Thirsty Horses
Thirsty Horses is a rock/pop/country rock cover band based in Charlotte, NC, covering hits from the 60s to today.

Thirsty Horses have been playing around the Charlotte area since 2006!

Thirsty Horses FAQs

Q. What style of music do you play?

A. We play a wide variety of rock n’ roll, pop and Americana/country rock from the 60s to today.

Q. How many pieces do you typically play as and what instruments are they?

A. We typically perform as a 4-piece full band (two guitars, bass and drums) and a trio (two guitars and drums or guitar, bass and drums). 

Q. Do you play in other configurations?

A. Yes, I perform often as a solo acoustic/vocal act and as a duo (two guitars or guitar and drums). We strive to be flexible in our configuration and can scale up or down as needed. 

Q. Why did you become a professional musician?

A. I became a professional musician to do something I loved and to make people happy. It is very rewarding to provide a service that brings a smile to someone’s face and helps make a joyous occasion (wedding, anniversary, birthday or other celebration) better. And for the occasional somber or low-key occasion, to help console or soothe someone in more difficult times.

As a musician, I have found that I get to participate in the human experience more fully, and provide a soundtrack along the way as those memories are created. 
Becoming a professional musician has been a great decision. 
Q. Where are you located?

A. I am based in the Lake Norman area, and my bandmates are scattered around the greater Charlotte area. 

Q. Do you travel?

A. Yes, we typically travel within a 2 hour radius from the Charlotte area.

Q. Why should an event professional book you?

A. Aside from our talents as performers, I like to believe our greatest assets are our flexibility and professionalism. We have the ability to adjust to nearly any type of event, audience or venue through our expansive songlist and scaleable lineup. 

We have years of experience performing for multiple types of events and situations and we enjoy interacting with and reading the audience so that our performance is appropriate for the setting. If a high-energy show is needed, let’s rock! If we need to start slow and ramp it up as we go, excellent! If a more moderate/background vibe is needed, no problem!
Which leads me to our last asset: communication. 
Everything runs more smoothly and is enjoyable for both sides when everyone is on the same page. Communicating is key to understanding the specific needs and special requests of the client so that we can tailor our performance to the occasion. 
This attention to detail, along with the qualities I listed above, are why I think an event professional or client would enjoy working with us. 
Q. Do you have the capability of providing your own sound & lights?

A. Yes, we have the ability to provide both.

Thirsty Horses Bio

Thirsty Horses is a cover band specializing in rock, pop and Americana/country rock from the 60s to today!
Based in Charlotte, they have performed all over the Carolinas and Virginia over the past 15 years showcasing their trademark harmonies, melodic arrangements and wide-ranging songlist.
From the Beatles, CCR and Eagles to Tom Petty, Prince and Zac Brown, the aim is simple: play songs the audience wants to sing and dance along to!
Whether you are a child of the 60s, rocked out in the 70s & 80s or are a child of the 90s & 00s, the Horses have something for you!

Song List

Brett Milstead/Thirsty Horses Songlist


All Shook Up – Elvis

Blue Suede Shoes – Elvis

Don’t Be Cruel – Elvis

Bye Bye Love – Everly Brothers

Under the Boardwalk – Platters

Runaround Sue – Dion

Too Good To Be True – Frankie Valli

What A Wonderful World – Louis Armstrong

All My Loving – Beatles

And I Love Her – Beatles

Don’t Let Me Down – Beatles

Eight Days A Week – Beatles 

Hey Jude – Beatles

Hide Your Love Away – Beatles

In My Life – Beatles

I’ve Just Seen A Face – Beatles

Let It Be – Beatles

Little Help From My Friends – Beatles

Revolution – Beatles

Saw Her Standing There – Beatles

We Can Work It Out – Beatles

While My Guitar Gently Weeps – Beatles

I’m A Believer – Monkees

Daydream Believer – Monkees

Angie – Rolling Stones

Brown Sugar – Rolling Stones

Can’t Always Get What You Want – Rolling Stones

Dead Flowers – Rolling Stones

Honky Tonk Women – Rolling Stones

Ruby Tuesday – Rolling Stones

Paint it Black – Rolling Stones

Satisfaction – Rolling Stones

Sympathy for the Devil – Rolling Stones

Under My Thumb – Rolling Stones

Wild Horses – Rolling Stones

Folsom Prison – Johnny Cash

Ring of Fire – Johnny Cash

On the Road Again – Willie Nelson

Bad Moon Rising – CCR

Proud Mary – CCR

Who’ll Stop the Rain – CCR

Dock of the Bay – Otis Redding

Love Her Madly – The Doors

Brown-Eyed Girl – Van Morrison

Wild Night – Van Morrison

Bus Stop – The Hollies

The Letter – Box Tops

California Dreamin – Mamas & Papas

All Along the Watchtower – Bob Dylan

Times Are A Changin’ – Bob Dylan

Shelter From the Storm – Bob Dylan

Mrs Robinson – Simon & Garfunkel

Sound of Silence – Simon & Garfunkel

The Boxer – Simon & Garfunkel

Friend of the Devil – Grateful Dead

Last Kiss – Jay & The Americans

American Pie – Don McClean

Stand By Me – Ben E King

Pretty Woman – Roy Orbison

Cinnamon Girl – Neil Young

For What It’s Worth – Buffalo Springfield

Summer in the City – Lovin’ Spoonful

Soul Man – Sam & Dave

Get Together – Youngbloods

Somewhere Over the Rainbow – misc.

Can’t Hurry Love – The Supremes

Carolina On My Mind – James Taylor

Carolina Girls – Chairman of the Board

Bend Me Shape Me – American Breed

Earth Angel – Penguins



Imagine – John Lennon

Wild World – Cat Stevens

Ain’t No Sunshine – Bill Withers

Lean On Me – Bill Withers

Come Monday – Jimmy Buffett

Margaritaville – Jimmy Buffett

Pirate Looks At Forty – Jimmy Buffett

Already Gone – Eagles

Hotel California – Eagles

Peaceful Easy Feeling – Eagles

Take It Easy – Eagles

Tequila Sunrise – Eagles

Stuck in the Middle – Stealers Wheel

Sister Golden Hair – America

Give A Little Bit – Supertramp

Amie – Pure Prairie League

Annie’s Song – John Denver

Back Home Again – John Denver

Country Roads – John Denver

Leaving On A Jet Plane – John Denver

Rocky Mtn High – John Denver

Rocket Man – Elton John

Piano Man – Billy Joel

Drift Away – Dobie Gray

Midnight Rider – Allman Brothers

Ramblin’ Man – Allman Brothers

Can’t You See – Marshall Tucker Band

Fire on the Mountain – Marshall Tucker

Driven’ My Life Away – Eddie Rabbitt

Sweet Home Alabama – Lynyrd Skynyrd

Wonderful Tonight – Eric Clapton

The Weight – The Band

Get Down On It – Kool & The Gang

Rhiannon – Fleetwood Mac

Jet Airliner – Steve Miller Band

Joker – Steve Miller Band

Take the Money & Run – Steve Miller

Sweet Caroline – Neil Diamond

Brandy – Looking Glass

Rocky Top – Dolly Parton

Blackwater – Doobie Brothers

All Things Must Pass – George Harrison

When Will I Be Loved – Linda Ronstadt

Feel Like Making Love – Bad Company

Baby I Love Your Way – Peter Frampton

Love the One You’re With – Stephen Stills

Want You to Want Me – Cheap Trick


80s, 90s & 00s

American Girl – Tom Petty

Free Fallin’ – Tom Petty

Mary Jane’s Last Dance – Tom Petty

Learning to Fly – Tom Petty

Running Down A Dream – Tom Petty

Walls – Tom Petty

Won’t Back Down – Tom Petty

You Don’t Know How It Feels – Tom Petty

You Wreck Me – Tom Petty

Boys of Summer – Don Henley

Hurt So Good – John Mellencamp

Jack & Diane – John Mellencamp

Pink Houses – John Mellencamp

Crazy Little Thing Called Love – Queen

Fat Bottomed Girls – Queen

Keep Your Hands to Yourself – Georgia Satellites

Faith – George Michael

Melt With You – Modern English

Time After Time – Cyndi Lauper

When Doves Cry – Prince

Jenny (867-5309) – Tommy Tutone

All I Want Is You – U2

Angel of Harlem – U2

Desire – U2

Mysterious Ways – U2

One – U2

Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For – U2

With or Without You – U2

City of Ruins – Springsteen

Dancing in the Dark – Springsteen

Walk on the Ocean – Toad the Wet Sprocket

Hallelujah – Leonard Cohen

Don’t You Forget About Me – Simple Minds

Your Love – The Outfield

Hungry Like the Wolf – Duran Duran

Danger Zone – Kenny Loggins

Rock You Like A Hurricane – Scorpions

You May Be Right – Billy Joel

In the Air Tonight – Phil Collins

Summer of ‘69 – Bryan Adams

Land Down Under – Men At Work

What I Like About You – The Romantics

Don’t Dream It’s Over – Crowded House

Every Rose Has It’s Thorn – Poison

Faithfully – Journey

Africa – Toto

Friday I’m In Love – The Cure

My Prerogative – Bobby Brown

Livin’ On A Prayer – Bon Jovi

You Give Love A Bad Name – Bob Jovi

Take These Broken Wings – Mr Mister

Back in the High Life – Steve Winwood

Kokomo – Beach Boys

Friends in Low Places – Garth Brooks

Handle Me With Care – Traveling Wilburys

Losing My Religion – REM

The One I Love – REM

Hard to Handle – Black Crowes

Basket Case – Green Day

Good Riddance – Green Day

Dani California – Red Hot Chili Peppers

Under the Bridge – Red Hot Chili Peppers

Runaway Train – Soul Asylum

Breakfast at Tiffany’s – Deep Blue Something

Slide – Goo Goo Dolls

I’ll Be There For You (Friends Theme)

Save Tonight – Eagle Eye Cherry

Let Her Cry – Hootie & The Blowfish

Only Wanna Be With You – Hootie

Champagne Supernova – Oasis

Don’t Go Away – Oasis

Don’t Look Back in Anger – Oasis

Morning Glory – Oasis

Wonderwall – Oasis

3 AM – Matchbox Twenty

Unwell – Matchbox Twenty

Follow You Down – Gin Blossoms

Hey Jealousy – Gin Blossoms

No Rain – Blind Melon

If You Could Only See – Tonic

That Thing You Do – The Wonders

Crazy For This Girl – Evan & Jaron

Pinch Me – Barenaked Ladies

Mr Jones – Counting Crows

All For You – Sister Hazel

Over My Head – The Fray

Waiting on the World to Change – John Mayer

Sitting Waiting Wishing – Jack Johnson

When the Stars Go Blue – Ryan Adams

Believe – Lenny Kravitz

Mr Brightside – The Killers

When You Were Young – The Killers

All The Small Things – Blink-182

My Own Worst Enemy – Lit

Riptide – Vance Joy

Too Close – Alex Clare

Steal My Kisses – Ben Harper

Ho Hey – Lumineers

Rhythm of Love – Plain White Tees

Chicken Fried – Zac Brown Band

Wagon Wheel – Old Crow Medicine Show

Nobody But You – Blake Shelton


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