Sundad, comprised of father and son guitarists, John Eurell Sr. and John Jr., and percussionist Chet Soares, is making their name as one of a new class of acoustic bands whose compositions, recordings, and live performances are filled with eclectic rhythms, harmonies, and chord changes. The original repertoire consists of mostly finger-style acoustic guitar instrumentals that have been described as "New Age, World Fusion" and Jam-Band music. The group is based in Conn. and Westchester County, NY.
Recently nominated by NAR (NewAgeReporter.com) for 2005 "Best New Artist" and "Best Instrumental Album - Acoustic", their CD, Journey To Eternity, debuted at #3 on the New Age Reporter's Top 100 New Age/Ambient/World Radio/Internet Airwaves Chart (August 2005), was #4 in Sept, has been on the Top 100 chart since being released, and is #23 in the Top 100 chart for all of 2005. The CD has aired across the U.S. on over 180 public radio stations and internationally in Spain, Belarus, Canada, Romania, Australia and Japan; and also made the Top Twenty Most Played Albums over 110 times on US radio shows, on LoveFM in Fukuoka, Japan, on Radio Mir in Minsk, Belarus, on Delta RFI (Radio France International) in Bucharest, on Galaxie CBC in Canada, and on Radio Despi in Spain.
XM Satellite Radio featured the album on its "The Best Music this week on XM" listing for the week of August 22-28, 2005. Tracks have aired on the nationally syndicated "Echoes" radio show and are in rotation on "Galaxie", Canada’s most widely distributed digital audio network, a commercial division of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.
"Open Sesame", the first track on the CD, was featured on NPR's "All Songs Considered: Open Mic" where it garnered the highest listener review rating among the eight songs featured. Reviewers on GarageBand.com have voted the track as All-Time Best Guitars in the World Fusion category.
Maria of The Moonlight Stream on BostonPete.com says: "Sundad creates World Fusion and New Age music -- intricate rhythms and beautiful guitar harmonies that capture your heart and soul."