Count’s Vamp’d Rock Bar & Grill Las Vegas presents… S.U.N (Something Unto Nothing)

S.U.N. hit the stage in Vegas and immediately grabbed the crowd with a set full of powerful blues burned rock ‘n roll… S.U.N. features Juno award winning vocalist Sass Jordan, who wowed with her throaty powerful voice and tore into new S.U.N. tunes for a crowd of fans and fellow musicians who turned out for this just third show from a band on the rise. The lineup houses a multitude of talent; partner Brian Tichy (Whitesnake, Ozzy,Foreigner, Lynch Mob) can usually be found behind a drumkit, but ripped it up as guitarist for this group, while Tommy Stewart (Godsmack, Fuel, Everclear) pounded out skins and Marty O’Brien (We are Fallen, Disturbed, Tommy Lee) pulled out crazy bass lines for this new project from Tichy and Jordan.

Brittain-born, Canadian-raised may seem an unlikely source for such a soul-filled bluesy vocalist, but Sass Jordan has been pouring out her smoky sound and gaining fans with her raspy powerhouse voice for a couple of decades. Winner of Billboard’s Best Female Vocalist Award Jordan has been releasing  work since 1988 and most recently the solo From Dusk ‘Til Dawn in 2009. This collaboration with Tichy to form S.U.N. came to light last year when Jordan and Tichy reconnected and started writing together (Tichy formerly played drums on her highly acclaimed Rats LP).

From the opening song “Burned” the band seemed to be having a helluva good time, with a great vibe and energy as they played through new S.U.N. material, hit a little Led Zep and onto an long instrumental jam, with Tichy tearing up some blues lines on guitar and then stepping up to play bongos in synch with drummer Stewart mid song, with some amazing bass swami-ness from O’Brien, that ended with Tichy yelling “we’ve been practicing that for 6 months!” and the crowd laughing and loving it. Vegas musicians in town turned out including Jake E. Lee (Ozzy), Jeff Young (Megadeth), Brent Fitz (Slash), Ron Mancuso (Beggars & Thieves), Stoney Curtis, John Zito, Barry Barnes and Count (Zito 77), Alan Krigger (Hollywood Allstarz), Scotty Griffin (LA Guns), and many more local musicians and fans turned out to show support and take in the amassed talent on stage. The set ended with a hard-hitting live version of “Nomad”, the first single/video release from upcoming self titled S.U.N. album.

The band played a few dates in LA and Vegas for now, but plans are in works for a longer summer tour and possible international dates. Up to 14 songs from Something Unto Nothing’s upcoming release can be heard at the bands reverbnation site reverbnation.com/sunsomethinguntonothing. Keep on track at the bands’ site somethinguntonothing.com for news, dates and free mp3 download of the new single “Nomad”, it will rock your head off. And you can add them on FB at facebook.com/pages/SUN-Something-Unto-Nothing/177605938956922.

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Jo Anna Jackson
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