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Culver Kingz – This Time [2016]

Country USA

Style Melodic Rock / AOR

Rating 85/100

Band Members Michael Thompson – All instruments, Billy Trudel – Lead/backing vocals

Tracks 01. Chains Get Broken, 02. Dirty Secret, 03. Better Days, 04. Eyes of Barbados, 05. Wan Chai Girl, 06. R & B Love Song, 07. This Time, 08. Don’t Take This Love, 09. Forvever, 10. Coming Home Soon, 11. You’re Not Alone

Profile In 1983, Michael Thompson and Billy Trudel were introduced to each other. They were brought together by manager Steve Brooks and Producer/Engineer, Wyn Davis to form a new band called Slang. They worked hard in the studio and out playing shows to get this new project noticed but nothing seemed to work in their favor. After 2 years of struggling, they started to adventure into other projects. In 1985 Billy signed his first recording contract with The City, a band on Chrysalis Records and Michael was playing guitar with Andy Fraser (Free) When Manager Alan Neven (Guns & Roses) heard the project. He took it to Geffen Records and the band was signed.

But there was a problem, Billy couldn’t sign the contract because of his prior obligations to The City. So Michael had to find another vocalist to record the album. That’s when he found Moon Calhoun to take Billy’s place. They changed the name of the band to the Michael Thompson Band and released the record in 1987. Since that time both Michael and Billy became well established in they’re music carriers, backing up some of the biggest artist in the music industry. Then in 2011, Michael and Billy re-connected and decided to finish that record they always wanted to make. That was the birth of the Culver Kingz. The band name came from both of them living in Culver City and writing and recording everything in Michaels studio.

 

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