About Champagne Sunday
Powerful, honest, edgy, and refreshingly original, Champagne Sunday attacks the stage with the theatrical flair of Queen, the seemingly simple writing style of the Beatles, the plain language poetry of Tom Petty, and the restless urgency of Ani DiFranco.
Hailing from the beach community of Ventura, CA, the band has earned fans from coast to coast through touring and radio play over the past few years. Since its inception in 2005 with co-founders Jessi Reems-Terrell and Jared Fredeen, the band (now with drummer Matt Gay and bassist Zach Harris) has seen several transformations in the line-up but its roots have always been strong in the writing partnership of Jessi and Jared.
Jessi, a West-coast musical theatre actress, and Jared, an East-coast rocker have always had an oil and water approach to songwriting, melding together musical backgrounds as different as Sondheim and Soundgarden, creating a truly unique experience.
Their music has also earned them several MAVRIC awards including Best Overall Song of 2007, Best Rock Song of 2007, and Best Vocal Group of 2008. With an electrifying live show and two award-winning albums under their belts, Champagne Sunday is an up-and-coming band to keep your eye on.