Sonar Lights is a rock trio from the Dallas-Fort Worth area (Texas, USA) whose sound gives the impression that they are a band of more than three people. Mighty, crunchy guitar riffs influenced from the early heavy metal era with pummeling rhythmic textures and dynamic melodic vocals meld together to produce the band’s tight sound. Music analyst Jon Lee, from The Hong Kong Underground, sums up the band’s live performances by saying, “There are times when a band strikes the first riff and you instantly know that you’re in for a treat.”
Sonar Lights was formed in 2011 and has been hovering under the mainstream radar delivering a brand of rock that has been desperately missed. Since the release of Here We Are, the band has steadily gained credibility from fans, the media and fellow musicians alike. Disc jockey Angela Chase from 97.1 FM “The Eagle,” the largest rock radio station in North Texas, said on her show, “I would highly recommend that you spend the $9.99 on iTunes and download a copy of Sonar Lights’ album. They have quite a few good songs on it.”
In 2013, the band made quite an impression with Chinese fans and promoters with its Enter the Snake tour. The tour was such a success that they were promptly asked to return to rock the masses again at the Midi Festival, China’s largest rock festival. And so, the band returned in May 2014 during their Year of the Horse tour.
In early 2015, Sonar Lights underwent some major lineup changes, which were need for the band to move forward. Bassist Darren Wise and drummer Doug McKenna joined George Miadis, vocalist, lead guitarist, and driving force behind Sonar Lights. This synthesis of talent brought new energy and excitement to Sonar Lights. Legendary recording engineer/producer Tim Kimsey (Pantera, SRV, Sick Puppies) instantly picked up on their new sound. He was present at the new lineup’s first show and immediately offered them a recording deal.
The band entered the studio with Kimsey in the spring of 2015 to craft their second album. Babelonia is scheduled for release in January 2017. Sonar Lights is dedicated to create an album with a reason for existence and plans on touring Europe and Australia to promote the new album.
Sonar Lights has toured and shared the stage with some of music’s biggest acts, including: The B-52’s, Cowboy Mouth, Rigor Mortis, Candle Box, Mute Math, Los Lonely Boys, The Toadies, Bowling for Soup and Wishbone Ash.
The band’s sound and sharp songwriting have caught the attention of the industry’s top music equipment manufacturers. Sonar Lights has proudly built working sponsorships with PRS Guitars, Bogner Amplification, ddrum Drums, George L's, MONO, Trailer Trash Pedalboards, Pigtronix Effect Pedals, Baroni Lab, Clayton guitar picks and Dunlop electronics. Furthermore, Sonar Lights had the honor of having their entire album Here We Are included in Pandora Internet Radio’s programming, giving fans the chance to create and stream their own Sonar Lights’ station. You will most likely hear similar-sounding, well-recognized bands like STP, Seether, Chevell and Tremonti on their station.
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