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SYLACAUGA, Ala. – Ronnie Forbus has operated a successful business in Childersburg for almost 30 years, giving the public a place where they can get a haircut while enjoying a wonderful Christian atmosphere. Now, he and two other men are sharing something extra with the public in their musical talents.

Ronnie Forbus (58), Steve Gwathaney (62), and Larry Jackson (75) just banded together a couple of years ago and starting playing instruments with each other.

As time grew, so did their relationships, and so did their musical cohesion. After a while, they discovered that the public really should be able to hear what they had been putting out musically.

The next step was coming up with a band name.

So, where exactly did the name Sonz of Thunder arise from?

It is actually taken from a story in the Bible, and now the Sonz of Thunder are taking it to the street. Primarily a Christian-based band, you also can hear a lot of blues, some rock, and also some country.

You can rest assured that everything will be clean and easy to listen to.

Steve plays lead guitar and handles most of the vocals, Larry is an excellent bass player, and Ronnie takes the sticks and beats on the drums.

They will be performing at Central Park across from Blue Bell in Sylacauga on Saturday, Aug. 19, from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.

They are currently looking for additional venues to play at as well. If you have an outdoor entertainment event coming up, or maybe own a restaurant, or have anything else on the horizon that you need music for, they would love to be the main event.

Trust me, they are very good. You need to hear the Sonz of Thunder.

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