Black Sunshine (band)

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Black Sunshine
GenresHard rock[1][2]
Years active2009–2014, 2019-present
LabelsBreakSilence Recordings[2]
Associated actsReardon[1]
Past membersMatt Reardon
Charles Lee
Christopher Serafini
Matt 'Toast' Young

Black Sunshine is a band formed and fronted by extreme sports athlete Matt Reardon and former Loser 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] 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)


  1. ^ a b c d Black Sunshine, 'Once in My Life' - New Song - Noisecreep
  2. ^ a b Black Sunshine - Black Sunshine Review - Archived September 30, 2012, at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ Review of "Black Sunshine" by Black Sunshine | Alternative Addiction - Get Addicted First Archived January 9, 2011, at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2010-04-10. Retrieved 2011-03-23.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2010-07-29. Retrieved 2011-03-22.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  6. ^ " Review: Black Sunshine - Black Sunshine". Archived from the original on 2012-03-10. Retrieved 2011-04-16.
  7. ^ Singled Out: Black Sunshine's Once In My Life (Filter/ Theory of a Deadman) - Black Sunshine News @
  8. ^ Singled Out: Black Sunshine's Burn to Shine (Filter/ Theory of a Deadman) ::Black Sunshine News
  9. ^ Singled Out: Black Sunshine's Tears (Filter/ Theory of a Deadman) - Black Sunshine News @
  10. ^ Black Sunshine An Active Hit - Black Sunshine News @
  11. ^ Black Sunshine Announce Tour Dates With Hinder & My Darkest Days - Hardcore/Emo/Metal Music news and tour dates, record release dates
  12. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2010-09-11. Retrieved 2011-03-23.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

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