Sunny Sweeney is the party and the morning after. She’s the quip that makes you laugh and the truth that makes you cry, the devil that’s egging you on and the angel whispering that you aren’t alone. But those compelling contradictions aren’t what’s most interesting about Sweeney: it’s the depth and brazen authenticity she brings to all her roles that grabs you and won’t let go. “I’ve grown up doing the bar scenes, and you have to have drinking and partying songs there-–you have to,” Sweeney says. “Now, my songs are still about the same things, but I feel like they’re more mature versions.”
JANELLE & THE GENTLEMEN
Janelle & The Gentlemen were formed in Nashville, TN in early 2014. They play rock-n-roll with a heavy blues influence. Their music isn’t crafted by a business model or written in a room that resembles a cubicle, it comes from the life experiences of singer/songwriter Janelle Faiman. The combination of her tempestuous lyrical content, the noticeably fervent quality that emerges from both her voice and her statuesque 6-foot presence onstage, and The Gentlemen’s equally fiery need to express themselves through their music, makes any room feel too small.