Lead Vocals & Percussion
The Ginger Thompson Band has enjoyed playing in and around the Raleigh area for many years. With a heart & soul of Motown/R&B, we also play a variety of music to fit our audiences. Sometimes it's a little more country or beach; sometimes a little more rock & pop. In my earlier years I spent some time recording not only locally, but with Capricorn Records and Chess Records. Most recently I performed at the 2018 Beach Music Award Show in Myrtle Beach, SC. My love of music began early in life and continues still today. When it comes to the music, I've always considered the band to be half of the music. The other half is my audience. This connection is what makes it all so much fun! I'm so thankful for my wonderful journey through music.
Vocals, Saxophone & Social Media
Kim has more than 30 years experience as a private voice and piano teacher and also enjoys a career as a public school elementary educator/administrator. She has ten years of previous band and studio recording experience as lead vocalist and saxophonist for the Overtime Band from Southside Virginia. She has opened for famous artists including Maurice Williams & the Zodiacs, Clarence Carter, and Marie Osmond. Kim performed at the NC State Capitol and Governor's Mansion. Most recently, she performed with The Embers at the 2018 Beach Music Award Show in Myrtle Beach, SC. She says her God-given gifts of music are a part of her soul!
Lead Guitar & Vocals
Born in Durham, NC, Jim started listening to Soul Music before the age of ten. He started playing piano, bassoon, drums, and guitar by the age of fifteen, but decided to concentrate on the guitar. Jim has played in Rock-n-Roll, Blues, Country, Beach, and R&B Bands over the years. He has written and produced songs including "Subject to Love". He loves and lives all things music
Bass Guitar & Vocals
JT grew up in Raleigh in a musical family, and began learning guitar at the age of eight. He formed his first band during high school, and while in college, JT began teaching himself the bass and began playing in cover bands around Raleigh. Since that time JT has played hundreds of shows around the area. From the Berkeley Cafe to the long-gone Scramble Dog, the Switch and Southland Ballroom, from the Lincoln Theater to Fat Daddy's, JT has enjoyed rocking the stage and had the opportunity to play with some really talented bands and musicians. JT has always loved early Rock-n-Roll, Blues, R&B, Country, and Jazz, and finds his musical tastes shaped by the sounds coming from his first AM radio back in the 70's. JT is a member of the Crossroads Fellowship Worship Team, and is featured on the 2014 "All Things New" CD. He can be found playing electric guitar and bass on Sunday mornings at the Crossroads Millbrook Campus.
Keyboard & Vocals
Eddie began playing piano in his early teenage years, learning much from his aunt and his sister. He joined his first band in the late 60’s. The British Invasion, and especially the Beatles, were among his early influences. His journey though music has included a wide variety of genres. He has enjoyed playing Beach Music, Motown/Soul, Country, Rock & Jazz. He has also played in various church bands, gospel groups, and choirs. He is currently playing keyboards with the Ginger Thompson Band from Raleigh, NC. He also enjoys spending time with family and friends, hanging out at the beach, and the pool, listening to music.
Drummer & Vocals
I began my drumming adventure after watching Ringo Star on the Ed Sullivan show back in the sixties. After serving in the Army, I joined a band called “East Coast Run”, a variety band that played everything from the Rolling Stones to the Temptations. We backed many bands of that era including the Showmen, and opened for Herman’s Hermits. All of these and many more memories helped me develop my love for Soul, and R&B Music.
I’ve had the pleasure over the years to play music with Ginger, she’s always been my favorite lead singer, and I’m very happy to be her drummer again!
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