"Music is rehab for the soul"
Formed in 2008, SONIC SOBRIETY started out as a late night jam band in Tulsa, Oklahoma with a trio of former bandmates searching for a creative outlet for their music. Growing up listening to the music of the 60's, 70's & 80's such as RUSH, PINK FLOYD, EMERSON, LAKE & PALMER, and YES to name a few, the guys decided to create music that they wanted to listen to.
"We just decided it was time to create something for us. Get out the psychedelia of yesteryear and just expand on that sound. We got in the recording studio and wrote together and were just blown away at how fast the material was coming and the sounds we were getting", says Eric. "The three of us, musically, had alot in common so we were able to get going in the same direction pretty quickly."
The rhythm section gave the group a good jump start primarily because of their familiarity with each other. "Phil and I go way back", says Stu. "We've known each other since high school and were roommates in college at Oklahoma State University.
Staying connected after graduating and working together on several projects was a priority for Stu and Phil. "We knew we wanted to work together because of our chemistry", says Phil. "Stu or I would take off in a direction and the other would follow so naturally. It's a great situation to have in the rhythm section. Then we met Eric, and all the pieces just came together."
"We've got alot of creative material that we can't wait to get under way", says Eric. "We have about 5 tracks that are in different stages of completion right now. As a matter of fact, one of our songs, Novus Ingressio, means 'new beginning'. And that's where we are...the beginning. And we just enjoy it so much. Well, I say 'we'...we hope YOU like it too!