CITY:Stony Plain and Spruce Grove
BIO:Based in Stony Plain and Spruce Grove, Alberta, Thistle is a rolling, quick-paced acoustic country/rock band with stripped-down, catchy rhythms, and hooks that dig deep. Diverse influences from across the musical spectrum give Thistle a unique sound and style thats sure to grab hold and take you to new places. Kevin Frey (vocals, guitar) has been a mainstay on the local music scene as a solo performer since 2013. Kevin was one of three finalists for the 96.5 CKFM Olds All Hit Country Star Search in 2015, and was an opening act for Dog Rump Creek Musics second anniversary party, headlined by Adam Gregory and Jake Matthews, in 2014. Jason Frey (drums) and Trevor Henson (bass) have played music together since 1999, and were founding members of heavy metal band Dead Ring. Jason and Trevor joined Kevin in September of 2015 to form Thistle. Steve Findlay (guitar, vocals) also joined the group in mid 2016 to add an extra dimension to the sound with an electric guitar and a strong voice.