Black Sunshine (band)

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Black Sunshine
Genres Hard rock[1][2]
Years active 2009–present
Labels BreakSilence Recordings[2]
Associated acts Reardon[1]
Members Matt Reardon
Charles Lee
Christopher Serafini
Matt 'Toast' Young

Black Sunshine is a band formed and fronted by extreme sports athlete Matt Reardon and former band guitarist Charles Lee.[3] The band was originally going to release their debut self-titled album on April 13, 2010,[1] but it was delayed to be released on May 25, 2010.[4]

While recuperating from surgeries related to a ski accident, extreme sports athlete Matthew Reardon took time off to recooperate and turned to songwriting.[5][5] Deciding to form a band to complete the sound of these songs, guitarist John5 introduced Reardon to his previous band-mate from the band Loser, guitarist Charles Lee. Lee, along with bassist Christopher Serafini and drummer Matt 'Toast' Young, came together to complete the band.[1] The band worked with producer Bob Marlette (Filter, Lynyrd Skynyrd[6]) on the album, with him playing instruments on several songs as well.[7][8][9]

The album produced one single "Once In My Life", which cracked the Active Rock Top 40, higher than singles from bands such as Nickelback and Atreyu and hit #31 on the Mainstream Rock chart.[10]

The band toured in support of the album with Hinder and My Darkest Days[11] throughout 2010, with their September 8, 2010 concert being streamed online.[12]


Studio albums
  • Black Sunshine (2010)


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