SONIC ADDICTION was formed in the Spring of 2009 with the goal of playing good music and having fun. The band performs a variety of fun rock and dance tunes at numerous events including: bars, festivals, private parties, wineries, and fund raisers. Fan quotes of "You play the music you forgot you loved!", "I love your music!" and "We travel all the way from Brentwood just to hear you play," motivate them to continue delivering a guaranteed fun time by letting people dance and enjoy great music.
MARY MO - LEAD VOCAL
Mary 'Mary Mo' discovered her love for singing as a 3-year-old. Growing up, she has participated in numerous choral groups, making her debut on her high school stage as Sandra Dee in "Grease". As an adult, she played lead roles in numerous other stage productions including "Fiddler on the Roof", "Children of Eden", and "Nunsense". She also helps lead music for weekly worship at Bethel Lutheran Church in Cupertino and loves fulfilling her long time desire to perform with a rock band.
MIGSONIC - LEAD GUITAR
Chris 'MigSonic' has been a San Francisco Bay Area musician since the late 70's. He has been involved with several original music bands ranging from fusion rock/jazz instrumental to hard rock and contemporary Christian music. These bands have been the opening acts for Ronnie Montrose (1985 tour), BTO (Bachman Turner Overdrive), Bruce Carroll and Petra. He has sold over 1000 CD's locally in these previous bands and has played at various venues throughout the state of California.
TRYTIP - BASS GUITAR & VOCALS
Chris 'TryTip' has been playing some kind of guitar for 30 years. While attending high school in the Sacramento area, he played guitar with friends in the Plastic Prophets. At 18 and filled with delusions of rock and roll grandeur, he attended the guitar program at Musician's Institute in Hollywood, California. Even though he pursued more college to get a better paying day job thereafter, he continued to stay active playing music at occasional party events. After moving to the South Bay, he become a regular musician in his church worship band. The 'blue wood' Fender Jazz bass (it was blue) landed in the instrument collection somewhere in the mid 1990s, and the love affair for the thump and bump was begun. When a call from friend Mary Mo came asking for a bass player to play at a Halloween party gig in 2009, he joined Sonic Addiction to lay down the lows.
HOLLYWOOD - DRUMS & VOCALS
Michelle 'Hollywood' started playing the drums when she was eight years old after seeing Bobby wailing on a drum kit in an episode of The Brady Bunch. She saw that and was hooked so she started taking lessons! When she was in Jr. High she was fortunate to meet Ed Shaughnessy, drummer of the Tonight Show and later Sheila Escovedo…aka Sheila E. What an inspiration for a young female drummer in the early 80's to meet a professional, amazing woman drummer in a world where, at the time, most drummers were male. She was in several bands in the 1980's and 1990's playing at various youth conferences, retreats, bars, parties and other venues. She is an accomplished songwriter having one of her songs published in 1988. In 1989 her band had the opportunity to open for DC Talk. She was the house drummer in a local theatre and more recently on a local TV show, "Do the Hustle". In the past decade she has played with several bands in various locations in the Bay Area.
ERIC B - KEYBOARDS & VOCALS
Eric 'Eric B.' took piano lessons as a child and had an early love of live music. He played in two bands in high school that performed a variety of rock and metal songs. He drifted away from playing in college but never really lost the desire to make music. During a 2012 ministry fair at his church, a conversation with the worship band leader rekindled his interest in performing. In October of 2012 he joined the worship band at Bethel Lutheran Church in Cupertino, CA whose members also included SA's bass player, Chris and lead singer, Mary. In April, 2013 they asked him to audition for and subsequently join Sonic Addiction.