Sun Wizard officially started playing music together as a four piece last spring, when bass player Francesco Lyon came home from a few strange months in Toronto. However, the seeds were planted on a hazy trip to Vancouver Island the summer before, where a couple of days turned into a lost weekend that saw Francesco, accompanied by James Younger and Malcolm Jack, Sun Wizard’s alternating songwriter/vocalists, stagger onto stage and play an impromptu acoustic show. The following spring, carrying a suitcase full of lyrics, the band became a band when Ben Frey sat down at the drums. Sun Wizard got a jam space with a panther blanket on the wall, bought plenty of candles, incense and rugs, rehearsed a bunch, and booked their first show. Since then they have played with bands, like Vetiver, The Cave Singers, Deer Tick, and Immaculate Machine among others.
“It’s been really cool and encouraging to play with bands, just other folks out there doing their thing, its helped us to find our feet as a live band, and we just kinda have this attitude of, keep doing what we are doing, and it should all work out, and well, it seems to be coming true.” – Francesco
Sun Wizard recently headed back to The Hive to record two more songs, which will be coming out on a 7″ in the coming months. This summer the band will spend a couple of weeks in Vancouver’s famous Mushroom Studios to record their first full-length album.
“Basically, our main thing is making well produced, timeless pop/rock songs that get people stoked and have the potential to be radio singles. But we’re also ready to take our music out of Vancouver and onto the open road, to search for a life without beds, and for girls without boyfriends. We figure this’ll probably lead to fame and fortune, cause like, we have some pretty killer tunes man.” So, if you’re reading this, we hope you like our music, thanks for listening. See you at a bar in your town this summer!” – James
buy the album here: http://lightorganrecords.com/artists/sun-wizard/