Sonny and The Sunsets charm with Hit After Hit

Posted: November 26, 2011 in music reviews
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Back in early October a good friend of mine took me to the Biltmore in Vancouver to see a band from California called Girls.  I didn’t know anything about them but he assured me that this was a must see show.  I checked out their music and videos online and got a good taste of what they were about and looked forward to the show.  I wasn’t at all disappointed with the show but it wasn’t the headliner, Girls, that impressed me.  The band that left me wanting more was San Francisco’s Sonny and The Sunsets.  The very next day I looked them up online and was happy to find their recordings, especially their latest album Hit After Hit, as fun and infectious as their live show.  Frontman Sonny Smith has a laid back vocal approach and chunky rhythm guitar style which is endearing in it’s combination of basement bravado and tongue in cheek humour.  With a solid rhythm section, sweet vocal harmonies and a prominent retro-surf sound this quartet retains a certain innocence that transports the listener back to a musical time of rolled up jeans and suitcase record players.

…by Sandy Gritt

  1. cuthbert says:

    Nice write-up, Sandy – and a great band! I want to hear more…

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