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Thundersmack at Hawks & Reed

Fri, Jun 7 - 8pm

Presented by Hawks & Reed


Hawks & Reed Ballroom
Doors Open at 7pm

All Ages

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Thundersmack at Hawks & Reed

Unleashing a sonic whirlwind straight from the heart of New York City’s vibrant musical landscape, Thundersmack is the brainchild of two extraordinary musicians, Michael Wilbur and Leo P. Fusing the gritty energy of NYC subways with inimitable style, Thundersmack promises a musical experience that is as infectious as it is unforgettable.

The Maestros

Leo P, the band’s Baritone Saxophone and Clarinet aficionado, is a showman to the core. His captivating dance moves light up the stage, serving as a visual crescendo to his mind-bending musical prowess. He is best known for his BBC Prom’s performance at Royal Albert Hall and his band Too Many Zooz’s collaboration with Beyoncé at the CMAs. His videos have been viewed millions of times throughout various platforms including YouTube, Instagram, and TikTok. Leo brings a distinctive flair that turns any performance into an awe-inspiring spectacle.

Michael Wilbur is a multi-instrumentalist virtuoso, primarily on tenor and bass saxophones. Best known as a founding member of the band Moon Hooch, Michael has amassed a viral following on social media for his electrifying and unique spin on bass saxophone mixed with hiphop/trap beats. He has toured the world and has been featured with Moon Hooch on NPR’s Tiny Desk Concert as well as many other notable global publications such as BBC, Thrasher, The New Yorker, The Guardian and more.

The Sound

Thundersmack delivers a sound that’s gritty yet fun, both energetic and motivating. With a repertoire designed to make you dance until you drop, the band injects each performance with a dose of high-octane musical adrenaline. Their synergy on stage is palpable, creating a live experience that’s nothing short of magnetic.

The Essence

Born from the underground spirit of Moon Hooch and Too Many Zooz, Thundersmack is a culmination of Michael and Leo’s unique talents and artistic visions. They both share an unquenchable thirst for the stage, and when they combine their musical gifts, the result is a distinctive blend of contagious rhythm, passionate artistry, and unparalleled entertainment.

Whether you’re a first-time listener or a long-time fan, Thundersmack offers an intoxicating musical journey that is as inspiring as it is invigorating.

Opener: Jackson Whalan

Jackson Whalan is a rapper and producer from the woods creating hip-hop from the heart to uplift and inspire listeners around the world.

Jackson Whalan is an American lyricist and producer known for his high-impact rapping, music production, live performance and collaboration. He has independently released over 100 songs, including LPs, EPs, singles and features, while touring extensively, both solo and with a live band.


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