The legend of Thunder spans 27 years and is studded with 18 Top 40 UK singles, as well as a haul of gold and platinum albums. They've had their share of breakups and re-formations, and their story, told in their own words and illustrated with rare photos and memorabilia, reflects both the price and the perks of rock fame.
Core band members Danny Bowes, Luke Morley and Gary 'Harry' James were initially supplemented by Ben Matthews and Mark Luckhurst to create Thunder in 1989, out of the ashes of the band Terraplane. Thunder's debut album, Backstreet Symphony, was boosted by a famous appearance at the 1990 Donington Park Monsters of Rock Festival. Twenty-seven years later they are still doing what they do best.
Author Joel McIver has captured the heroic life and times of Thunder, using their individual recollections to relate a classic rock 'n' roll tale coupled with numerous personal snapshots, showing the band members changing from young hopefuls to the arena starts they are today.
With a foreword by Andy Taylor, ex-Duran Duran and Power Station guitarist as well as producer of Backstreet Symphony, Giving The Game Away is the definitive authorised biography of this much-loved British rock band.