Home grown in Saint Louis, bonded by ties formed in adolescent years and a passion for music, four men were brought together by the powers that guide us all through this mysterious world. Their goal was simple: to make music and have a damn good time doing it. Sharing a wide variety of musical influences and a deep love for Rock n' Roll concocts a sound that has strong roots in classic blues and all kinds of rock. Whatever mood or feeling a Mississippi Clean song evokes, you can be sure it was crafted with sincerity and as homage to the artists that inspire us all to express our musical nature.
Thames was founded by lead vocalist/guitarist Gabriel Jackson (18) and drummer Sean Buchert (19) in the fall of 2016. After a month of songwriting and rehearsing guitarist/keyboardist Zander Hayes (18) was added to the lineup. In November of that year the 5 piece lineup was completed with addition of lead guitarist Lia Spanos (16) and bassist Jake Nelson (19).
In January of 2017 original bassist Jake Nelson was forced to transition out due to scheduling conflicts and bassist Connor Fiehler (15) was added to the lineup as his replacement.
Nearly all of the original music and lyrics are written by frontman Gabriel Jackson.