon Turnbull began playing drums at the young age of seven. The 43- year-old had been with at least three bands before landing a spot with the Danny Thompson Band. “I like the live shows, I think they’re a blast,” he says. Devon also says the dynamics and the comfort level with the family oriented group ultimately make for better music. “They kind of took me and my two daughters in like family,” says Devon.. He recently signed an endorsement deal with Soultone Cymbals . His recent endorsement deal has landed him a whole new sound with the band and will be promoting the Turkish Cymbal company through pictures and video via Facebook / The Danny Thompson band web page. Devon will also be featured and promoted through the Soultone website . Congrats to Devon on his new found success with The Danny Thompson Band and Soultone Cymbals!!.
Tommy is the newest member of the Danny Thompson Band.. Joining the band in 2017, Tommy has become a great asset to the band bringing his many years of lead guitar experience to the Original music of the Danny Thompson Band. Tommy will be joining Danny and the rest of the band members in the studio this November to begin recording the next album by the Danny Thompson Band.