Welcome to the official Thunderclap Newman Website. Formed in 1969, Pete Townshend of The Who, introduced Speedy Keen to GPO Telephone Engineer Andy “Thunderclap” Newman and teenage guitarist Jimmy McCulloch. Pete produced and played bass on the classic single “Something in the Air”, recorded them at his studio and introduced them to his manager Kit Lambert and Chris Stamp who ran and owned Track Records. An Album, “Hollywood Dream” followed, also recorded and produced by Pete with him on Bass. The Band ceased in Late 1971 with Speedy going on to produce two solo albums and a single. He also produced the first Motorhead album and also co-produced, with Danny Secunda of “Twist” fame, LAMF by Johnny Thunders and the heartbreakers. He sadly passed away in March 2002. Jimmy McCulloch afterwards played and toured with, John Mayall and Stone the Crows, before joining Paul McCartney and Wings in 1974. In 1978 he joined the reformed Small Faces before joining The Dukes. He died tragically in in September 1979.
The current Thunderclap Newman group was formed in February 2010 at the instigation of music business manager Ian Grant. The line up of the band is Andy Newman, Mark Brzezicki, Nick Johnson, Josh Townshend and Tony Stubbings. They have recorded and released in 2010, an album, “Beyond Hollywood” and have to date played the following dates together:
19/Feb/2010 – The Constitutional Club, Lewes, Sussex
27/Feb/2010 – The Memorial Hall, Farrington Gurney, Somerset
14/May/2010 – Inn on the Green, North Kensington, London, W10
5/Jun/2010 – The Brook, Southampton
17/Sep/2010 – The Half Moon, Putney, SW15
18/Sep/2010 – The Riga Bar, Westcliffe on Sea
1/Oct/2010 – The Tropic, Ruislip, Middx
3/Oct/2010 – Dingwalls, Camden Lock, NW1
20/Oct/2010 – Cox’s Yard, Stratford on Avon, Wark
7/Jan/2011 – O2 Academy, Birmingham
8/Jan/2011 – O2 Academy, Liverpool
14/Jan/2011 – The Talking Heads, Southampton
13/May/2011 – The Constitutional Club, Lewes, Sussex
4/Jun/2012 – The Ropetackle Centre, Shoreham by Sea, Sussex
23/Jun/2012 – The Isle of White Festival
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Something In The Air - 1969
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