Everyone at Thunder Sound is here to make sure that your sonic experience is the best that it can be.

Studio Founder

Billy Swayze

From 2016 through 2018 Billy Swayze built Thunder Sound on his grandfather’s property as a refuge for recording artists and bands to write, produce, fraternize at a nurturing destination studio, and create the greatest music on earth.
Billy passed away in an accident in 2019, but his dream of inspiring artists and humanity with his philosophy of “peace, love and respect” through music lives on. He believed music brought people together and designed Thunder Sound to be a multi-studio creative wonderland. 
Constantly intrigued with sonic exploration, he acquired many rare, vintage instruments and effects over the years; and his musician and songwriting background gave him a unique perspective in shaping tone.  Passion for music ran deep in his veins and his cousin Roderick Falconer / Rod Taylor was a prolific rock singer / songwriter on the Geffen label with seven albums. From his first client recorded in May, 2016 Billy knew he had created a special creative oasis; and artists like Sam Bush and Cage The Elephant and Stax producer Al Bell were impressed by his unique vision.

Affiliate Engineers

John Constable – Engineer

Colin Dupuis –  Engineer, Acoustician

Max Erskine – Engineer, Programmer & Session Player

Byron House – Producer & Session Player

Tim O’Sullivan – Engineer

Jeff Petrocelli – Mastering Engineer

Jay Willis – Recording Engineer, Videographer, Post-Production Engineer, Social  Media Content Creator, Producer

Affiliate Team Members

Murf Adams – Production

Laneus Franklin – Session Player

Alanna LaCour – Songwriter & Session Singer 

Chris Placco – Studio Assistant & Private Chef

Cris Rutledge – Journalism

Jessi Tichenor –  Artist Management

Spencer Woods – Arranger & Session Player

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