MR THUD are based at Rifle Range QLD 4311, which is just west of Brisbane, Australia. We operate our own, largely Analog, 48 Track Recording Studio & Label. We are about real valve amps, real acoustic drums and no autotune. The bands official website is http://MRTHUD.com
We are looking for a lead vocalist. We are ok with inexperienced people starting out, or indeed experts coming back from retirement, providing you have good pitch and aren't of the 'project musician' mindset. (I.e. in multiple bands and lack the ability to commit to any one). We are all dedicated to this one band only and that is the sole avenue for our musical outlet and time.
We are happy to audition Males or Females, but believe a female is possibly best suited, given our 3 past releases all featured female lead vocals. But, we will also give guys a shot and weigh it up based on end result. So please don't be put off we will give everyone a fair go, we just want to get the best voice for our songs.
In addition to searching for a new front person/vocalist we are also interested in adding another member on either 'Piano/Keys/Synth' or perhaps 'Acoustic/Rhythm Guitar AND backing Vocal'.
Debut EP: 'Into the Fray' recorded at BlackBox Studio in Brisbane and released in 2012. Available WW Digital, all formats and we have never received a cent.
First Album: 'Fallout', Released Dec 2016, Recorded at MR THUD Studio. Available on CD Only.
Second Album: "Tactical Manoeuvres', Released Feb 2020. Recorded, Mixed, Mastered and Produced at MR THUD Studio. Available on CD Only.
Visit www.mrthud.com for purchase details of released material and merchandise.
Best contact points for MR THUD are:
Tel: Gerard ('G') on 0412419619
- Screen name:
- Member since:
- Nov 21 2012
- Active within 1 week
- Level of commitment:
- Moderately Committed
- Years together:
- Gigs played:
- Over 100
- 56 years
There is a long list of bands we like..
Accept, Foo Fighters, Offspring, Little Angels, Queen, Dio, Me first and the gimme gimmies, Boston, Muse, Linkin Park, Motley Crue (Shout at the Devil/Early Stuff), Helloween, Ozzy, Die Antwoord, Van Halen, Iron Maiden, Scorpions, Judas Priest, NIN, MyChemicalRomance, Gary Moore (not the blues era), Nightwish, Tesla, Journey, Rammstein, Rush, Police, Drop Kick Murphy's, Baby Metal, Green Day, Evanescence, Alestorm, Haiestorm, Band Maid..
Our original material is currently our main focus, covers are fun too though :)
Members Of Band
Glen - Bass
Greg - Drums
Gerard ('G') - Guitar, Songwriter
Caroline - Lead Vocals, Songwriter (Once we find a replacement, Caroline will be sadly leaving the band, due to a new job and her work commitments)
Eight Marshall 4x12 Cabs (two Guitar stacks, two Bass stacks)
Two ENGL Powerball Guitar amp heads,
Two Marshall DBS 400watt Bass amp heads.
Eight piece Pearl Double Bass kit (the studio 'black pearl').
Six Fold back Monitors powered by a 4 channel FP 10000 Q (up to 10,000 watts, but we run it at idle).
Front of House PA is:
Two FP 10000Q Power amps delivering a combined up to 20,000 Watts (Not driven beyond idle..).
Two Peavey SP218 SUBs
Two Peavey SP3 mains
*We typically run the overall PA at about 4,000 -5,000 watts total.
We have our own DMX Lights etc etc..
..and not forgetting our trusty 'THUD Van' :)
We also have our own recording studio.
A purpose built building, 12m x 9m with upstairs control room.
Equipped with a Soundcraft Series TWO 32channel analog console and plenty of retro outboard gear. Where possible we try steer way from computers, as people tend to mix 'visually' rather than what their ears tell them.. also modern recordings tend to remove the human element, use the same patches and ultimately sound much the same.. so, for us we choose: No DAWs/Pro tools, No Amp Simulators and certainly No Quantizers or Auto Tune... Just real amps, real vocals and acoustic drums driven hard into an analog console :)
Finally: For the off chance that a budding Keyboard player is reading this, wants to join us, but finds transporting their gear problematic.. then fear not, as we have a Studio Keyboard Amp (Peavey KB 300watt) and two retro keyboards that are here for you to use.
Sample of Fallout Album (Dec 2016)
Sample of Fallout Album (Dec 2016) Year: 2016 Album: FALLOUT Genre: Rock
Short sample of a few of the tracks from MR THUD's FALLOUT Album 2016
No Uniform (Debut - 2012)
No Uniform (Debut - 2012) Track number: 1 Year: 2012 Album: Into the Fray Genre: Rock
From the MR THUD debut EP (Aug 2012).