Thieves of Sunrise, an intense rock and soul quintet from Dallas TX, aims to bring their rock and roll ruckus to the world. They’ve been featured on radio stations in England, Scandinavia, New Zealand, Australia, and all across Europe and America. Their highly improvisational and attention-stealing show has been featured in festivals, theaters, concert halls, and rock clubs across the United States since they formed in 2010. The band has recently performed at the notable American Airlines Center at Victory Park, Historic Lakewood Theater, Gas Monkey Dallas, and the House of Blues in New Orleans.
Thieves of Sunrise brings funky, soul-infused southern rock back with a sound that is as original as it is classic, with influences pouring from the golden ages of rock and blues records. In this way, Thieves of Sunrise feels like finding an old, dusty vinyl record and discovering that the songs still resonate today. The band is led by singer Matthew Marcus McDaniel, whose distinctive voice and soulful belt command attention while his ripping harmonica allows for the foot stomping. Curtis Crofford and Miles Mathewson form the rhythm section, hammering out sharp beats and deep, sultry grooves. Shaun Crawford and Jake Stewart add the sweetness and rock and roll authority with electrifying guitar lines and memorable riffs. Jake doubles on the organ to take the whole band to church. Punchy backing vocals, smooth percussion and the occasional horn section round out the soundscapes. The result is a celebration guaranteed to get heads bobbing, hearts pounding, and hips shaking.
“Soul Stew”, the band’s latest release, has been featured on radio stations from the heartland of the US to the shores Down Under and lands between. The album’s bone-shaking blues roots and authentic soul-rattling southern swagger has appealed to fans around the globe. The band continues to tour in support of the record and the newly released vinyl copies. Go to a show, listen to the record, spread the good word, and join the rock and roll revolution. [+]