The music scene is building in Mineral Wells. The area is flourishing in all aspects and local musicians have been coming out of the woodwork! Tempting Disaster has received high praise from their audiences. The band hypnotizes audiences playing their smooth country music sound with a dash of rock n’ roll.
Tempting Disaster plans to “Rock Till We Drop”
The band began its’ triple-threat career in July 2016. Every member of Tempting Disaster fell in love with playing music at a young age. Kirk Watson, lead guitarist, grew up in Mesquite Texas and is now a Mineral Wells local. He knew he wanted to play guitar in the 8th grade after listening to Rock giants like AC/DC, The Beatles, and Jimi Hendrix.
Jim Bob Eddleman began his music career in the summer of 1987 when he attended Musicians Institute in Los Angeles. It was there he found his rhythm as a bass player. Jim Bob has been a country music cover singer for over thirty years. He says he really enjoys playing the rock n’ roll side of music with Tempting Disaster. “It’s a lot more energetic. You have to be on your toes more.”
Donny Tomlinson knew he wanted to play the drums as early as first grade when he was cast as the ‘Little Dummer Boy’ for his school musical. He grew up in Bowie, TX. Donny was motivated by all rock music and reminisces, “That’s when I started banging on spoons, pots, and pans. And never stopped.”
Though the band came together in 2016, they have known each other much longer. Donny and Jim Bob have played together off and on since 1993. Kirk was introduced at a friend’s birthday bash. Each member has played with many other musicians in their careers and the three of them seem to have found their calling together. The group has almost one hundred years of combined music playing experience.
Donny says that “If you’re not having fun; then you shouldn’t be doing it.”
Tempting Disaster loves to connect with the audience and just have fun. The band plays anything from Jimi Hendrix to Merle Haggard. Tempting Disaster ‘struck’ Mineral Wells most recently on Saturday night, March 6th, 2021. Coffee and Cocktails had a full house excited to see this amazing cover band. The purple lighting playing across the stage set an entertaining atmosphere. The audience was energetic and the crowd was singing with the band and dancing throughout the evening. One audience member remarked to me; “that this was the best rock band to ever come to Mineral Wells!” The band played hit songs, including ‘Every Rose Has Its Thorns’, by Poison, ‘Foxy Lady’, by Jimi Hendrix, and ‘Bad To The Bone’, by George Thorogood. The band also played ‘Rikki Don’t Lose That Number’, by Steely Dan which Steely Dan recorded as a seven-piece song. Tempting Disaster performed it beautifully with just the three of them.
Kirk really enjoys when the band is able to involve the fans, “ The second set there’s some audience participation stuff. And if everybody out here is getting into it, we’re getting into it. It’s always a great time!” The group is fired up to play downtown in the future.
Jim Bob is a great supporter of all the things going for musicians here, “Mineral Wells has a great atmosphere. They support live music. They actually will pay attention to you.”
The group is scheduled to play again locally at the Brazos Market & Bistro on April 9th, 2021. Don’t miss out! For more information on this dynamic trio, their Facebook is https://www.facebook.com/temptingdisasterband, and their Instagram is temptingdisasterband.
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