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Burke Thomas

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Burke Thomas
Also known asBurke Thomas Overdrive
GenresAlternative rock, indie rock, power pop, screamo
Occupation(s)Musician, songwriter, record producer
InstrumentsDrums, Guitar, Bass, keyboards, vocals
Years active1994–present
LabelsReprise, Warner Bros., Epic, Loveless
Associated actsMuzzle, Vendetta Red, Pris, The Treatment, Megasapien
Websiteburkethomasoverdrive.com

Burke Thomas, also known as Burke Thomas Overdrive, is an American musician and record producer, who is the drummer of Duff McKagan's Loaded and Vendetta Red.[1][2] Thomas began his career with the band Muzzle, recording on the studio album Betty Pickup in 1996,[3][4][5] before forming a solo project entitled Pris, performing all the instruments on the album The Kiss Off, released in 2004.[6][7][8]

Thomas first joined Vendetta Red in 2001,[1] recording on their fourth album Sisters of the Red Death released in 2005.[9] The album itself peaked at number 27 on the Billboard Top Heatseekers.[10] When the band broke up in 2006,[11] Thomas would go on to form a number of projects including The Treatment and Megasapien, releasing their debut album Surrender in 2011,[12][13] before Vendetta Red reunited in 2010 to record a new album with producer Terry Date the following year.[1][2][14] Burke filled in on drums for Duff McKagan's Loaded for the halftime show performance at the Seattle Seahawks vs. The New York Giants game in 2010. He has been the full time drummer for the band since 2011.


Drum Recovery Network on Jun 14, 2020 Burke Thomas launched the "Drum Recovery Network" on YouTube and AnchorFm. The series is aimed at helping musicians and non musicians who have suffered major injury heal through community, conversation and the power of positivity. Thomas covers a variety of subjects in the videos including album/band revues, spinal cord stretches/therapy and interviews. Guests of the show have included Dave Barbarossa of "Bow Wow Wow", Martin Chambers of "The Pretenders", Kelli Scott of "Failure", Chris Fantz of "The Talking Heads", Jerry Gaskill of "Kings X" and Don Coffey Jr. of "Superdrag"

Discography

Pris
  • The Kiss Off (2004)
with Muzzle
  • Betty Pickup (1996)
with Vendetta Red
with Megasapien
  • Surrender (2011)

References

  1. ^ a b c "Vendetta Red Basically Still Broken Up". Seattle Post-Intelligencer. Hearst Corporation. February 4, 2011. Retrieved December 24, 2011.
  2. ^ a b Paul, Aubin (June 4, 2011). "Vendetta Red to return with new album". Punknews.org. Retrieved December 24, 2011.
  3. ^ Ankeny, Jason. "Muzzle Biography". Allmusic. All Media Guide (Rovi). Retrieved September 24, 2011.
  4. ^ "Burke Thomas Credits". Allmusic. All Media Guide (Rovi). Retrieved December 24, 2011.
  5. ^ Seigal, Buddy (February 20, 1996). "For Seattle's Rising Muzzle, the Melody Lingers". Los Angeles Times. Tribune Company. Retrieved December 24, 2011.
  6. ^ Greenblatt, Leah (August 14, 2002). "Local label makers; news on the Pistols, Lips, and more". Seattle Weekly. Village Voice Media. Retrieved December 24, 2011.
  7. ^ Asher, Tizzy (July 15, 2004). "Club Beat: Stringfellow's latest release quenches our musical thirst with timely summer pop". Seattle Post-Intelligencer. Hearst Corporation. Retrieved December 24, 2011.
  8. ^ Felt, Hunter (November 14, 2004). "Pris, The Kiss Off (Loveless)". PopMatters. Retrieved December 24, 2011.
  9. ^ "Sisters of the Red Death Credits". Allmusic. All Media Guide (Rovi). Retrieved December 24, 2011.
  10. ^ "Sisters of the Red Death Charts and Awards: Billboard albums". Allmusic. All Media Guide (Rovi). Retrieved December 24, 2011.
  11. ^ Wilson, MacKenzie. "Vendetta Red Biography". Allmusic. All Media Guide (Rovi). Retrieved September 24, 2011.
  12. ^ Seling, Megan (August 1, 2011). "Up & Coming". The Stranger. Index Newspapers, LLC. Retrieved December 24, 2011.
  13. ^ Seling, Megan (August 3, 2011). "Up & Coming". The Stranger. Index Newspapers, LLC. Retrieved December 24, 2011.
  14. ^ Reid, Sean (December 2010). "Vendetta Red Reunion Show". Alter The Press.


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