Sundad is making their name as one of a new class of acoustic bands whose compositions, recordings, and live performances are filled with beautiful rythyms, harmonies, and chord changes.THE BAND: Comprised of father and son guitarists, John Eurell Sr. and John Eurell Jr., Sundad is making their name as an acoustic band whose compositions, recordings, and live performances are filled with beautiful rythyms, harmonies, and chord changes. The original repertoire consists mainly of finger-style acoustic guitar instrumentals that have been described as "World Fusion, New Age" music. Live performances often include other great musicians whom Sundad loves to perform with.THE MUSIC: Original compositions. Acoustic World Fusion and New Age Music.ACHIEVEMENTS: Their 1st CD, Journey To Eternity, received a first round Grammy Nomination for 2005 Best Contemporary World Album. The CD debuted at #3, remained in the Top 50 for 6 straight months, aired across the USA on over 180 public radio stations, internationally in Spain, Belarus, Canada, Romania, Australia and Japan and ranked #23 on the 2005 Top 100 Radio Airplay Chart. It also made the Top Twenty Most Played Albums on USA and International radio shows a total of over 110 times.Their 2nd CD, The Journey Continues, was released in June of 2008 and immediately hit the World / New Age radio spin charts at Number 3. The CD also received a 2008 1st Round Grammy Nomination for Best POP Instrumental Album. The album has aired all over the USA and in Europe, Australia, Canada, Ireland and Mexico. On Sirius/XM Satellite radio, the track Chets Favorite made the Top 40 Most played songs for 11 weeks running (2008/2009) including 2 weeks at Number One. Sundad also made the Top 40 Most Played Artists for 10 weeks straight over that time span.REVIEWS: RJ Lannan - NewAgeReporter.com "Sundad is the name of the band and their album, Journey to Eternity, sounds like the sorcerer and his apprentice are weaving their magic on acoustic and electric guitars. How exciting to have father and son play with and against each other musically and blend so well in harmony. .....Sundad's music is highly entertaining and will appeal to several kinds of audiences; mellow guitar, New Age or World fusion listeners. It is the soundtrack for a modern lifestyle that deserves a little breather."Robert Silverstein - MUSIC WEB EXPRESS 3000 "Instrumental acoustic guitar music at its finest, Sundad's The Journey Continues brings New Age into the future with a hypnotic and supremely relaxing album of meditative guitar magic."Luthier Rob DiStefano - www.frettech.com "Sundad's release is the perfect melodic/percussive "World Fusion Age" CD ...."Maria of The Moonlight Stream on BostonPete.com says: "Sundad creates World Fusion and New Age music -- intricate rhythms and beautiful guitar harmonies that capture your heart and soul."
Voyage to the Next Sector recorded live at FIT in Manhattan
Sundad live at OHS
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|WCT's Music in the Box series swings into December with the eagerly awaited return appearance by Ossining-based Sundad. A twice Grammy nominated, internationally known acoustic band,
As stated in a review in "All About Jazz":
"Sundadís work is intricate yet accessible,
challenging yet superbly melodic. In other words, itís a lot like the relationship between family members: complex and rewarding, with substance, passion, and feel good vibes to make it all worthwhile."
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