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Waves of Reason-2005

1. I'm Always Right
2. Thin Air
3. Spanish Moss
4. Rise Above It
5. I'm Only Down
6. Hard To Believe
7. No Love Lost
8. I Need You
9. The Pines
10. Young Child
11. Roll The Dice
12. Where Were You


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Are they the Eagles, Crosby Stills Nash &Young, Zeplin, Guess Who, or horn bands of the 70's, no- but traces of influences these bands had, have been brought forward to today’s sounds.

THP Band is a musical project of Singer/songwriters Doug Tilley, Kent Houghton and Russell Payne.

The place: Atlanta Ga- the project developed when the three writers found they had material with common themes of the ups and down’s of life’s experiences and the effect on us long term.

“Waves of Reason” is the CD they are playing in clubs now with six to eight harder rock songs and two new ballads from the up coming Cd.

“Waves”production took 6 months and 3 different recording studios, they wanted to make sure the subtle harmonies and the simple sounding - but intricate, percussion was just right.
A contrast in song styles is evident to show the strengths of each of the writers.

Here are the Players:

Doug Tilley is a north Georgia native, prolific songwriter and rhythm and lead guitarist. You may have seen him in many clubs in the Georgia/Carolina area. His clear, smooth lead voice and intricate rhythm guitar are his trademarks. Doug is on a lifelong quest to find the perfect chord progression and the twist of words to make you ponder your own existence!

Russell Payne was born near the ocean in the state of New York. He is a second
generation guitarist, and grew up listening to everything from his brother’s rock and roll, to his
Dad’s sea chanties. Later he moved to downtown Atlanta and experienced it’s thriving music scene. Russell is a modern troubadour and loves to paint pictures with his raspy voice, melodic finger-picked style acoustic guitar and colorful descriptive lyrics.

Kent Houghton grew up in Chicago, IL and in grade school and high school studied to play guitar, bass, keyboards and sax. Later he toured the Midwest with several rock bands (including Ash and Pauper), He was offered a scholarship to go to Quincy University, where he received his degree in music. Since then he spends a lot of time in the recording studios and loves to sing, write, arrange, and add colorful timbres to songs,

“Waves of Reason” needed a special drummer and they decided to bring in Atlanta area percussionist Brian Stevens. Brian has done too many projects to mention here, but his work with The Drifters,The Coasters, Blueground Undergrass, Jimmy Hall and Wet Willie needs to be mentioned.

Because of the diverse backgrounds, a very different sound of rock, folk, and blues blend was developed.
Listen and let them know how they sound!