Goodnight, Sunrise likes to put on 'super fun' shows

They are coming to the Townehouse Tavern in Sudbury for a show Thursday

David Kochberg and Vanessa Vakharia of Goodnight, Sunrise. The band will be performing in Sudbury on July 26. Supplied photo Handout Not For Resale David Kochberg / Supplied

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Note: The date of the show has been corrected.

 

Mark your calendars for Thursday, July 25: the band Goodnight, Sunrise is coming to the Townehouse Tavern in Sudbury.

Goodnight, Sunrise is an “indie rock and roll super fun dance party band” from Toronto, said press manager Sabina Wex. They are currently in the midst of a 25-city Canadian tour.

The band was founded in 2011, brought together by a shared love of pop hooks, EDM drops and the raw power of classic rock. Band leaders are Vanessa Vakharia and David Kochberg.

“Their sound has naturally evolved into a hybrid reminiscent of CHVRCHES, Muse and July Talk,” said Wex in an email.

“One of the main things that always has inspired our show is we love going to concerts that are super fun and engaging and make us feel like we are part of the energy creation of the band,” said Vakharia. “So when we give shows, we like to do the same thing.”

 

Vakharia said they perform their music to do something they have power over and to create momentary joy and happiness for the audience.

“We want to put out positive energy and do anything we can to give people this awesome experience for an hour of their lives,” she said.

Vakharia said they incorporate stuff like confetti, glow sticks and bubbles and other things that take the audience out of their lives and into this “bubble of awesomeness for an hour.”

Kochberg said their music is almost all original, though on occasion they will do a cover.

“But when we do, we give it our own spin,” he said. “Genre-wise, we have a pretty wide range of influences. We put it all under dance-rock or something like that. We have a lot of classic rock influences and instrumentation, but we have a lot of modern sounds and we are very upbeat and high energy.”

“One of the main things we find is there are so many different shows on any given night and we want to do something that is different,” said Vakharia. “We want our audiences to get out of their comfort zone and often people want to dance and have fun, but they need that encouragement and motivation to do so.”

Vakharia said audiences are invited to come to the stage where the band will hand them things like bubbles and glow sticks.

“We want them to be a part of the show,” she said.

Vakharia said they have been playing many different sizes of venues.

“We have been told that we play every stage like we are playing a giant stadium,” she said. “So no matter what venue we are at, we put on a stadium show.”

Goodnight, Sunrise has performed for more than 250 audiences across Canada and Europe, and has opened for Bon Jovi, Monster Truck and The Sheepdogs.

Their latest single Runaways has been released by Rejection Records. You can follow the band everywhere on social media at @gnsrband. lbaker@postmedia.com

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