ABOut THE BAND
CARTER THOMAS // Lead Singer
A powerful and engaging performer, Carter Thomas brings rich, vibrant vocals to the band’s very danceable play list. Winner of the 2013 USA Male Karaoke Championship, Carter is an accomplished piano player and songwriter. His primary influences are Andrae Crouch, Michael McDonald, Russ Taff, Paul Rodgers, Wayne Toups, B.B. King and Kenny Wayne Shephard.
PHILLIP TOMPKINS // Lead Guitar, Vocals
Gifted with an excellent ear, Phillip Tompkins began playing guitar when he was seven. By age 13, he was playing solo gigs and joining local bands. Since his 20s, Philip has been writing original music and playing lead guitar and touring with several bands. He currently fronts his ZZ Top Tribute band, Velcro Fly, and his all original band, King Lora. Although Philip’s go-to instrument is the guitar, he can play any instrument he picks up.
ADAM TOMPKINS // Drums, Vocals
An outstanding drummer and backup singer, Adam Tompkins has been playing drums since he was 12. In 2007, he earned a music degree from UALR. Adam has played in numerous local bands, including the well-known Riverboat Crime. Along with Electric 5, Adam currently plays in the ZZ Top tribute band, Velcro Fly and November Juliette. Musical influences include Grand Funk Railroad, Alice in Chains, Jimi Hendrix, Joe Satriani, Don Brewer, Chad Sexton, Chad Smith, Dennis Chambers, Stevie Wonder, Freddie Mercury and Steven Tyler.