THE SOOTHING SOUNDS OF
SondorBlue BY RISA WILLIAMS MCMILLAN
SondorBlue, with their harmonicallyrich and hypnotic originals, is only two years young and yet is making a splash in Charleston, the Lowcountry, and up and down the east coast from NYC to the Florida Keys. The band is made up of the musical talents of four 20-somethingyear-olds who transcend time with their oneness and their appeal to audiences of all ages. They present a maturity of symmetry and consonance rarely seen in a group their age. During their soulful songs, you will find them soft and soothing and when they speed up the tempo, the result is brassy and bold. Members of SondorBlue include
Andrew Halley, lead vocals and bass guitar, John Sheehan, vocals, keyboard and acoustic guitar, Connor Hollifield, vocals and electric guitar, and Drew Lewis on drums. Their story is one of divergent paths, yet similar ones. All of the boys graduated from one of 3 different Hilton Head high schools and all ended up in Charleston. It was one day in high school that John heard Connor and Andrewâ€™s band, Local Visitors, that he approached the duo and asked if he could jam with them. The stars aligned, John joined the band, and a promising trio emerged. When Drew teamed up with them in Charleston a few years later, they knew
the final component was in place and it was time to put cover songs in the past and redefine with their own identity -- thus the birth of SondorBlue. â€œSondor is a realization that each passerby is living a vivid life just like us
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