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Band/Artist Name: Thunderball

Recommended if you like: Thievery Corporation, Roni Size, Tricky, Massive Attack

Story behind your band/artist name: The bandmembers were always huge fans of the James Bond series of books and films, and the name is taken from that.

Band Members: Steve Raskin, Rob Myers, Sid Barcelona

What part of the DC region is the artist tied to and how? Where is the artist's current home base if not DC : NW DC

At least 3 interesting/entertaining facts about the band related to persons/events in Washington DC area: - Thunderball was the first act signed to Thievery Corporation's label ESL Music
- Tracks licensed to movies (The Mechanic 2011), TV Shows (NCIS Los Angeles), Video Games & ad campaigns
- Played at Coachella in 2012 and have toured worldwide, etc.

Anything else we should know, or you want to share: After signing with ESL Music in the late 1990's, Thunderball would go on to release four full length albums of original music and dozens of remixes with Thievery Corporation's indie label. In 2016 Thunderball left ESL Music to come to Fort Knox Recordings, where the entire catalog was re-released. Before there was Fort Knox Five, there was Thunderball. When the Thunderball band linked up with Jon Horvath and formed a new creative and business partnership, Fort Knox Five was born in 2003.

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Main Genre: World

Other Genres: Downtempo, Lounge, Trip-Hop, Drum&Bass