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June 2004 . Buzz Magazine
SUNS Rise An Shine
Originally from Singapore and now based in Melbourne, The Suns
are a three piece outfit who blend elements of rock'n'roll, reggae,
punk and pop as well as just a hint of their ethnic sound to create
a trully original sound.
The band draws influences from a wide range of artists. 'All three
of us actually have very different influences, however there's
just a few really big bands that all of us are influenced by,'
explains drummer Wayne. They list such acts as Guns N'Roses, AC/DC
and Bob Marley as some of the bands that have impacted on them
The bands backlog features a full length album, a few EP's and
demo tapes as well as a couple of movie soundtrack credits. Having
only been doing the rounds in Melbourne's live scene for a couple
of months. The Suns have already chalked up quite a few gis at
established venues such as The Tote, Laundry, Fin Bars as well
as Planet Café. 'We took a couple of months to rehearse
and practice and then we played our first gig in Febuary and since
then we played about eighteen or nineteen shows,' says Wayne.
When playing live, The Suns are all about entertaining their audience.
'You can definitely expect entertainment - that's the bottom line!
We go all out to establish a rapport with our audience right from
the beginning. Personally for me, I would like us to be a band
that I would like to go and see myself.' We're going to provide
the best value for money that you can get, because we feel there's
not enough bands like that out there.'
After having sacrificed everything for their craft, including
leaving their homes and family in Singapore, as well as packing
in their day jobs, the band is hopeful that they can take off
in Melbourne and move onto bigger and brighter things. 'Longterm
wise we're obviously looking to be as successful as we possibly
can be. Short term wise, we just focus on the next show; just
play your next show better then you did the last.'