Jonny Sonic has found varied outlets for his musical energies. As a writer, he’s scored tracks for national TV commercials, and his tunes have appeared on MTV’s Real World, Discovery Channel, and VH1. As a performer, he’s played music festivals and piles of venues up and down the West Coast and across the Midwest. As an arranger, he’s charted parts for 25-piece horn bands and led performances at EDM festivals. As a remixer/producer, he’s re-imagined tracks, spun supporting sets at festivals, and mashed-up tracks for runway shows during Fashion Week in NYC.
The live band’s backbone is drums, bass, keys, and vocals swelling with up to 8 horns or rocking just two saxophones pushed through pedals like guitars. The high-energy stage show mixes in live electronics and tweaks, spoken-word interludes, killer solos, and features a band as tight as nylons.
For his fourth full-length release, “Octagon Sessions,” Jonny Sonic wrote eleven new tunes, packed up his friends, stripped down the gear, and headed off the grid to a hideaway in the Olympic National Forest. The result is a solar-powered recording of earnest songs with varied vocal styles, arrangement techniques, and production methods.