Sunday Nov 13 6:15 PM
on Festival Republic Stage
Thomas Wynn and The Believers hail from Orlando, Florida, touted as "Southern Rock Muscle" by The Orlando Sentinel and repeatedly reviewed as UNBELIEVABLE live!! Whether in an intimate setting or on a massive festival stage, TW&TB infectiously impacts every listener.
TW&TB just headlined Jannus Live (Landing) in St. Pete, Florida to a crowd swelling 900 in attendance, and the band recently played multiple showcases at SxSW in Austin to a great buzz and Taste maker press. Their live Vevo SxSW webcast was the highest viewed with over 22k viewers.
Not only performing to festival audiences -- headliners of FMFs, Blackwater Music Festival, BamaJam, Tropical Heatwave, Antiwarpt, TW&TB has shared the stage with national acts Gov't Mule, Leon Russell, Drive-By Truckers, Leftover Salmon, JJ Grey & Mofro, and Medeski, Martin & Wood, Honey Island Swamp Band, Cross Canadian Ragweed, Jonathan Tyler & The Northern Lights and others. 2011 finds the band expanding their touring horizons nationally as they gear up to release their sophomore recording in January 2012.
TW&TB has been playing their combination of impassioned rock and southern soul on the Central Florida original music circuit for the past few years and has quickly garnered local celebrity press status and fan buzz as a result. As a
26-year-old songwriter, Thomas’ tunes are brutally honest, astonishingly insightful and incredibly heartfelt beyond his years. His powerful melodies and lyrical hooks are seamlessly supported by his 23-year-old sister Olivia’s engaging harmonies and striking presence. Standing side by side on stage, Olivia’s wide-eyed vocal response is the perfect companion to Thomas' banshee cries, all supported by a fiery six-piece ensemble that seems to effortlessly rise and fall in perfect synchronicity with the duo.
In 2010, Thomas Wynn and The Believers sold over 5,000 hard tickets, and the band’s independent debut release sold over 2,000 albums. They were named Best Rock Band three years running by Orlando Weekly 2009, 2010, and 2011 and the Tampa Tribune named them one of the Top 5 Bands to Watch in 2011. The band was also just voted BEST LIVE ACT, garnering an OMNi for 2011.