About Sweet Japonic
Grand Rapids, MI
Sweet Japonic's sound has rapidly matured into an infectious blend of blues, roots, soul and reggae crafted carefully under the influence of rock music. The recent addition of Chicago's Davy Tyson on keyboard and organ allows for an impressively diverse and robust sound. Matt Young delivers blistering guitar licks to the solid grooves provided by Ryan Braman (bass) and Roy Wallace (drums). Lucas Wilson's vocals are more confident than ever; spot on and unforgettable. While listeners are quick to suggest similarities to other popular artists, close examination reveals that Sweet Japonic's purposefully constructed sound is uniquely their own.
After five years, Sweet Japonic has emerged as one of very few premiere bands in the West Michigan music scene. With deep roots in Grand Rapids, the home following is remarkable and dedicated. The fans are engaging and diverse and frequently sing along with the band. The 2006 sophomore album Two O'clock Sirens earned a WYCE Jammie award for Best Rock Album adding to the band's preceding Jammie for the '05 release Through the Eyes of Lucie Blue. Local success has lead to some unique opportunities, and Sweet Japonic is taking full advantage.