Sondor Blue w/ Wanderwild and The Brook & The Bluff
Friday, June 1 2018 • Doors 8pm • Show 8:30pm
Show is all ages. Attendees under 18 must be accompanied by a parent. If you are under 21 you are subject to a $3-5 surcharge depending on the show. The surcharge must be paid in cash at the door on the day of the event.
Named after the realization that each random passerby is living a life as vivid and complex as your own, SondorBlue’s music brings together people of all different backgrounds. From Charleston, South Carolina, SondorBlue is comprised of three vocalists — Andrew Halley, lead vocals and bass guitar, John Sheehan, keyboard and acoustic guitar, and Connor Hollifield, electric guitar — with drummer, Drew Lewis, keeping a clockwork backbeat. The band met as kids in Hilton Head Island, but it wasn’t until 2016 that they came together to form SondorBlue. Their 2017 EP, “You Will Find Love On Ashley Avenue” was inspired by their times living together in a house on Ashley Avenue, and has received praise from The Huffington Post, Relix Magazine, Guitar Player Magazine, Culture Collide, and What Youth.
From TIME Magazine in the US to THE GUARDIAN in the UK, people are talking about the return to this free-thinking way of life. While SondorBlue is a rock band writing tight pop songs, they share the relentless touring schedule, the fan culture and the raw musicianship of artists on the ever-expanding jam band scene.
Connor explained of the arrangement “We had all had our own songwriting side projects when we were younger, but when we came together to play music — that's when we were the happiest.” Sheehan added “I wanted to share this experience with my best friends. I knew we could go a lot further together than any of us could alone.”
If longevity for bands is determined by their ability to pull off their recorded material in a live setting, then SondorBlue is set up for a long, fruitful career. They have been aggressively touring all along the East Coast and make pulling off their complex harmonies and playing their intricate arrangements look easy. The band loves to play live. “It is one of my favorite things,” says Lewis. “It has been great to watch the songs develop as we take them out of the studio and onto the stage.”
The Brook & The Bluff
The Brook & The Bluff is a Birmingham-born, Nashville-based band that has quickly become recognized for its evocative blend of vocal harmony, soulful air and instrumental talent. The group's first full year as a full band has been widely successful. From charting on Spotify's US and Canada Viral 50 Playlists, garnering over 1.5 million streams and performing at the NAMM shows in both Nashville and Anaheim, the band has had an exhilarating 2017. At present, The Brook & The Bluff continue to travel, spin their musical spells, and reach out to a wider audience.
Originally an acoustic duo in 2015, Alec Bolton and Joseph Settine started turning heads with clean vocals and expert guitar work. In the spring of 2016, John Canada noticed the talent and potential of the duo and offered to play drums and sing with the guys. Soon after, he officially joined the group, expanding their sound with driving rhythm and an added voice. The trio instantly locked in and have been playing together ever since. With new bassist Fred Lankford, The Brook & The Bluff will be relocated to Nashville at the start of 2018.