Thu October 28, 2010
Live on Excursions: Sonos
Sonos, the 6 member a cappella group stopped by the WYSO studio and performed a couple of songs from their upcoming holiday CD which is due to be released in early November. The group members include Christopher Given Harrison, Rachel Bearers, Ben McLain, Jessica Freedman, Katherine Ann Hoye, and Paul Peglar.
Based in Los Angeles Sonos has been featured at the Sundance Film Festival and have gained international fame touring worldwide from Scotland to England where they were featured as "The Band of The Day" by the UK's Guardian who declared that "Sonos takes a cappella to the next level, with ease and grace. They induce a Zen-like state"
According to band members the name Sonos is derived from the Greek root of "sound" and with songs like "Again and Again"(performed in studio), they take harmonizing melodies to a completely different level. Their holiday album will include classics such as "Ave Maria," and they put their own mezmorizing twist on the classic "I Wonder as I Wander" which features beatboxing and mixes in lyrics from "Wonderwall" by Oaisis.
For more information on the band and upcoming tour dates check them out at their official website www.sonosings.com.
Interview by Niki Dakota
Adapted for the web by Caressa Brown