Captivating, Powerful, and Emotionally Charged are just a few of the words used to describe Tommy Lee Flood's voice. To hear him sing, is to hear one the great vocal talents in music today. Tommy is a true entertainer, which is why it's no surprise he has been voted by Bonzai Magazines readers’ poll "Best Front Man" for seven consecutive years. He has also been featured in a number of other magazines such as: Hit Parader, Metal Edge, and the Hard Report just o mention a few. An MTV video performance (Shoot Down the Night) with Tommy aired for 6 months and reached the hard 30 ranking. Tommy's song writing ability is as dynamic as his singing voice. He has recorded tracks for Atlantic records and Metal Blade, as well as many other labels and with other artists.
An unbreakable spirit and dedication to his music are two reasons why Tommy's charismatic personality has been greeted with enthusiasm by the music industry. On stage is where Tommy shines brightest. He consistently delivers a performance that you will never forget.
Mid 2020, Tommy released a remastered and revisioned collection of Flood and Primal Order Material featuring Tommy and Kent Burnham (Original Banshee Drummer). Tommy has also made all released available on TommyLeeFlood.net as well as TommyLeeFlood.com.
How it started:
Banshee, a melodic power metal band from the Midwest, was formed in the spring of 1986. Made up of members from the popular Mid-West touring act LICK (Tommy Lee & Chuck Hopkins), Terry Dunn of Kansas City-based FRODO, GRANMAX, and Kent Burnham from Kansas City-based CRYPT KEEPER. By the fall of 1986, they released their first EP entitled Cry in the Night. Hopkins left shortly thereafter to pursue other projects in L.A. and was replaced by local Kansas City bassist Bill Westfall.
In 1988, Metal Blade Records re-released Cry In The Night and included the song "We Want You" on a compilation record, Metal Massacre No. 9.
In 1989, the band began recording at Record Plant Studios and on September 15, 1989, released their first full-length album, Race Against Time, on Atlantic Records Titanium label. The album was released on vinyl, compact disk, and cassette tape. Shortly thereafter, Banshee parted ways with Atlantic Records.
In 1993, the band self-released their second full-length album, Take 'Em By Storm, with the band dismembering shortly after the initial release.
Reunion shows were played in 1999, 2000, and 2008. After numerous hiatus' throughout the 90s and most of the 2000s, Banshee reunited in 2008 to perform at Rocklahoma which was ultimately an ill-fated performance for the band. It was after this that founder and guitarist Terry Dunn realized the band needed drastic changes if the band was to continue. Also in 2008, a deal was negotiated with BlastZone Entertainment Group to provide worldwide distribution for a digitally remastered Take 'Em By Storm and saw distribution reach on Amazon.com, iTunes, and Wal-Mart, with the re-release of the previous albums to follow shortly thereafter.