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fireStallion Whisper Originsfire

One late fall evening in 1981, Jorge West and Justy Cords were riding their mopeds when they saw a horse. The horse jumped a fence and breathed horse breath on them, but Jorge mistook the horse breathings for whispers. And the name Stallion Whisper was born.

 

Shortly after the creation of their band name, they decided to try and form a band. The two men, together with Peter Pillynap, formed a three piece consisting of three guitarists. It wasn’t until they met Carl Samjack (The Dirge) that they added drums. Tom Tant and Brett Prince came onboard as co-bass players rounding out the original group’s fresh rock sound. But they still needed a lead singer.

 

One fateful night, Brett and Ned were hanging out as his grandma’s house when Canadian, Nicky Stamphouse could be heard wailing on a sax next door. Between blasts of sax, Nicky sang what would end up becoming the band’s first song, “Warrior Blanket.” Brett described Nicky’s voice as a volcanic mix of “pain and fun.” At first, they didn’t want a Canadian in their all-American band, but decided to let him join after they heard “Warrior Blanket.”

Sunny Side Down Records

 

After months struggling on the Piedmont South Carolina and Lower Georgia band circuit, Stallion Whisper got their big break signing with Sunny Side Down Records on March 31st, 1984. They followed this signing with their first minor hit, “Fourteen Buckets.” The song broke into the Billboard Top 1000 at #876 and rose to #865. Shortly after this moment of success, they replaced the animatronic house band at Showtime Pizza in Anderson, SC and played children’s parties and adult pizza parties for two more years before switching their focus to hair metal.

 

  

Hiatus

 

The band took a hiatus in 1985 after their album “Glue” was met with harsh criticism and Brett Prince quit the band to become a hairstylist.

 

Reunion

 

In 1996, West reached out to the members of Stallion Whisper and it wasn’t long before the group was back in the studio cranking out their unique brand of soft/hard rock.    

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Tom Tant on bass.

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