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Genres You Will Love
World: World Fusion Moods: Featuring Guitar New Age: Contemporary Instrumental Jazz: World Fusion

By Location
United States - New York

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Sundad

Biography
FATHER and SON guitarists John Eurell Sr and John Eurell Jr with world-class percussion & bass. Based in the Hudson Valley and Connecticut, Sundad is making their name as one of a new class of acoustic bands whose compositions, recordings, and live performances are filled with beautiful rhythms, harmonies, and chord changes that capture the heart and soul. In his childhood days John Jr used to tag along with his father to rehearsals and gigs. Now they perform together and there is a real chemistry to the music which the audience always loves.

THE MUSIC:
Acoustic World Fusion along the lines of "Strunz & Farah", "Shahin & Sepehr", and early "Acoustic Alchemy".

ACHIEVEMENTS:
* 2008 1st Round Grammy Nomination "Best POP Instrumental Album" for their CD "The Journey Continues".

* Nominated for “Best Acoustic Instrumental Album 2008” (New Age Reporter Lifestyle Music Awards).

* Ranked # 13 in the NAR 2008 Top 100 Airplay Chart for their CD “The Journey Continues”.

* "Top 40 Most Played Artists" on Sirius Channel 73 for 12 straight weeks in 2008.

* In 2008 the track "Chets Favorite" ranked in the "Top 40 Songs" for 13 straight weeks including twice at Number One (Sirius Channel 73).

* Nominated for “Best New Artist 2005” (New Age Reporter Lifestyle Music Awards).

* Nominated for “Best Acoustic Instrumental Album 2005” (New Age Reporter Lifestyle Music Awards).

* 2005 1st Round Grammy Nomination "Best Contemporary World Album" for their CD "Journey To Eternity".

* Ranked # 23 in the NAR 2005 Top 100 Airplay Chart for their CD “Journey To Eternity”.

Their latest CD “The Journey Continues”, ranked #3 in the June 2008 NAR radio play charts and remained in the Top 100 there for 8 months. It has been picked up for airplay by more than 180 NPR radio shows, by XM/Sirius satellite radio, by the popular syndicated radio show "Echoes", by "Music Choice" - the U.S.'s largest provider of cable music channels, and by stations in Australia, Canada, Ireland, Spain, Belarus and Mexico.

Their debut CD “Journey To Eternity”:
1. Debuted at #3 and made the Top 100 on Radio Airplay charts at NAR for 6 straight months.
2. Selected for airplay on NPR’s “All Songs Considered – Open Mic”.
3. Featured on XM Satellite’s “The Best Music this week on XM” listing.
4. Ranked in the monthly Top 20 on public radio shows across the United States over 180 times.

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."

Mark Staudte of Northeast In-Tune Magazine
“... Imagine Chet Atkins meets Mark Knopfler and you will get a good idea of what this sounds like.
“... articulate guitar that would force even the most accomplished musician to go back to the drawing board and take lessons …again! (I forgot to mention the superb conga playing in the background. I can’t say enough about their percussionist.)

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."

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