A High Energy Tribute to Modern Country Music.
33THUNDER is a high energy group of seasoned, experienced and motivated Musicians led by Lead Singing Bassist, Pete Violas. Pete grew up in the small town of Canandaigua located in the heart of the Finger Lakes in Upstate NY, where it’s all about the Lake, wide open spaces, and Friday night lights. His dad introduced him to Johnny, Glenn, Elvis and Willie. These down home country influences, along with surviving the Route 91 Tragedy, are the drivers forming one the hardest working modern country bands on the Southern California circuit today!
So if you’re lookin’ to 2 step Line Dance, or just Rock out, to Johnny, George, Miranda, Jason, Carrie, or Luke (both of ‘em), we got you!
This is a Country road trip for everyone to enjoy, again, and again!
2021 was a breakout year for 33THUNDER, as we clocked in 73 shows in what was a challenging year of Covid! We quickly became regulars at the Old Crow Smokehouse in Huntington Beach, Maverick in Santa Ynez, The Waterwheel Saloon (now Whiskey River) in Norco, The Cove Bar in Murrieta, Temecula Wine and Beer Garden, Wyatt's in Big Bear, Swallows in San Juan Capistrano, and were honored to perform at the Mammoth Village Fest! 2021 was the year we expanded to a 4 piece format with the hiring of our Female Vocalist, Lisa Gold! With 2 Lead Singers, there is nothing we can't cover!
On October 1, 2017, Pete and his wife were enjoying the Route 91 Festival when the bullets rained down, After being shot at for 12 minutes, they were more than fortunate to escape only bloodied and bruised. This life changing event led to his first tattoo, then his second, but most importantly, fueled the fire to start the best band for the rest of his life, 33THUNDER!
Riding the Wings of 58 Angels, We will Soar!