Zero Mile Presents
Jump, Little Children "Album Release Party" w/ special guests
215 N. Lumpkin St
Athens, GA, 30601
Doors 8:00 PM / Show 9:00 PM (event ends at 12:00 AM)
This event is 18 and over
Jump, Little Children
The band came together in their current lineup in 1994. Based out of Charleston, SC they toured regionally, nationally and internationally releasing 4 studio albums (The Licorice Tea Demos - 1995, Magazine - 1998, Vertigo - 2001, Between the Dim & the Dark - 2004), 2 EPs (Buzz - 1997, Between the Glow & the Light - 2005) 1 compilation of early material (The Early Years, Volume 1 - 2001) and a live double-album of their final performances (Live at the Dock Street Theatre - 2006). Known for their eclectic mix of musical influences from ethereal chamber pop to guitar driven alt-rock along with high-energy live shows, they built a grass-roots following of devoted fans across the country. After over a decade of touring and recording they announced an indefinite hiatus in 2005. Since then the members have focused their energy on pursuing new and exciting projects:
Jay released two solo records (Driving Blind - 2007, Silver Tomb for the Kingfisher - 2012) and founded his own studio, Hello Telescope, where he has produced records for artists such as Heather Nova and William Fitzsimmons. Jay has also collaborated with the Colorado Symphony orchestrating for artists like Ingrid Michaelson, Amos Lee and Ariel Pink for their Red Rocks concert series.
Ward moved to New York City and has performed with various artists (Sara Bareilles, Alicia Witt, Vienna Teng, Brandi Carlisle among others).
Matthew and Evan Bivins
The Bivins Brothers' first post-Jump project was Cabaret Kiki, a neo-cabaret variety show with music. Kiki featured some of Charleston’s finest musicians (Bill Carson, Cary Ann Hearst, Nathan Koci, Ash Hopkins) along with dancers from Charleston Ballet Theater and many other talented writers, technicians and collaborators.
The Bivins then moved to Chicago, IL. Matt has been performing mostly as a stage actor with The House Theatre, City Lit Theater, Strawdog Theatre, Barter Theater of Virginia, and the Bughouse Theater.
Evan has composed music for the Giordano Dance Company and performed and recorded with various artists (Duncan Sheik, Cary Ann Hearst, Rachel Ries, Mar Caribe, Grit & the Double Knit, Andy Wagner).
Johnny toured with various artists (Howie Day, William Fitzsimmons, Slow Runner, Cordovas, Post Cobra, Bill Carson, Josh Hoge, Crowfield) and has been teaching music to students of all ages at Hungry Monk in Charleston.
Named after the realization that each random passerby is living a life as vivid and complex as your own, SondorBlue’s music brings together people of all different backgrounds. From Charleston, South Carolina, SondorBlue is comprised of three vocalists — Andrew Halley, lead vocals and bass guitar, John Sheehan, keyboard and acoustic guitar, and Connor Hollifield, electric guitar — with drummer, Drew Lewis, keeping a clockwork backbeat. The band met as kids in Hilton Head Island, but it wasn’t until 2016 that they came together to form SondorBlue. Their 2017 EP, “You Will Find Love On Ashley Avenue” was inspired by their times living together in a house on Ashley Avenue, and has received praise from The Huffington Post, Relix Magazine, Guitar Player Magazine, Culture Collide, and What Youth.
From TIME Magazine in the US to THE GUARDIAN in the UK, people are talking about the return to this free-thinking way of life. While SondorBlue is a rock band writing tight pop songs, they share the relentless touring schedule, the fan culture and the raw musicianship of artists on the ever-expanding jam band scene.
Connor explained of the arrangement “We had all had our own songwriting side projects when we were younger, but when we came together to play music — that's when we we're the happiest.” Sheehan added “I wanted to share this experience with my best friends. I knew we could go a lot further together than any of us could alone.”
If longevity for bands is determined by their ability to pull off their recorded material in a live setting, then SondorBlue is set up for a long, fruitful career. They have been aggressively touring all along the East Coast and make pulling off their complex harmonies and playing their intricate arrangements look easy. The band loves to play live. “It is one of my favorite things,” says Lewis. “It has been great to watch the songs develop as we take them out of the studio and onto the stage.”
SondorBlue are poised for big things in the future. Look for them at a venue near you.