Ilse Tamin Thunder










Tamin' Thunder across Durham Region and beyond!

Fronted by lead singer, Ilse Themen, this four piece band is rockin' the GTA!  As a cover band, they keep their audience moving to a mix of top 40, dance, classic rock, and old school R&B.  If you're not dancing, you'll be singing along to your favorites!

Meet the band members below! 






Ilse Themen

Lead Vocals

She has won the titles of National and World Tribute Artist Champion for her performances as a Whitney Houston Tribute Artist, and now fronts her own band, Tamin Thunder.

Ilse founded the band in 2003, performing across the GTA.  Opening for such artists as Juno award winners, Amanda Wilkinson, Shane Yellowbird, and Jack De Keyser.  Stage appearances for many charity events include, Charity for S.E.A.S. Centre, The Lakeridge Hospital Centre, KX96 Million Penny Toy Drive, and has hosted The United Way fundraiser held in 2007.

She's edgy vocals, mixed with sweet sultry tones, and projects powerful vocal ability.  She genuinely loves her audience, and it shows!

Influences:  Whitney Houston, Aretha Franklin, Janis Joplin, Pink, Beth Hart, Melissa Etheridge, Billy Holiday, Etta James.

"Wow!" quotes All Nichols, host of The Durham Life Show, " I want a copy of your first CD!"

Fans quote: "She gives me goose pimples!", "Made me feel all warm and fuzzy inside!", "I'm your number one fan!"



Andy Narsingh


As a teenager, Andy Narsingh was introduced to music by his father's 6 string guitar which he grew to love playing.  As he approached 16, he tried playing the bass guitar, jamming out to Rush "The Spirit Of Radio", where he found his ultimate calling in life!

With such huge influences as Geddy Lee, Stu Hamm and Billy Sheehan to guide him, Andy's progressive rock/funk style started to take shape, and the rest is history.  Releasing his first EP in 1998 called "The Outside" with his 3 piece band ARSIN, which again released in Europe/Japan under the name HEAVEN'S FIRE after their band mate, Michael (MicMac) MacKinnon, drummer of ARSIN, tragically lost his life in a house fire.

Other recording credits include, Loa House "VooDoo Love" CD Released Jan. 26, 2013, and Heaven's Fire "Judgement Day" CD released June 17, 2013

A recent addition to TAMIN' THUNDER'S line up, Andy is getting his "Funk On" throughout the GTA! 




Dave Langguth



A drummer from the very beginning, Dave Langguth cites Animal from the Muppet Show and Buddy Rich as some of his earliest influences. His first instrument was a snare drum - a gift from his uncle - but Dave soon graduated to the drum set in the first grade.

Known most recently for touring with Nelly Furtado, Dave currently resides in Toronto where he teaches and maintains a constant performance schedule locally with TAMIN THUNDER. He attended the Berklee College of Music, studying with Victor Mendoza, John Ramsey, Skip Hadden and Ed Kaspick, and in 1993 following his studies, he moved to Halifax and broke into the scene with such artists as: Dutch Mason, Brett Ryan and Wayne Nicholson. 5 years Later, Dave found himself living in Toronto performing with the likes of: Sass Jordan, Alannah Myles, The Kings, Rik Emmett and most recently, Grammy award-winning pop star: Nelly Furtado. Dave has had numerous television appearances, including Jay Leno, David Letterman, Regis & Kelly, Much Music, The View, Carson Daly and Extra, and was featured at the Montreal Drum Festival 2004. He has also appeared in articles in Drums Etc. (Cover Story), Modern Drummer and DRUM! Magazine. He is an active player, educator and clinician



Michale Vassos 

Lead Guitar 

Michale is a gifted guitarist based in the Toronto area.

Recently renowned for his role in "Classic Albums Live" performed throughout the U.S.;  Michale is a well rounded "Pro" through and through, and plays a variety of styles from R&B, jazz, classic rock, and reggae.  He's toured across North America and performed for the masses, both with his own bands and with recognized recording artists such a Mike Reno (Loverboy), Alan Frew (Glass Tiger), Sass Jordan, Johnny Dee (Honeymoon Suite), Jizzy Pearl (Love/Hate, Quiet Riot), Barry Stock (Three Days Grace), David Lee Roth (Van Halen), Brent Fitz (Slash), Vito Rezza (5 After 4), Helix, and toured with Rik Emmett for 3 years.

Currently a member of TAMIN THUNDER, Michale adds that "Special Touch" to the band and we are so happy to have him aboard!


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