Silent Thunder
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Silent Thunder

Van Buren, Arkansas, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2005 | INDIE

Van Buren, Arkansas, United States | INDIE
Established on Jan, 2005
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"Voted Best Country Band In Oklahoma"

you will find a list of all of the nominations in this category. Vote for Best Oklahoma Country Band. Silent Thunder is currently voted on by the general public that decides to vote for the best band. - Music Mates


"Gigsalad Performance Reviews"

13 Customer Reviews:
Silent Thunder again played at our company holiday party this year in Little Rock. Besides the amazing talent, they were fun, engaging, interactive and a pleasure to have perform. We would (and will) have them back again!!

I seen these guys a few times now. Most recently performing at a casino. Every one was around the stage and dancing. Not only are these guys talented musicians but they are most definantly professional entertainers. We stayed drinking drinks and were entertained until they left the stage. I recomend them to anybody that wants to go out and have a good time. My freinds and I now look to see were they are playing, because we know that joint is a rockin.

Great Night, When ya'll playing agin? I'll be there bring the entire gang this time !!!

One of the best bands on the circuit at this time. They have a wide selection of music and draw a big crowd. Everyone enjoys listening to them.

I've seen this band quite a bit and they're just amazing! I'm not much of a country fan but that didn't matter when I heard and saw them for the first time! They put on a good show and sound fantastic! Always a blast to watch!

I have seen Silent Thunder Band twice and had an absolute blast! The vocals are unreal and blow any other cover bands out of the water. Awesome job entertaining the crowd, and loved the "rapping" Mac performed. Great variety of songs, and loved how they got the crowd involved. I would highly recommend booking this band to anyone looking for a guaranteed good time!

I watched these guys in the Casino perform. The energy they put out and showcase was amazing. They even had people dancing in the isles of the Casino. Very good vocalists and extremely well organized.
From start to finish, they really put on a great show.

They played our company holiday party last year and we have booked them again this year. They were excellent, entertaining, interactive, on-time and courteous. We are looking forward to this December!

We hired Silent Thunder for a birthday event they were very professional, On time, the music was Outstanding. This is a band I would recommend to any one. They really had that spark for all ages. The enegy they had made the event wonderful.

Very entertaning. Good songs to dance to. A real crowd pleaser. A Fantastic Lead singer. Interacted with crowd.

I hired Silent Thunder Band to perform at our annual Christmas Party and they performed superbly. I would recommend them to anyone.

We hired this band for a Texas wedding and New Year's Eve party. They took you through all the contract arrangements and exactly when and how long the band would play and be on breaks. Their equipment set-up was 1st class. They had several different styles of music they played. They are an amazing band. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed them. I would highly recommend them. Just wish they were not so far away from us.

These guys performed at my venue and had a great Country sound and as always were very professional.



- Gigsalad


"Road To Album Release A Long Journey For Van Buren Resident"

It’s been a long journey for one Van Buren resident, but the road to releasing his own CD has been paved with performances in area clubs and with house bands for 35 years.

Van Buren resident Mac Moad’s new CD, “Call of the Honky Tonks,” is set for release Tuesday, with CD signings slated for next month in Fort Smith and Fayetteville.

“At 8 years old, I was on the Grand Ole Opry with my father,” Moad, 47, said during a recent telephone interview. “And I’ve been doing it ever since.”

Born in Oklahoma City and raised in Guthrie, Okla., Moad expressed an interest in music at a young age, watching his father play with the Gene Granville Band. His father taught him three chords: G, C and D. He took those chords and learned others, watching his father. At the age of 12, he played his first professional gig in Guthrie with Don Long and the Tagalongs, playing drums alongside his father at the steel guitar.

He went from drums to bass to acoustic guitar and played in VFW dance halls and Texas nightclubs after a stint with the Army.

Moad ran house bands for Hall of Fame steel guitar player Bob White at the Traditional Crossroads Club and the Midland Express at the Cactus Club. With his own band, Silent Thunder, he has played casinos and clubs throughout Oklahoma, Missouri, Kansas, Texas and Arkansas.

After signing with the Tate Music Group label last September, Moad went to work in the studio for the production of “Call of the Honky Tonks,” which includes eight tracks of originals ranging from traditional country to new country with some rodeo tunes and contemporary Christian music thrown in for good measure.

Moad wrote four of the songs, while three are his father’s and one was penned by his uncle.

“Ridin’ for the Brand,” written for his daughter’s love of barrel racing, is Moad’s favorite rodeo song on the CD.

“Nobody ever does anything about a barrel racer,” Moad said, adding that he was watching her race barrels and couldn’t think of any barrel-racing songs but could think of plenty of bull or bronc riding songs.

The title track is his favorite in the traditional country genre.

“That’s one my father wrote,” said Moad, adding that he grew up listening to country greats Ray Price, Faron Young and Marty Robbins. “I’ve been performing that since I was 12 years old. That’s what I grew up on since we didn’t have a TV.”

“A Runaway’s Ride,” Moad’s take on modern country, tells the story of a man picking up a runaway hitchhiker and trying to get her back to her mother.

Moad said the contemporary Christian track, “Father,” is inspirational.

“It’s OK for me to have as much faith in God as anybody else … regardless of the life they’ve lived,” he added.

Van Buren resident Mac Moad is set to release his first solo album Tuesday. “Call of the Honky Tonks” features eight original tracks ranging from traditional country to modern country with some rodeo tunes and contemporary Christian music thrown in for good measure, according to Moad.
- Southwest Times Record


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Still working on that hot first release.

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For the last 35 years, I have appeared all over the country at one time or another. I have held most every position in a band and have run a few spotlights as well. From giving guitar lessons in high school, to playing every Friday night at the American Legion in a show in Guthrie Oklahoma called the Guthrie Opra Show, to spotlights in the casinos.

I have worked several clubs in Arkansas and Oklahoma to include the Cadillac Ranch in Pocola. I got picked up at the Traditional Crossroads Club in Fort Smith, Arkansas to perform with Bob White, who was a steal guitar hall of fame player, working in his house band Cross Country.
I have met and worked with all kinds of musicians on and off the road. I worked for Bob White for 2 years, 6 nights a week, then Doye Elmore, owner of the Cactus Club in Fort Smith Arkansas for another 2 years in his house band Midland Express.
Shortly after the Cactus Club was sold, I started my own band Silent Thunder out of Oklahoma, in which I still have to this day.

My band Silent Thunder worked all over Arkansas, Missouri, Texas and Oklahoma for several years. We worked the traditional Painted Stallion in Joplin Mo, the Horseshoe in Joplin, and Silverados in Joplin. We also booked the Cowboy Palace in Neosho, did a few gigs in Eldon and Osage Beach Mo. From Mountain Home Arkansas at the Club Fox to Ozark, to Altus, to Dardanelle, to Morrilton, all across the Oklahoma border from Pocola to Sallisaw, to Norman Oklahoma at the Riverwind Casino. Then we started with Vega Texas, on the New Mexico border at the traditional Tom Henry Green Barn.

I can perform most every kind of music from old school traditional country or western to current dated stuff. I can sing and play Country and Western, Country Rock, Southern Rock, Christian, Contemporary, Blues, Rap, just whatever the customers wanted to hear at the time, I worked towards the customers needs..

I perform with my band, or as a two man acoustic show, or as a single act entertaining and performing shows.

I do write songs and in September of 2011, I recorded 8 original songs for my album Call of the Honky Tonks which can be reviewed online. The Album was released nationally August 21st, of 2012.

This Album is dedicated to my family and the traditions I was raised under. I hope to make them proud and to carry on the traditions of my family's traditional music and values in the passion of the music profession.

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