High Energy Productions Band Profiles

Adrienne Nims, sax, flute, percussion

Adrienne Nims was born in Boulder, Colorado and grew up in New England. She started pounding out songs on the piano and singing at the top of her lungs right away! She started playing flute when she was nine and quickly became hell-bent on getting a saxophone after hearing her grandfather blow his horn. She started playing
in swing and jazz bands, a good 20-40 years younger than the regulars, and continued studying music with the flute dept. head at U. Mass, Amherst, and sax Professor of U. Michigan. Adrienne also performed in New England Conservatory ensembles and continued studies at Ithaca College. She lived and performed there and throughout the northeast for several years and in 1995 shifted her home and music to the West Coast. Living in Encinitas, Ca.,

Denver Clay, keyboard, vocals

Denver Clay, from Encinitas, California, brings to Thunder Rose over 25 years of experience as a keyboard and vocalist specializing in country sounds. Denver has toured three continents sharing his unique interpretation of classic country rock music with a variety of audiences. He has opened for Hank Williams, Jr., Jerry Lee Lewis, The Bellamy Brothers and many others. Denver contributed his versatile sound to the Warner Brothers recording group "California". He has also composed hunfreds of musical soundscapes for video clients in advertising, education, and multimedia production. He owns and operates Sound Strategies, a production and recording facility in Encinitas.

Bob Rosencrans, bass, vocals

Bob Rosencrans, a native of Los Angeles, California, earned a music degree from Pierce College in Los Angeles, and contributes bass guitar & vocals to Thunder Rose. His versatile talent-from rock to country-has been heard throughout Southern California in clubs like The Troubadour, The Roxy, The Whiskey A-Go-Go, The Palamino and the Crazy Horse Saloon. An Active studio musician and song writer, Bob has been involved in many local music projects including a compilation CD for charity called "The Care." Bob has opened for Jefferson Starship, New Riders of the Purple Sage, the band Spirit, and performed with Brancomb Richmond, Co-star of the TV show, Renegade.

Rufus Perry, guitar, vocals

San Diego boy, Steve "Rufus" Perry returns home after many years of developing his musical career in places such as San Francisco, Los Angeles and even New Mexico. The last 6 years in San Diego have blossomed into full-time working status. Fueled by a variety of bands and styles, ie Blues-"Rufus Rex", Classic Rock-"Big City Shaman", Rockabully-"Blue Suede
Buick", Rufus's longest and most productive tenure has been as the veteran guitarist/vocalist for Celia's Thuner Rose and Bobcat Blue and the Howlin' Coyotes band.

Greg Merrill, Bass

Greg Merrill graduated from Naval School of Music, Norfolk, Va 1989, Associates of Arts Degree, San Diego Mesa College 1996, Electric Bass and Tuba Instrumentalist for US Navy Music Program 1989-1995. Toured extensively with US Navy Show Band 1992-1995

Performed with the following local bands of San Diego: Nova, Noeva Conqusta, Jalapeno Dance Band, San Diego Jazz Orchestra, Celia and Thunder Rose, Callosa, Flat Out Liars, Yavaz and The Church at Carmel Mountain. 1992- present.

Jazz Improvisation Instructor, Navy Band San Diego, 1993-1995, Music Instructor, American Music Exchange, San Diego, Ca 1995-1997, Currently teaching bass, guitar and piano privately.

Mark Windrum, bass and vocals

Mark Windrum has played & recorded music with local bands around San Diego for 25 plus years including Prarie Fire, Celia & Thunder Rose, Mulligan Stew, and Jaingo.
He plays upright and acoustic bass in various styles from jazz to country and sings back-up vocals.

Colin Hiatt, drummer, percussion

Collin has been playing professionally since his teen years. He has performed and recorded in a wide variety of genres including fife and drum corps, metal, ska, rockabilly and jazz. Collin brings the benefits of his extensive background to each performance and provides a solid foundation for Celia and Thunder Rose.

Jeff Bishop, guitar, vocals

As a performer, Jeff has worked in many venues playing various styles, from melodic rock in the recording studio to a jazz stroll act at Sea World; from playing modern country to traditional Irish bands. His experience, work ethic and reading ability make him an asset as a side man to many San Diego artists, performing from La Jolla churches to Las Vegas casinos. His main focus, however, is playing complete arrangements of songs on acoustic electric guitar. His fingerstyle approach provides both melody and accompaniment using only one instrument.


Celia Lawley, fiddle, mandolin, vocals

The native San Diegan has been performing since the age of 5 and holds a violin performance degree from the USC school of music."

,,,If her endless supply of energy and effervescence aren't enough of an amazing spectacle, then listen to her voice..." (Camrose Canadian) "...She sings like a lark and plays a barrage of music
on guitar, fiddle, & mandolin..."(Greenfield News,CA)

Adrienne Nims

Denver Clay

Bob Rosencrans

Rufus Perry

Greg Merrill

Mark Windrum

Colin Hiatt

Jeff Bishop


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