Biography: The Sometime Favorites
The Sometime Favorites are living proof that accessible music doesn’t have to be boring. Combining diverse songwriting influences ranging from Tom Petty to Maroon 5 with vocal harmonies garnered from extensive a cappella experience with award-winning AVP and a knack for the infectious hook that just won’t leave your head, the Sometime Favorites have the range and experience to rock everything from a college party to a crowded barroom to a festival main stage.
The Sometime Favorites came along in the summer of 2006, when vocalist James East, guitarist Adam Long, and bassist Matt Chick decided to form a new band with local drummer Ray Szwabowski. East’s wide-ranging vocals quickly synched up with Long’s rock sensibility, with Chick and Szwabowski making up a rock-solid rhythm section. Things took off from there – after a slate of small club and private gigs, the band soon picked up a loyal and vocal following in the Washington DC, Charlottesville and Harrisonburg areas.
Having already opened for such national luminaries as Carbon Leaf, Will Hoge and Virginia Coalition in a scant
two years together, the Sometime Favorites are rapidly making a name for themselves in the Mid-Atlantic with their work ethic and nonstop touring. All Along, their first record of pop-rock anthems produced by award-winning Charlottesville producer James Gannon, came out this spring and has received critical acclaim.
As the Sometime Favorites continue to tour the eastern United States with their driving, catchy tunes, their ultimate goal is to bring good music to the ears of many. Check them out touring behind All Along this summer at a venue near you.
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