Sun Jones is a high-spirited original Roots Rock band out of Boston Ma. With three distinctive singer/songwriters working and writing together, Sun Jones has become a musical entity greater than the sum of its parts. Chris Nemitz (guitar and vocals), John Vanderpool (saxophone, flute and vocals), Charley Carrozo (guitar and vocals), Jeremy Esposito (drums and percussion) and Jay Sullivan (bass and vocals) have created a big, original rock sound with a hopeful message bursting with raw energy.
The music of Sun Jones stretches the boundaries of traditional categories like Roots Rock, Funk and Americana to the point where this crossover appeal meets itself full circle leaving the listener inspired by the simplicity of life affirming energy that can only come from honest music and heartfelt lyrics. The name “Sun Jones” reflects the main themes of the music and lyrics, which are as much about the struggles of present reality as they are about hope for a better future. In short, Sun Jones = struggle for hope.
Members of Sun Jones have shared the stage with artists like Dr. John, Maceo Parker, Robert Cray, Ivan Neville, Derek Trucks, Booker T and the MG’s, Extreme, Rusted Root and have played venues from The Paradise in Boston to Wembley Arena in the UK to Budokan in Tokyo, Japan. Sun Jones recently recorded their self-titled debut CD at Mad Oak Studio in Allston, Ma and released in July 2010.
Sun Jones is currently enjoying consistent airplay on WXRV 92.5 The River in Boston, Ma, WCIB Cool 102 FM on the Cape and Southeast Ma, WMBR 88.1 Cambridge, Ma, WMVY 92.7 Martha’s Vineyard as well as many area college radio stations.
Word of Sun Jones’ exciting live show is spreading fast and they have begun selling out at live venues around New England including most recently on 1/15/2011 at Live Nation’s new Boston venue The Brighton Music Hall (fka Harpers Ferry). 2011 promises great things for this collection of dedicated musicians. Here comes the Sun…Jones!