Explosive, sleek and sexy, Sonic Orchid features strong, solid, female vocals and powerful guitar-driven melodic rock. Lead singer, Christina, fuels the group with her siren-like vocals, having the ability to reach into gritty and powerful inflections to sweet and sultry colors. Lead guitarist, Brad, is compared to the likes of melodic virtuosos Joe Satriani and Neil Schonn.
Based in Regina, Saskatchewan, this 4-piece group originated as a cover band in 2002, mimicking the musical styles and on-stage intensity of classic rockers Judas Priest, Joan Jett, ACDC and Journey. Consequently, songwriting quickly developed amongst the group and released its first EP in 2005.
Sonic Orchid’s influences are rooted in some of the forerunners of rock. The group assumes the worldly messages of U2 and Journey, adopts the soulful sounds of Led Zeppelin and The Black Crowes, gives a hint of AC/DC hooks, and sprinkles a dose of the new gothic/metal stylings of Lacuna Coil. Coupling classic rock hooks with new melodic metal expressions, Sonic Orchid’s music is catchy, sing-able, and appeals to a diverse audience.
Sonic Orchid has created a buzz successfully independently, performing in various venues and festivals throughout Western Canada and through internet networking and promotions. The group’s music is being sold through live shows and internet distributors such as iTunes and CD Baby, and has been well-received by music enthusiasts worldwide. The group's music is presently being played on many internet radio stations and Western Canadian community/campus radio stations, and has gained much media attention through local print and TV.