Sweet HayaH is composed of Nehal Abuelata (lead vocals/keyboard), Devin Moreno (guitar/backup vocals), Josh Gardner (drums/backup vocals), Aaron Marquez (bass/backup vocals), Brandon Garcia (trumpet/tambourine/shakers), and Kosuke Okamura (percussion).
Emerging from the multicultural and diverse heart of the Silicon Valley, San Jose’s Sweet HayaH is truly a product of its environment. The band originally hit the local music scene in 2011 and has quickly emerged as a musical force in the Bay Area. Sweet HayaH is an impassioned blend of Rock, Soul, and Funk. Bringing unexpected World nuances, hard-hitting rhythm and blues beats, and passionate, spirited performances that leave audiences begging for more, Sweet HayaH is poised to replicate its Bay Area popularity throughout California and beyond.
The band's powerful, addictive grooves and soulful, heartfelt melodies are matched only by its insatiable drive to give fans more of what they already love. An impressive resume already boasts a self-titled four-track EP, a full-length electric LP (Sweet Awakening), and a recently released acoustic EP (Raw and Acoustic), all supported by energetic and pulse-pounding live shows. The public reaction: an outpouring of positive media attention from independent radio and TV, and an ever-expanding fan following. The single “The Truth” is available for listening at www.reverbnation.com/sweethayah, while an acoustic version of this song can be found on the latest EP.
The band is lyrically multilingual as is represented through its moniker. The word ‘Hayah’ is universally known to mean “life”, and when it comes to this band, life has never been so sweet. In 2014 and beyond, Sweet HayaH will take its unrelenting beat to music festivals, concerts, or maybe even your local music shop. The sky’s the limit for Sweet HayaH.