“The story of On The Sun [is one] of artistic collaboration and persistence on every level of the musical process. […] There’s a decidedly metropolitan, New York-Y sound and feel here that is true to On The Sun’s roots. While listening, […] one may be prone to see flashes of blurred traffic lights, streets and sidewalks, like a sped up film of NYC turning from day to night.” -JUDE WARNE, LIVE FOR LIVE MUSIC
“On The Sun feels the music. Every note they play, they live it. […] When you watch this band, it doesn’t feel like you’re watching, but rather that you’re part of the group.” -Parisa Mahdad, KINOFILIA ARTS BLOG
On The Sun makes sleek and modern groove music steeped in classic and contemporary soul, funk, americana, and R&B. Since its inception this simmering soul juggernaut has issued a debut LP; a vibrant version of Leonard Cohen’s “Bird On A Wire”; the standalone single, “She Gets Around”, and spent the majority of 2018 touring in support of their latest effort Gratuity Not Included, appearing at a variety of music festivals including performances at SXSW, the Ann Arbor Summer Festival, Off The Record Fest and Sail Across The Sun. The group has also cultivated a close relationship with Sofar Sounds resulting in a series of intimate concerts across the country.
Up next, On The Sun will issue a vinyl version of Gratuity Not Included, a collection of live tracks from recent tours, and another as-yet untitled collection of new music in 2019. The band just wrapped up a month-long west coast/southwest tour and is currently on an extensive midwest tour including shows in Detroit, Chicago, Nashville and many more. Several other tours are in the works for 2019. Follow @onthesunmusic on social media or visit OnTheSunMusic.com for current updates.
Gratuity Not Included and other music by On The Sun is available on their website OnTheSunMusic.com as well as iTunes/Apple Music, Spotify and anywhere else you buy music.
In 2016 Ryan Meier and Marion Earley split from their respective bands to embark on a new project, Gentle Temper. Self-described as the ocean folk duo, over the course of their formation they explored newer, more intimate musical territory and have woven a new cloak from a stripped, lyrically-driven thread. They find strength in their use of rhythm, swinging from calm to calamity like the tides they often allude to. Their live sound builds on a sturdy foundation of lyrical storytelling, animated harmonies, & a steady undercurrent of musical dynamic swells.
After nearly a year of sporadic trips to Red Bull Arts recording studio in 2017, Gentle Temper have realized their debut album, “Our Warm Red Light”. Released on October 7th, 2018, “Our Warm Red Light” tells the story of two people exercising the boundaries of their comfort and participating in the life of the other. Their story recites the journey of hardship and reward for a fledgling duo determined to grow.
GT has opened for nationally touring acts The Ballroom Thieves, Bombadil, The Western Den, LOLO, The Family Crest, and Julie Rhodes. They have performed in support of numerous charitable organizations including Relay for Life, Casa Myrna Vasquez Inc., The Chikombuso Foundation for Widows & Orphans, Beauhawks Foundation, and Animal Refuge League of Portland, as well as performances in support of The American Civil Liberties Union. They appeared recently on NBC10 Boston for their 1st place finish at the Lizard Lounge Main Event in July, 2018. Gentle Temper was nominated for New Artist of the Year at the 2018 Boston Music Awards.