SOONERS is bringing a new wave to the Japanese music scene. They have vitality, they have the groove, and most of all, they have all the love for what they do. "When you see them live, you will know. Their show is full of fun, energy, and lot''s of love. Their lyrics have a strong possitive message." Winner of Best Band Award for Tokyo Band Summit 2007, they have impressed the audience with outstanding live performance. In December, they are scheduled to release a new live CD and DVD set, including their new mix recording of the song "Sun and Wave" featuring Steph Pockets (amazing singer and rapper). SOONERS has also gone international, appearing in an Italian fashion magazine L''UOMO VOGUE (October 2007 issue) and is scheduled to perform as guest performer at an Asian band festival "Asian Beat 2008" in Taiwan next year.
When you visit Japan, be sure to catch SOONERS for great entertainment!
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Sooners was formed in 1999 with five members Kei(vocal/ guitar), Nao(vocal/ guitar), Mitch(bass), Matio(lead guitar), and Kei''s younger brother Gaja-G(drums) all former basketball teammates in high-school. At the beginning,the band was heavily influenced by The Beetles, Jellyfish, Fool''s Garden and especially The Merrymakers, whom they called the "3 minutes pop-rock" bands. The band was formerly named "Snowball" and after several changes of names, finally became "Sooners", a name given to them by The Merrymakers (The two bands later meet when The Merrymakers came to Japan). Sooners first began by selling demo tapes at street live shows. Eventually the band''s pop color was lessened and replaced by new influences from USA alternative rock bands such as Stroke9, Third Eye Blind, Vertical Horizon, Better than Ezra,etc. In 2002, they released their self-produced first album "Painter" with a message that "musician''s life is like a painter who draws on the white canvas". The album sold 1000 copies and was sold out, mainly through street live shows in different areas of Tokyo, Kawasaki, and Yokohama. With enthusiastic support from people of Kawasaki (their local town), they pulled off an live event "Sonomukouni" at Club Citta'' Kawasaki selling over 700 tickets, and ended with great success. The following year 2004 they return to Club Citta'' to perform in front of 800 people. In 2005, their long awaited second album "Plug In" is released in Tower Records and other major record stores, with the help of a distributing company. The same year, they enter a contest (first contest entered) "Yamaha Tokyo Band Summit 2005" and bring home "The Best Vocalist" and "The Best Audience" Awards. They return to Tokyo Band Summit 2006, this time winning "KDDI designing studio Award" (KDDI, one of the major cell phone carriers in Japan, who was the contest sponsor) they get a radio commercial song tie-up and "ONE LOVE" is ranked No. 1 seven weeks straight for Lismo (KDDI au''s music download service) from Jan to March of 2007. Again, the following year, they return to Tokyo Band Summit 2007, finally winning the BEST BAND AWARD for outstanding performance.
Recent TV tie-ups in Japan include "Run to the Blue Sky", a supporters'' song for Kawasaki Frontale a pro soccer team in Japan (J-League).
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