Named after the realization that each random passerby is living a life as vivid and complex as your own, SondorBlue’s music brings together people of all different backgrounds. From Charleston, South Carolina, SondorBlue is comprised of three vocalists — Andrew Halley, lead vocals and bass guitar, John Sheehan, keyboard and acoustic guitar, and Connor Hollifield, electric guitar — with drummer, Drew Lewis, keeping a clockwork backbeat. The band met as kids in Hilton Head Island, but it wasn’t until 2016 that they came together to form SondorBlue. Their 2017 EP, “You Will Find Love On Ashley Avenue” was inspired by their times living together in a house on Ashley Avenue, and has received praise from Relix Magazine, Guitar Player Magazine, Culture Collide, and What Youth.
From TIME Magazine in the US to THE GUARDIAN in the UK, people are talking about the return to this free-thinking way of life. While SondorBlue is a rock band writing tight pop songs, they share the relentless touring schedule, the fan culture and the raw musicianship of artists on the ever-expanding jam band scene.
Connor explained of the arrangement “We had all had our own songwriting side projects when we were younger, but when we came together to play music — that's when we were the happiest.” Sheehan added “I wanted to share this experience with my best friends. I knew we could go a lot further together than any of us could alone.”
If longevity for bands is determined by their ability to pull off their recorded material in a live setting, then SondorBlue is set up for a long, fruitful career. They have been aggressively touring all along the East Coast and make pulling off their complex harmonies and playing their intricate arrangements look easy. The band loves to play live. “It is one of my favorite things,” says Lewis. “It has been great to watch the songs develop as we take them out of the studio and onto the stage.”
SondorBlue are poised for big things in the future. Look for them at a venue near you.