ThornRose is a band based out of Roanoke, Virginia that features outstanding lead vocals, tight harmonies, exceptional guitar and keyboard work, and a strong rhythm section. Each of its members brings rich and diverse musical talent and great appreciation for a wide variety of music such as rock, soul, rhythm & blues, and pop. ThornRose is available for booking at restaurants, wineries/breweries, private parties, weddings, and corporate events.


Meet The Band

Stevie B.

Stevie was given his first guitar when he was 4 years old and has been making noise with one ever since. He grew up listening to the old AM country and rock stations and enjoys many forms of music, but is a true rock and roller at heart. His main vocal influence is probably Paul Rodgers. He has performed in a variety of regional bands over the years and enjoys pickin’ and grinnin’ around the house, as well as writing original songs.

Mary Kaye

Mary loves all kinds of music, from big band to Fleetwood Mac to The Rolling Stones and AC/DC. She has sung lead and back up vocals in two other bands around the Valley.

Ryan Hunt

Ryan Hunt is a recent graduate of Roanoke College. He started taking piano lessons at the age of five and has been involved in music ever since. He current plays the piano at his church, Our Lady of Nazareth in Roanoke, VA. Ryan enjoys many kinds of music, including rock, hip hop, jazz, classical, and more. He is also a freelance photographer for the Roanoke Times and Roanoke College, photographing sports, concerts, portraits, and more.

Mel Swain

Mel started playing Guitar at age 7 and started his first rock band at age 14. By age 18, Mel had been in the recording studio with 2 songs written, produced and recorded by his former band “Smythe and Rucker”. Mel’s love of music has taken him across the country performing contemporary christian, rock, and bluegrass music. Mel loves spending time with his family and friends and is actively involved at his church.


Richard Golladay

Richard began learning drums and percussion in 1965 shortly after the British Invasion turned our world upside down. In his spare time he enjoys the shooting sports, fishing, camping with his wife and listening to a vast record collection on a pretty nice audio system.

Dan Altic

Dan started playing bass at age 16. One of Dan's first bands was Smythe & Rucker with fellow ThornRose bandmate Mel Swain. Dan played with other local bands in the 70's and 80’s, and in 1995 joined the Original Rhythm Band. After Original Rhythm Band, Dan played in bands playing classic rock, blues, jazz, country and bluegrass. Some of his influences are John Paul Jones, Getty Lee, Chris Squire, Tommy Shannon, Tom Hamilton, and Victor Wooten.

Pete Medina

Pete comes from ThornRose via Puerto Rico and New York City. He comes from a family of percussionists, and his playing is influenced by many different styles of music, Afro Cuban rhythms, Latin Jazz, Jazz, Mambo, Salsa. Pete is a member  of local music groups Chupacabras and Sway Katz He also plays with a with a variety of jazz, blues, and Christian bands in Roanoke, VA.

Bob Turner

Music has always been an important part of Bob's life. From his early years on, Bobby had a love for tape recorders. He dabbled in different forms of recording including making reel-to-reel recordings of music played on the radio, and he still has a collection of these recordings. Bobby especially loved all music from Stax records and Motown, and two of his favorite artists were Jimi Hendrix and Booker T & the MG’s. His love of recording music inspired him to build a home recording studio in 1975, and it was at this time he started recording music demos. Today, he is responsible for running sound for ThornRose. He is also famously known around town as "Cowbell Bob".

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Africa - Toto

Already Gone - Eagles

Back On The Chain Gang - The Pretenders

Bennie and the Jets - Elton John

Billie Jean - Michael Jackson

Blue Collar Man - Styx

Boogie Shoes - KC & The Sunshine Band

Brick House - The Commodores

Call Me - Blondie

Can't Get Enough - Bad Company

Cuts Like a Knife - Bryan Adams

Crazy Little Thing Called Love - Queen

Do It Again - Steely Dan

Don't Bring Me Down - Electric Light Orchestra

Don't Stop Believing - Journey

Don't You Want Me - Human League

Dreams - Fleetwood Mac

Easy Lover - Phil Collins/Philip Bailey

Everybody Wants To Rule the World - Tears for Fears

Evil Woman - Electric Light Orchestra

Fantasy - Aldo Nova

Feelin' Alright - Joe Cocker

Get Down On It - Kool & The Gang

Harden My Heart - Quarterflash

Head Over Heels - Tears for Fears

Hey Nineteen - Steely Dan

Hit Me With Your Best Shot - Pat Benatar

Hold on Loosely - .38 Special

Hold the Line - Toto

How Long - Ace

Hurts So Good - John Mellencamp
I Want You To Want Me - Letters to Cleo

Jessie's Girl - Rick Springfield

Josie - Steely Dan

Kiss On My List - Hall & Oates

Ladies Night - Kool & The Gang

Let's Groove - Earth, Wind & Fire

Lido Shuffle - Boz Scaggs

Long Train Runnin' - The Doobie Brothers

Love Will Find A Way - Pablo Cruise

Lowdown - Boz Scaggs

Maneater - Hall & Oates

Money for Nothing - Dire Straits

One Way Or Another - Blondie

Reelin' In The Years - Steely Dan

Rikki Don't Lose That Number - Steely Dan

R.O.C.K. in the USA - John Mellencamp

Rhiannon - Fleetwood Mac

Running On Empty - Jackson Browne

Saturday Night's Alright - Elton John

Separate Ways - Journey

September - Earth, Wind & Fire

Show Me The Way - Peter Frampton

Sledgehammer - Peter Gabriel

Somebody's Baby - Jackson Browne

South City Midnight Lady - The Doobie Brothers

Summer Of 69 - Bryan Adams

Superstition - Stevie Wonder

Talking in Your Sleep - The Romantics

Waiting For A Girl Like You - Foreigner

Walking on Sunshine - Katrina & The Waves

Wanted Dead Or Alive - Bon Jovi

We Didn't Start the Fire - Billy Joel

What I Like About You - The Romantics

Whatcha Gonna Do - Pablo Cruise

Working For The Weekend - Loverboy

You Make Lovin' Fun - Fleetwood Mac

You Make My Dreams - Hall & Oates

You May Be Right - Billy Joel

You Shook Me All Night Long - ACDC


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