"Whether it be on the banks of the Mississippi River or deep in the heart of the English countryside, rock ‘n’ roll lives, breathes, and burns on the outskirts. Hailing from Rome, GA at the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains, The Georgia Thunderbolts rise up with a scorching signature style steeped in soulful southern swagger, blistering blues, and raw rock. The quintet—TJ Lyle [vocals, harp, piano], Riley Couzzourt [guitar], Logan Tolbert [guitar], Zach Everett [bass, harmony vocals, keys], and Bristol Perry [drums]—conjure a tried-and-true spirit through a fresh fire. Bristol and Riley initially bonded in high school. As their football teammates blasted rap through the locker room, they discussed the merits of metal and hard rock. By sophomore year, the musicians had locked into a regular jam schedule eventually joined by Zack. In 2015, they ended up on stage alongside TJ for an impromptu jam at an open mic. TJ soon found himself at band practice as well. Inviting Logan into the fold, the lineup of The Georgia Thunderbolts officially cemented. The musicians shared a wide swath of inspirations, ranging from southern gospel to Hank Williams, Jr., Neil Young, Little Feat, Waylon Jennings, Barry Waldrep, and Merle Haggard to Ozzy Osbourne and, of course, Lynyryd Skynyrd.
Gigging tirelessly, they cut their teeth by playing with everyone from Black Stone Cherry and The Kentucky Headhunters to Blackberry Smoke, catching the eye of Mascot Records, leading to the signing of the band to the label."
Management: Richard Young
Mascot Label Group / Mascot Records
Booking North America:
The United Talent Agency
New York: Anthony Paolercio
Nashville: Alec Vidmar
Press/Label (Rest of the World):