Thanks For nothing was formed in late December of 2003. Since then, they have played over 200 shows at many prestigious venues and events. With background from all styles of music and influences ranging from Aerosmith, U2, Jimmy Eat World, and Incubus to Led Zeppelin, A Perfect Circle, and The Darkness, TFN has put together a sound that cannot be dubbed a certain type or style. In their first year, TFN had the opportunity to perform with many national acts such as Leon Russel, Afroman, and VANS WARPED TOUR favâ€™s Off By one. They hammered out almost 60 shows in their first year, and that is without even leaving Northwest Arkansas.
In TFNâ€™s second year, they released their debut album â€œCrashlight.â€ They also earned 2nd place in a 45 contestant Battle of The Bands and completed over 60 shows. TFN was also nominated for Ozark Music Awardâ€™s â€œBest New Band,â€ â€œBest Modern Rock band,â€ won nominations in NAMAâ€™s â€œBest Rock Bandâ€ category, and they also performed at the world famous â€œBikes, Blues, and BBQ.â€
In 2006, Thanks For Nothing really started picking up steam. Fans were piling into concerts and the band was traveling out of Arkansas more than they ever have before. They had the opportunity in December of 2006 and again in May of 2007 to share the stage with multi-platinum recording artist Bret Michaels of Poison.
Later on in 2007, Thanks For Nothing would eventually sign a management deal with the very well respected â€œHutch Entertainmentâ€ management/promotion/booking agency out of Memphis, TN. In August of the same year, they had the opportunity to play with, as well as strike up a friendship with, Collective Soul. Later on in the year, they would also share the stage with VIRGIN RECORDS artists Sick Puppies on their home stage, Georgeâ€™s Majestic, in Fayetteville. In November of â€˜07, TFN performed the pregame AND halftime performance of the Memphis Grizzlies/Washington Wizards NBA game, then they played the Hard Rock CafÃ© on Beale later on in the night. In December, they performed with the recently re-grouped band, The Toadies. TFN spent their New Yearâ€™s Eve playing with Fastball.
In 2008, the band hit the ground running in a lot of new markets in the Midwest and Southeast U.S. They have already shared the stage with many acts like The Whigs, Theory of A Deadman, Eve 6, and Comeback Kid. With the addition of new guitarist, Jacob Doss, a well established guitarist from the NW Arkansas area, TFN has found their sound and really stepped up their game.