Over The Sun
The musical misfits from Chicago, through trial and error, from Reggae to Grunge, found their fit in not fitting in. Scoring a slot opening for the headlining act at the nationally-renowned Chicago House of Blues, they quickly hit the roads playing show to show through Illinois and Missouri. Following their successful 2016 summer, Over The Sun was invited to perform at Disney World, sharing the stage with the likes of Switchfoot, Red, and Thousand Foot Krutch. Since then the band also played at the famous Chicago Land Naperville Ribfest twice alongside Shinedown, 3 Doors Down, and Gin Blossoms.
Over The Sun hit the studio to produce their first album, Way Back Home in 2017. After much positive feedback, and helpful critique, the boys have buckled down to create more music that people can relate with. 2018 has been the pivotal year with competitions won to play for Blue Oyster Cult, and The Boxer Rebellion, to landing the direct support slot for James McCoy Taylor from The Bachelorette, as well as Nickelodeon’s Drake Bell. With a growing fan base, quality content, and big shows, these solar boys are just heating up!
With a passion to connect with their audience, the boys from a different solar side look to continue testing the waters of multi-genre mixtures with moving music and energetic live performances.
“The commitment started when Brunker was coming off a gig participating in tornado relief projects, and he realized he wanted to do more. Rallying his troops -- Colin Mackenzie of Naperville, Nick Stubblefield of Oswego and Chris Marszalek of Romeoville -- Brunker and the (mostly) alternative rock band set up a string of shows where they'd donate a portion of the album sales to different charities.”
“Ecclesiastes 1 talks a lot about how nothing is new ‘under the sun’ and everything is meaningless. So Stubblefield thought up the idea of calling ourselves Over the Sun, because we don’t want to be something unoriginal and definitely don’t want to be meaningless. It’s a good constant reminder for us on why we do what we do.”