Starship has revamped the band and show with an expanded set list that includes the multiplatinum hits of Jefferson Airplane, Jefferson Starship and Starship! This along with the expanded band and addition of the beautiful, powerful female vocalist, Stephanie Calvert; we now deliver a show that includes all the hit songs and classics!
With a vigorous launch that included a jam packed tour itinerary, a new CD Marauder released on Gigatone Records July 5, 2011. The next Starship album, Loveless Fascination, releases in mid 2012.
MICKEY THOMAS is the owner of the soaring voice that propelled STARSHIP through the ’80’s and ‘90’s. With his soulful and compelling vocals, MICKEY has established himself as one of Rock Music’s most recognizable stars.
Mickey is currently celebrating his 30th anniversary with STARSHIP since he joined JEFFERSON STARSHIP as lead vocalist after the departure of Grace Slick and Marty Balin. Every Starship album released has gone Gold, Platinum or Multi-Platinum.
Mickey made his mark in 1976 as lead vocalist on the mega-hit “FOOLED AROUND AND FELL IN LOVE” with The ELVIN BISHOP Band. Mickey joined JEFFERSON STARSHIP in the late ’70s. Backed by the power of MICKEY’S vocals, JEFFERSON STARSHIP immediately scored a #1 hit with “JANE”. With this new sound and powerful new vocals, the group was renamed STARSHIP and continued to record an amazing string of hits including “NO WAY OUT”, “WE BUILT THIS CITY”, “SARA”, and received an Oscar Nomination for the #1 hit “NOTHING GONNA STOP US NOW” from the movie “MANNEQUIN.”
Other top hits include: “FIND YOUR WAY BACK,” “STRANGER,” “LAYING IT ON THE LINE” and “IT’S NOT OVER TILL IT’S OVER,” which became Major League Baseball’s theme in 1987.
MICKEY’S stellar voice and video charisma on STARSHIP’s video classics such as “WE BUILT THIS CITY” and “SARA” have become staples on MTV and VH1. Material covered in STARSHIP’s “live” concerts range from Mickey’s career with THE ELVIN BISHOP Band and STARSHIP, as well as songs from his two solo albums.
Mickey’s band mates in Starship include:
Stephanie Calvert – vocals
Mark Abrahamian – lead guitar, vocals
Jeff Adams – bass, vocals
Phil Bennett – keyboards, vocals
Darrell “Pelican” Verdusco – drums, vocals