Dave & Marni married in 1987. For over 22 years, they have been involved in music together. Since 2005, they have lived the dream of singing Gospel music as a family. As a family, they have traveled in 9 states and held up to 100 concerts each year. This family has three recordings to their credit. Their next radio release was “I Am Blessed”. This song has been reported as being the most requested song to be played on radio in parts of Michigan, Virginia , West Virginia and Texas. In 2007, The Thurstons released their first single to radio and maintained a top 40 position for 14 weeks on the weekly charts with the song “God’s Word Will Stand”, written by Steve Hurte and Greg Day, who was the writer of the hit song “Midnight Cry”. Currently, their song, “I Am Blessed” is climbing the charts.
In 2006, 2007, and 2008, the Thurstons were invited to sing at the National Quartet Convention in Louisville, KY. They shared the stage with many of the top groups in Gospel Music, including t he Booth Brothers, The Perry’s, Mercy’s Mark, The Toney Brothers, Signature Sound, Greater Vision, and the late Anthony Burger.
The family group consists of Dave & Marni Thurston and their sons. Brandon (17) is on drums and vocals; Adam (15) runs sound, sings and occasionally plays guitar; Cameron (13) manages the product table, sings in the family quartet and is also featured in a piano duet; Mitchel (12) assists in setting up the equipment, sings, and is beginning to play bass guitar. These boys are growing up and taking their place on stage with the family.
Two other men add their talents to make this group complete. Fred Udell plays the piano and Ron Lucas is lead vocalist. Fred has been involved in Gospel Music his entire life. His classy style adds so much to the sound of The Thurston’s Music. Fred has been a part of this family group since it began in 2005. Ron Lucas grew up around Gospel Music. His big lead voice adds a solid blend to the vocal sound of The Thurstons. Ron is featured on the title cut of the latest recording “Mine for the Asking”.
You will not be disappointed with this family in a concert setting. Their music, energy, and family involvement on stage will be enjoyed by everyone.