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Black Thorn Rose is a rock cover band, performing the best upbeat tunes from the 70's, 80's and 90's including some current Pop Rock. Bands which we cover include AC/DC, Kiss, Queen, Bon Jovi, Billy Idol, Def Leppard, Sammy Hagar, Pat Benatar, Pink, The Pretenders, Blondie, Van Halen, Ratt, Motley Crue, Aerosmith, ZZ Top, Metallica, Prince, Judas Priest, The Cult, Led Zeppelin, Ozzie,  Collective Soul, Foghat, Weezer , Jimi Hendrix and many more. 

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ROXANNE

Lead Vocals & Keys

Roxanne began studying piano at age 5 and continued to play many instruments into her late teens. She was in the Church choir and was told that she was “too loud”.  Must have been her love of rock and roll.  She joined the Kenny McGee Band in Tampa as a keyboard player and background vocalist. Eventually she was a lead singer and keyboardist in the Sarasota based Roxband. She was in several other bands (even one country band-Bullseye Ride) before starting Black Thorn Rose.  The band has changed and evolved into a high energy dance/rock band.

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DUSTIN

Drums

Dustin is a Florida native.  He grew up listening mostly to British alternative rock bands.  Dustin drove his mom nuts as a kid by tapping beats on plastic cassette cases.  He is honored to play with a group who embraces different music styles.  Learning new drumming styles of a variety of genres has been very rewarding and great fun for him!

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MIKE

Bass & Background Vocals

Mike was born in Watertown NY and started playing guitar as a teen. After moving to Sarasota in 1980, he decided he loved playing bass and made that his primary instrument. He has played in many original and cover bands including Deceiver, Brat, Avenging Benji, 7 Years Past, Absolutely Nothing, Downbringer, Difficult, Cold Static, Parish, Tortured, Havoc, Sundogs and more.

He and Roxanne cofounded Black Thorn Rose in 2012 and have been rockin’ ever since!

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RALPH

Guitar & Background Vocals

Ralph is from western NY and has  been playing guitar since he was 15 years old. He’s been playing in bands for 35 years in NY. Some of the bands were Mean Business, Leema Charlie, and Atomic Swamis. Influences are Ace Frehley, Randy Rhoades, Edward Van Halen.

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Jim

Lead Guitar

Jim was born in a suburb of LA. He was self taught with influences from Black Sabbath, Led Zeppelin, Jimi Hendrix, Carlos Santana, David Gilmour, Ronnie Montrose, Michael Schenker, and Eddie Van Halen. Our band, Arch Rival drew a huge following the LA Rock Scene circuit.  Jim has played with numerous artists in various venues and studios over the years....

PHOTOS

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