Thad Coggins Band

Thad’s Bio

In the 90’s I was a part of two bands that traveled the Southeast region of the US, and had somewhat success in the Christian Music world. I experienced some health challenges in the late 90’s that knocked me out of the game. So I went for 25 years without really doing much musically. A few years ago I took my wife to a show. I was really enjoying the show! I thought the act was very good. My wife, however; was not impressed. She told me that I better not take her to another show, unless I was the one on stage! This really got my wheels turning, and inspired me to start playing and writing again. I began writing and recording on my own. I worked on a self produced project and wound up completing it in 9 months. Once I finished it I built a band around it. The Thad Coggins Band. We began performing around two years ago. The same musicians I began with are no longer in the current lineup. I really appreciate those who helped me in the past, and currently I’m convinced I have some of greatest group of guys surrounding me now. Current lineup is: Tim Sprouse on bass, Daniel Turner on drums, and Devan Turner on 2nd guitar. As a kid...heavily influenced by Kiss. Hated Disco. Liked the hair bands of the 80’s for the most part. Fell in love with the music of Stevie Ray Vaughn. I started listening to a lot of Blues. I really dig Freddie King! One of my all time favorite bands is Kings X. In my current playlist is a band called The Temperance Movement. We recently went in a studio with a great friend of mine and producer, Ricky Rodriguez, of Bomb House Recording Studio. We are starting with three new songs. The first one is to be released by May, 11th 2019.






What is music to you? What does it give you?

Music to me is a gift. It’s a way for me to get out what’s my thoughts.

What is your music dream?

My dream concerning music would be able to support my family doing it, and for it to make a difference in the lives of the people who hear it.

If you could change the world - what would you start with?


Which is the most memorable song from your childhood?

Detroit Rock City by Kiss.

Who are your favorite musical artists or bands?

Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble, Doyle Bramhall II, David Gilmore, Freddie King, Ian Moore, Kings X, Bill Mallonee, Storyville, Jimi Hendrix, Beatles, Dwight Yokum, Paul Thorn, etc

What inspires you to make music?

God and Life in general

What is the message you want to send with your music?

a message of hope and that we are all in this thing together.

How do you feel when you perform in front of an audience?

sometimes nervous, sometimes energized...regardless I give it all I’ve got, and leave it all on the stage.

How do you see the musicians’ reality nowadays? What could be improved?

In a lot of ways, the playing field is more level, but in some ways it’s not as good. The cost of producing quality music has definitely decreased, which is great for my budget. The most negative part of today’s music world, is everyone wants music for free, and the artist is left finding other areas of revenue.

What do you think of Drooble?

I think it’s a great platform to glean from others experience and opinions, plus it’s a place to share your own thoughts and opinions.

What frustrates you most as a musician?

top 40 radio!

Do you support your local scene as a fan? How?

Not as much as I should from a musician’s standpoint, but as a man with a family, as much as I can without sacrificing them.

What qualities should a musician nowadays have in order to get their music heard by a larger audience?

persistence! It’s always the best that gets heard, it’s the wheel that squeaks the most and the loudest that gets the attention!

Share some awesome artists that we’ve never heard of.

You may have heard of them, but someone I’ve been into recently is “The Temperance Movement”...these guys are great in my book.