Available as a solo act, duo, trio, four piece or even an 8 piece band with a horn section, Brad and his band deliver a delectable variety of music for just about any occasion. From Motown to country to rock to classic rock to today’s hits. From festivals to parties to receptions and fundraisers, the band has played all over the state, most of the country, Mexico and even Puerto Rico.
Brad’s musical roots started at an early age. At home both of his parents were avid music fans and musicians themselves. Brad’s earliest memories are of his dad picking out Luther Perkin’s guitar parts off of Johnny Cash’s albums. He’d sit on the arm of the couch and play his Fender Mustang through a Fender Twin Reverb Amp. Brad’s mom, an accomplished vocalist and pianist had picked up the classical guitar when Brad was about 12 years old. When the guitar didn’t work out for her she gave it to Brad and he started taking private lessons. Having three years of piano lessons under his belt already he soon excelled at the guitar and the bond had begun. By the age of 18 Brad had enrolled in the University of North Texas’ music program to study classical guitar and voice. Within two years of entering college he had dropped out in order to pursue music full time. He was well received at clubs such as The Hop in Fort Worth, Poor David’s Pub in Dallas, Kerrville Folk Festival and other venues that were havens for budding young songwriters.
Brad Thompson & The Undulating Band was formed later that year as a vehicle for Brad’s original music. His songwriting and performing soon began showing the influences of solo guitarists such as Michael Hedges and rock bands such as Toad the Wet Sprocket and Counting Crows. He patterned the formation of the band after artists such as Lyle Lovett and Jeff Buckley who put their music in the capable hands of the finest musicians and the end result – great music regardless of what style or category with which you try to define it.