COME THIRSTY formed in December of 2008 when four professional musicians decided that they wanted to use their musical gifts for God's Kingdom rather than just devote their time working in the secular music scene. From that moment on vocalist Minh Solórzano, drummer Carlos Solórzano, keyboardist Rich Phillips and guitarist Jeff Sanders took all of their talents and experiences and began performing and working on original material as well as their own arrangements of popular praise songs.
Thus far the band has performed at church services, faith based events, retreats as well as prayer services in order to support whatever ministry is in need of a musical act. This includes recovery and teen ministries with congregations of any size. The band was the featured act in June and August of 2009 for KLOVE's Family Fun Night in Tucson, AZ to raving reviews. Members of the band have also been featured in various periodicals and websites including the Arizona Daily Star, tucsoncitizen.com, tucsonchurches.org, the examiner.com, tucsonlifestyle.com as well as hometownsports.org.
A COME THIRSTY performance is more than just a musical presentation. Multiple members of the band have extensive amounts of experience teaching the Word, leading prayers services and offering testimony in regards to the healing power of God. This also includes a member with multiple degrees in Religious Studies that also teaches theology at the high school level. Therefore, COME THIRSTY is a band that is able and willing to use all of their gifts for the Kingdom of God.
MINH SOLORZANO: LEAD VOCALS/PERCUSSION
Minh has a BA in Music Education & Vocal Performance from Cal State Long Beach. She spent several years performing & recording in the Los Angeles music scene in various musical settings before taking time off to start a family and a new career. When she's not working with COME THIRSTY she teaches 1st grade at Sts. Peter & Paul School in Tucson or can seen performing the National Anthem at various sporting events all over Southern Arizona.
CARLOS SOLORZANO: DRUMS/GUITAR/VOCALS
Carlos has an AA in Music from El Camino Community College in Torrance, CA and a BA & MA in Religious Studies from Cal State Long Beach. When he's not performing with COME THIRSTY he teaches theology at Salpointe Catholic High School in Tucson, works as a session & live drummer and writes tribal drumming compositions that are available for licensing. His abilities on the drums have earned him endorsements with Soultone Cymbals, Los Cabos Drumsticks, Hansenfutz Pedals & Mono Hybrid Cases.
RICH PHILLIPS: KEYBOARDS/VOCALS
Rich plays two keyboards during live performances: one with piano/strings and bass on the other. He has played music since his teens in a variety of venues in America. He has written and recorded contemporary Christian music in Nashville and Colorado. His experience in Praise and Worship music includes helping establish these ministries in several churches. Rich aspires to convey God's Love through music in a way that people not only relate to, but are ministered by and encouraged with. When he’s not working with COME THIRSTY he works as a Broadband Technician for Qwest Communications International and is active with Celebrate Recovery at Victory Church.
JEFF SANDERS: ACOUSTIC & ELECTRIC GUITAR/VOCALS
Jeff has not only an extensive performance career but has done so playing just about every style of music there is. Jeff is proficient on both electric and acoustic guitars including flamenco guitar and is also proficient on the banjo and mandolin. When he's not working with COME THIRSTY he is a private guitar teacher at Guitars Etc Music Store in Tucson while also working as an independent contractor. He is also a survival enthusiast, blacksmith and a painter.