“I don't care to belong to a club that accepts people like me as members.” Groucho Marx.
Sunshine Superman hates the fact that their music has been labeled as “Jazzy Pop Rock” because that puts them in a category. However, as the
mainstream music industry continues to churn out talentless idiots, independent music has grown some really big balls and inspired real artists to redeﬁne terms like “Jazzy, poppy, rocky, folky, etc...” Thatʼs where Sunshine Superman comes in.
Valentina Raffaelli, voice songs and piano, leads the band. Born and raised in Tuscany (Italy) she has several tours of Europe and most of North America under her belt. Itʼs this experience level and her connection and understanding of the music on both continents that makes the music undeniably different and catchy.
On guitar is Lewin Barringer the seasoned pro. Lewin has played with people like Randy Travis, Blues Traveler,
G. Love & Special Sauce, Los Lobos, Nickel Creek, Yonder Mountain String band etc... Need I say more?
Upright Bass provided by Philadelphiaʼs own Gordon Emma who was chosen to be the personal student of Jazz pioneer Tony Miceli. He lays it down thick and hard.
Drum roll please..... Melinda Gervasio. She toured Europe with Philly Big Band and is one of the most promising drummers in the current Philadelphia music scene.