Upon hearing The Sunrise's debut album, "Spread The Word," Phil Keaggy exclaimed, "Man is that good, are you going to give me a copy?"
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee and member of the Byrds, Chris Hillman, called The Sunrise "Sweet, melodic and moving," and said, "The joy of music lives in our hearts and souls, one of many gifts bestowed by our Lord and so beautifully conveyed by The Sunrise Band."
The Sunrise has been called "a revolutionary contemporary Christian band" by NeuFutur Magazine, with a sound "compared to 'a Christian Wilco' and the White Stripes" by Jesusfreakhideout.com, and song writing compared to "70's Paul McCartney, Seals & Crofts, Don McLean and Todd Rundgren" by Goldmine Magazine.
The Sunrise performs uniquely crafted, uplifting Christian music that is 100% inspired by the pioneers of the "Jesus Movement" music of the 1970's. We are inspired by the classics, but our music presents a unique modern feel.
Our debut album, "Spread The Word," was called "a fine album with pointed lyrics addressing romantic love, social justice, pride, emotional abuse, spiritual transformation, and even an altar call" by Christianity Today Magazine.
The Sunrise features acoustic guitar, keyboards, lead and harmony vocals. Our music has been heard on a number of radio stations worldwide, making true what Skope Magazine has said, "These free spirits have made music that is contagious and you will ALL see The Sunrise coming up over the horizon very soon."
Get to know The Sunrise by visiting them at http://www.thesunrisemusic.com