A band born of the iPod generation — they write music the way they grew up listening to it. Best described as “Shuffle”, the band’s catalogue covers a lot of sonic ground. What started as living room concerts for their parents at the ages of 6, 8 and 11 would lead to over a decade later, hearing themselves on Sirius XM radio and performing for a 7,000 person sold-out crowd at Puerto Rico’s Wild Summer Festival.
Made up of three tight-knit brothers, the group of singer Colin, guitarist Phil and drummer Dalton Radu grew up just outside Toronto, Ontario. With traces of their influences like Ed Sheeran and Bleachers threaded into each one of their songs, their audience appeal reaches far beyond one specific genre. Think danceable pop beats meet small-town songwriting; Coldplay meets Dan + Shay. Couple their music with room-filling rock attitudes and an on-stage chemistry that comes only from growing up under the same roof, and you get Beyond the Sun.
Phil honed his songwriting craft and was accepted to his dream school, Berklee College of Music in Boston, while Dalton became the group’s production expert and Colin emerged as the lead vocalist. Lyrics emailed back and forth and countless days in the studio when Phil was home for holidays led to the group’s debut projects, two EPs: My Kind of Crazy and Little Kingdom. Their debut single and music video, “My Kind of Crazy,” garnered over 150,000 views on YouTube, reached no. 12 on Sirius XM’s 20 on 20 and even cracked the top 100 on the Media Base chart in 2013. Next, the band embarked on an international tour which included stops at Hard Rock Cafés all over the U.S., the Air Canada Center and the Coliseo de Puerto Rico. Halting only for a brief period to build more material for projects. Beyond the Sun has emerged as a “must watch” act on the world music scene even garnering profiles on Ryan Seacrest’s AXS network and multiple appearances on the nationally syndicated Cumulus morning show Ty, Kelly & Chuck.
Ahead of their debut album, the band will be releasing a song per month until September. The 2nd release being “Push The Pace”, an upbeat, bombastic song about taking a gamble on yourself — breaking through the barriers and struggles in your life.
“Push The Pace is an upbeat, bombastic song about taking a gamble on yourself — breaking through the barriers and struggles in your life.” Says guitarist Phil Radu. “This song is really a shot in the arm, like riding a wave it’s an adrenaline rush. It’s one song that doesn’t let up, we wanted it to be driving and relentless. Lyrically the image in my head was pushing the chips all on red at the roulette table. Walking a razor thin edge of just chaos and big guitars vs the raw soul in Colin’s voice.”
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