Sunshine & Bullets are an alternative hard rock band from the Tampa area that have been visiting our local SW Florida scene rather often since their introduction to us here, in 2010. This fan has enjoyed watching this regional gem develop over the years and most recently to have caught their liver performance and participation in the Rock Solid Pressure Industry Showcase for 2013, in St. Petersburg a few weeks back.
This fan enjoys to see true artist's in the midst of being able to simply release and express their sound and whatever they wish that to become. These three: Amanda Hamers, Rich Keane and Kyle Wolfram allow life and an endless list of musical influences to take the wheel for what they produce on a live stage, as well as in the studio. Sunshine & Bullets have branded their sound into what it has morphed into over these formative years on the stage, on the road and the experiences that tag along with that journey. It originally started a bit more rock pop-ish and eventually came into something so unique that Sunshine & Bullets serves as the best description across the board, hands down the easiest way to describe this band is to take some fans to a performance and share the experience with them! The new music has developed deeper and darker turns and twists, with the raw and complex influences by Deftones, Nine Inch Nails, and The Crystal Method. http://www.reverbnation.com/sunshineandbullets
You may listen here. to sample some Sunshine & Bullets in the studio and possibly gain insight as to why right now is such an exciting time for these three band mates and their belief and determination to stand behind their sound and push their music into more national airwaves. As mentioned, they performed at the RSP Industry Showcase we attended at the State Theater, in St Petersburg, at the end of September. They were fortunate to receive a contract with Melodic Revolution Records immediately following the event!
This is only another reason this fan wanted to get some information to our readers, where independent and local or regional bands are talented artist's trying to expand their reach of their brand are concerned. You see, this band is a hair's length from releasing their current full length album and they are reaching out via Kickstarter to get this project funded into completion. You may go gain more information and donate to this great cause in the Arts regionally here. Kickstarter is a website where users can apply for an account and from their they can create blogs or web pages to present their current creative project and the public or fans may donate or invest in these ventures. These creative individuals on this website are not charity cases, we are artist's that believe enough in what we create to put that idea out to the world and say, you can help this project come to life. As any fine artist knows too well, we all starve for our art in one form or another and this is a place where those out there that still believe in art and the possibilities of that combined with a dream and a ton of hard and disciplined work can make for the best innovative ideas, inventions, projects or brand of sound, period.
Please stop by the Kickstarter page for Sunshine & Bullets latest endeavor, the songs are well recorded and this is a great introduction time for new fans; however, the real art of this band is a live performance hands down!
We had the opportunity to photograph one of this trio's great opportunities over this past year when we got to capture S & B on the bill of Rockwave Festival, here at JetBlue Park! What a job they did on that stage in the direct afternoon sun, it was blistering. The performance at the RSP Showcase was only a step up as they laid their stage show and original music out in front of a panel of record/movie industry professionals. This trio are some of the most focused, driven and ready to hit the world with their brand of sound...even one dollar per page visit will get them there.
There are only now about one day and one half to invest or donate via Kickstarter for this Sunshine & Bullets project and their goal was initially: $5,500.00. They have raised: $5,176.00 thus far, according to the page at 12:13 PM this afternoon - with 56 hours remaining according to this current time stamp to get this project completed and the return on this is great original regional music out to the masses. Help Sunshine & Bullets, and possibly help your regional scene in turn somehow with believing in the music enough to invest in it. Make the world take notice and wake them up to the regional sound around here!
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This is truly an opportunity to fund the arts regionally possibly where you know your funds go directly to the project, as it is the only means of funding the completion and releasing of this music that is fresh and rare in that it truly blends all forms of influences via music and life along the journey and culminates in this first full length release of Sunshine & Bullets!
All the best to Amanda, Rich and Kyle in this project and a step into the future and another chapter in this band. Special thanks out also, for always inviting us along to performances and shows, it has always been as absolute pleasure to work with these three and hopefully we can all continue to grow and progress, and reinvent according to the rapid changing world we live in. This band will be able to fit any scene, as they create their own brand that is adaptable to new influences at all times. Join them for this ride, it promises to sound grand, we guarantee!
INVEST IN YOUR LOCAL/REGIONAL MUSIC!!! ROCK ON!!