National hit makers to play two shows at Cherokee Casino
WEST SILOAM SPRINGS, Okla. – For more than 30 years, The Fabulous Thunderbirds has entertained audiences with its bluesy rock sound. On May 28 and 29, the band will rock Seven located inside Cherokee Casino West Siloam Springs.
The Fabulous Thunderbirds will play free shows at 10 p.m. both nights. The band has recorded eleven studio albums and two live albums since 1979, with the most recent being 2005’s “Painted On.”
The band found its biggest success in 1986 when the single “Tuff Enuff” climbed to No. 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart after it was featured in the films “Gung Ho” and “Tough Guys.” Overall, the band has charted three Top 40 songs, including “Wrap It Up” and “Look At That.”
Two years later, the Fabulous Thunderbirds once again found success in Hollywood when “Powerful Stuff” was included on the soundtrack for “Cocktail,” helping push the song into heavy rotation.
“The Fabulous Thunderbirds have been entertaining audiences worldwide for decades,” said David Stewart, CEO of Cherokee Nation Entertainment, which operates Cherokee Casinos and Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa. “They bring a lot of energy to the stage and know how to put on a great show. We’re looking forward to both of their performances Memorial Day weekend.”
The band was co-founded by singer Kim Wilson and guitarist Jimmie Vaughan in 1974. Within five years the band had its first recording contract. Vaughan left the Thunderbirds to record an album with his brother, Stevie Ray Vaughan, in 1990 before embarking on a solo career.
Today, Wilson is the sole original member and is joined by Jay Moeller on drums, Mike Keller and Johnny Moeller on guitar, and Randy Bermudes on bass.
Opening for the Thunderbirds will be Scott Keeton on Friday, May 28, and Tablerockers on Saturday, May 29. Both opening acts will begin at 7 p.m.
Cherokee Casino West Siloam Springs is located off of U.S. Highway 412 and State Highway 59 in West Siloam Springs. For more information, please visit www.cherokeestarrewards.com or call (800) 754-4111.