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Southern Storm emerged from the foothills of the Cumberland Plateau with sound and fury. Their unique brand of rock and roll and their stage presence set them apart from all the rest at the time. With a strong following and loyal fans, Southern Storm combined a mixture of well known rock classics with their very own diverse original music. Their shows were high energy and crowd involvement was always expected and anticipated. Southern Storm played the Middle Tennessee area and opened for the diverse likes of Balistic Whiplash and Johnny Paycheck, as well as headlining their own shows at venues including 527 Mainstreet in Murfreesboro. They also were one of the featured groups on WHRT TV show “In The Box”.
What was their secret… Billy Moulder was the flash (lightning) of the band. His guitar solos were legendary and kept the auduence electrified. Jeremy Simmons was the power and timing (thunder) of the band. He not only kept meticulous timing, but also kept the band in focus towards its ulitmate vision. Troy Banks was the quite leader (the eye of the storm) in the background. His timing and rhythm kept the band sounding clean, and his talent did not go unnoticed. Brian “Julio” Pichulo did so much for Southern Storm. His hard pounding bass and rip ’em up vocals blew audiences away (just like a tornado). You never knew which instrument Julio might pick up next, but you always knew he knew how to handle it. Tim Malugin was the voice (wind and rain) of the band. As the primary vocalist and lyricist, he escalated his voice at the right time, and then eased up gently. He left you with the feeling that you had witnessed and survived a mighty storm.
In 1999, after 5 years of activity, the Storm dissipated and has not been sighted since. There was a sighting in late 1999 and it was called Shift2, but it was gone after a short cloudburst. Is it possible that Southern Storm might return? Who knows, but remember … Always be prepared for The Storm!