about - Sundad Music, Ossining, NY
Sundad, comprised of father and son guitarists, John Eurell Sr. and John Jr., and joined by bassist Kendall Buchanan and drummer Abe Speller, is making their name as one of a new class of acoustic bands whose compositions and live performances are filled with beautiful rhythms, harmonies, and chord changes. Their original repertoire consists of acoustic guitar instrumentals that have been described as a blend of "World Fusion and New Age" music.
Sundad's 1st CD, Journey To Eternity earned them significant acclaim, including Best New Artist and Best Acoustic Instrumental Album nominations from New Age Reporter and a 1st round Grammy Nomination for Best Contemporary World album. Hitting the New Age radio spin charts at #3 it remained in the Top 50 for 6 straight months with airplay across the U.S. and Internationally. The 1st track, "Open Sesame", was featured on NPR's "All Songs Considered: Open Mic" and was voted All-Time Best Guitars in the World Fusion category on garageband.com.
Sundad's next CD, The Journey Continues, has brought even greater notice for the group. It hit the New Age Reporter airplay charts at #3, remained in the Top 100 for 7 of the next 8 months and ended up at #13 for the year. In addition it received a nomination for Best Instrumental Acoustic Album by NAR and a 1st round Grammy nomination for Best POP Instrumental Album. It has and still is receiving airplay on radio stations around the world that are undoubtedly responding to Sundad's spicy international flavors. The track, “Chets Favorite”, placed in the Top 40 Most Played Songs for 13 weeks (including 2 weeks at #1) on Sirius/XM Satellite “Spa 73” and Sundad placed in the Top 40 Most Played Artists there for 12 straight weeks. Two of the tracks from the album made it all the way to the semi-finals of the International Songwriting Competition in the Instrumental Category.