Formative Fire is a Jazz/Funk trio based out San Antonio, Texas. The trio features Richard Thurman on Guitar and Vocals, Christopher Carpenter on Bass, and John Alexander on Drums. Their style takes on the tradition of Jazz/Funk big hitters like Martin Medeski & Wood and John Scofield, but adding a few Rock infuences like Rage Against the Machine and Red Hot Chili Peppers. The most interesting part of this trio is Thurman's surprisingly soulful voice that wraps up the sound into a beautiful story of love and life.
Since 2014, the band was exploring their sound and building fans in the music scene. Going through different players and eventually taking a hiatus to regroup, Thurman became the only original member to carry the name and its future. The original band released one Record and is releasing a record in the Spring of 2017.