Thunderstorm Artis, on “The Voice”, and Lessons He Learned from His Parents
Boy Moms…I hardly have words for how happy I am to be sharing a conversation with our friend, Thunderstorm Artis, with you. You’ll be swooning over Thunder’s respect and appreciation for his parents and his encouraging words to all of the moms listening. Thunder is big-time: SON GOALS!
If you followed along with NBC’s The Voice this spring, you already know that Thunderstorm took the world…literally by storm, when he sang Blackbird in the Blind Auditions, earning a 4-chair turn from the judges. His performances were phenomenal all season long, and it was so fun cheering for him, all the way to the finale! (Though he didn’t win, he might as well have — I know that he made a big impression on the music industry, and his future is looking B-R-I-G-H-T!
But wait: If you missed Thunderstorm’s blind audition on The Voice, click HERE to see him perform Blackbird and get a 4-chair turn from the judges.
A little more background: Thunderstorm grew up here on the North Shore and went to youth group with my boys. He and his brother (there were 11 kids in his family) were very close to my boys, led worship with them, and truly inspired my sons to be better people.
I hope you love hearing from Thunder about his experience on the Voice, his whirlwind love story (he got married this spring) and nuggets of wisdom he holds on to from his mother, and his father who died of a heart attack when Thunder was just 13. I also ask Thunder about to share his thoughts on the racial tensions in our country going on right now and his experiences growing up here in Haleiwa. Thunder’s heart is precious and I think you’ll be encouraged by our conversation.
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More about Thunderstorm:
Thunderstorm grew up in a large musical family with 10 siblings on the shores of Oahu. They formed a family band and would perform at their father’s art gallery, attracting tourists from all over the world. Sadly, his father passed away suddenly after suffering a heart attack, and Thunderstorm started singing as a method of grieving. He later teamed up with his brother to tour as a duo until Thunderstorm decided to go solo. For the past six years, Thunderstorm has been performing all over the U.S. This last spring Thunder married his wife Faith, and they are currently living in Beaverton Or.
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Wow! That clip from The Voice was so moving!! What a wonderful young man.
And I haven’t even listened to the podcast yet!
Thank you, Monica, for introducing us to this amazing talent, and to such a lovely person too – it’s a rare gift to find both in one man.
awww, thank you Belinda! Yes, Thunderstorm is a gem. Blessings-