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Children of the Sun is a fiercely unique collaboration of three identities: Chase LaRue, from Southern California, Drew Mohr, from Vermont, and Surya Sardonicus, from New Hampshire. The music draws heavily from blues and funk influences, but with Drew Mohr's soulful, heavy-hitting voice and their progressive compositions, Children of the Sun's unique style is hard to fit into a specific genre.
Surya Sardonicus' drumming bleeds a funky mix of Afro-Cuban and hip-hop backbeats, and along with Mohr's "heavy funk" bass playing, they provide a foundation on which Chase LaRue can build. Larue has earned a reputation with a gritty voice and an even grittier guitar tone as a bluesy wailer, and where he doesn't sing or throttle the neck of his guitar, he has been known to break out his harmonica. The three of them sing, and while Mohr or LaRue tend to sing lead, the trio's technical harmonies add another unique flavor to their arsenal.
The CotS have been frequenting venues along the Northern California Coast for the last year and a half, and are currently underway on their first album, in the studio when they are not playing live. The "Super-Power Trio" Children of the Sun will be playing concerts all along the West Coast after their album is finished, and they continue to compose new material.