Thomas Wynn & The Believers
Thomas Wynn & The Believers personifies rugged, yet uplifting spirited rock, sprinkled with southern soul R&B. Tunes brutally honest & heartfelt, the themes go beyond years of drugs, heartbreaks & hypocrisy to deliver a message of hope.
“Soulful, gritty tunes, some as sweet as honeysuckle and others ferociously jagged ...reminiscent of Levon Helm, Neil Young and the Allman Brothers, but they still boldly radiate a sound and southern charm all their own.” Metromix
A combination of blistering rock and southern soul, this fiery ensemble has been playing the Orlando, Florida original music circuit for the last three-plus years and have quickly garnered local celebrity status. Hailing from a musical family, the
band is heavily influenced by Thomas and Olivia's father, Tom Wynn, who was the drummer for Cowboy. Through out the 70’s, Cowboy toured with the Allman Brothers Band, and released four albums on the legendary Capricorn Records.Thomas’ spirit-moving vocals are uniquely supported by sister Olivia Wynn’s engaging and captivating voice and presence. Her strong vocal
harmonies and wide-eyed response is the perfect companion to his yearning banshee cries.
Known for their powerful LIVE performances, TWTB have delighted audiences of all sizes, including festival goers at Bear Creek, Orlando Calling, Magnolia Fest, Bear Creek, Orlando Calling, Blackwater Music Festival, BamaJam, Tropical Heatwave, Antiwarpt, Pojo Music Fest and FMFs. The group has also shared the stage with national acts Gov't Mule, Blackberry Smoke, The Dirty Guv'nahs, The Blind Boys of Alabama, Drivin' N' Cryin', Leon Russell, Drive-By Truckers, Donna The Buffalo, Leftover Salmon, JJ Grey & Mofro, Medeski, Martin & Wood,
Honey Island Swamp Band, Cross Canadian Ragweed, The Lee Boys, Charlie Daniels, and many more.
TWTB are gratefully sponsored by Gibson, D'Addario, and Drilley's Shoes.
"laid-back, confident new wave-meets-classic rock cut containing just the right amount of Nick Lowe and early R.E.M." - VICE
“goes back and forth through the American Underground…certainly one to watch” - Zane Lowe - BEATS 1
"Rathborne’s sweetly deranged way with a melody brings to mind Brit 70s art-punk hot-boxing a runaway mustang with Ty Segall.” - Q Magazine
Luke Rathborne announces today two new releases, the Brooklyn-by-way-of-Maine singer/songwriter who since moving to New York has garnered an impressive following through recent 2015 release Soft. Today, Rathborne has two new songs to share – “Don’t Call Me Baby,” an evocative pop tune, and “I Wish I Was A Bird,” a dreamy ballad.
“I was lying my head in the hospital bed just before the room caught fire..” his newest song paints a picture vividly in the tradition of storytelling songwriters, and follows a singular tale of American people in love.
Produced and engineered by Claudius Mittendorfer with Rathborne co-producing, the recording features the Bass talent of Darren Will with Rathborne filling out the arrangement. The song was recorded in the Chelsea district of Manhattan in the same studio where Wu Tang Clan recorded, “Enter the Wu Tang (36 Chambers)”
"You could really feel the history in the room,” Rathborne said. The song was recorded over a day using some of the techniques of 50’s recording with a clear inspiration from Roy Orbinson’s “Pretty Woman” and the words of the late great Townes Van Zandt.
Rathborne had been making music since his early teens - playing in high school punk bands, and sneaking into the local college radio station at night to record his own music. By age 18, his hunger for a larger scene to immerse himself in was palpable.
After moving to New York, Rathborne started his own small label True Believer in order to self-release tracks (independently garnering over 9 million streams on Spotify), and booking his own shows across the city. Early attention from press came – Noisey, Vogue, Nylon, Interview Magazine, and Billboard have all written about him, with SPIN describing the most recent release as “channeling the garage-rock sludge of Ty Segall and resurrecting the melodic charms of R.E.M.”
“Don’t Call Me Baby” was co-produced by Claudius Mittendorfer and Luke Rathborne and features Darren Will on bass and Jamie Alegre on drums, with additional synths by Jimmy Giannopoulos. “I Wish I Was A Bird” was co-produced by Ted Young and Luke Rathborne.