Parmalee is a rock band turned hit making country artists from North Carolina. Their debut single, "Musta Had a Good Time" is making it's mark on country radio with regular rotation on Sirius XM's "The Highway" and on mainstream stations as well. The name comes from the small town of Parmele, NC, where they started creating music in a small barn. The band consists of: Matt Thomas on vocals and guitar, Josh McSwain also on vocals and guitar, Barry Knox on vocals and Scott Thomas on drums.
Side note: On September 20, 2010, the drummer for Parmalee, Scott Thomas, was critically injured in a shooting during an attempted robbery on board the band's RV outside a Rock Hill, SC nightclub where they were loading equipment after their show. I remember when this happened, living in Raleigh, NC and them being a local band, the news was huge in this area. See the original article below posted by www.music.mync.com. Scott is back and better than ever and putting the shooting behind him and moving forward.
Parmalee Drummer Injured In Rock Hill Shooting
Posted on: Tuesday, September 21st, 2010
ROCK HILL, S.C. – The drummer for Greenville-based rock band Parmalee is in critical condition after being shot Monday night following the band’s show at a nightclub in Rock Hill.
Police say Scott Thomas is at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte.
“We are wishing for a quick recovery for Scott Thomas,” guitarist Josh McSwain said. “The band is at his side and we are staying positive. Thank you to all the fans for the love and kind words. Please keep Scott in your prayers and together we will all get through this. Thank you very much.”
Lieutenant Brad Redfearn says the band was loading equipment into their RV when two men burst in, one armed, and demanded money from the band members Matt and Scott Thomas around 1:10 a.m.
Detectives say the suspects pointed a gun at vocalist Matt, at which point his brother Scott came out from the back of the RV with his own gun and told them to leave.
That’s when police say the intruder with the gun opened fire and a shootout ensued, which lead to both robbers along with Scott being shot. Redfearn says one of the robbers, Demario Burris, died at the scene, the other suspect, Dytavis Hinton, ran about a hundred yards then collapsed.
Hinton and Scott were both taken to the hospital, where Scott is listed in critical condition and the suspect has been stabilized.
“I don’t know why this happened,” bassist Barry Knox said, fighting off emotions. “I can’t explain it.”
Knox’s sister says Scott has already made it out of one surgery and was scheduled for another later today or tonight.
Parmalee was in the middle of a tour of North and South Carolina when the shooting happened at The Money nightclub near Winthrop University. The band was scheduled to perform at City Limits Saloon in Raleigh on Friday, Sept. 24.
The band opened for Candlebox in 2009 as part of Deep South’s now-defunct Raleigh Downtown Live series that was hosted in Moore Square Park.