A High Energy Tribute to Modern Country Music.
33 THUNDER 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!
This is a Country road trip for everyone to enjoy, so if you're lookin to 2 Step to some Classic Country, Line Dance to some '90's Country, or just sit back and bob your head and drink your beer to some current Country, we got you!
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 Cowboy Palace Saloon in Los Angeles, the Old Crow Smokehouse in Huntington Beach, Maverick in Santa Ynez, The Whiskey River Saloon in Norco, Swallows in San Juan Capistrano, and were honored to perform at the Mammoth Village Fest!
Depending on your budget, we can go out as a Trio, a 4 piece, or for weddings and Corporate events we can bring a Female Vocalist that will cover all of your favorite songs!
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 from being trampled over, laying low, and crawling under the stage to eventually take cover. 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!