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Red Sun Band

The Red Sunlight Music group — sometimes written as theredsunband — were formed by Sarah Kelly and John Matthews in 2002. Kelly performed bass and Matthews acoustic guitar, and for the reason that 1st year they attempted many drummers before Lizzie Kelly, younger sister of Sarah, became a member of them. She performed key pad bass, which motivated her sister to change to acoustic guitar while Matthews overran the drums. This lineup released their debut recording, Peapod, in 2004 on Slanted Recordings. Dean Turner from rock-band Magic Dirt created the recording, beneath the pseudonym of “Dean Dirt.” Another year they performed at the WEDDING DAY Out Event and in 2006 Sarah Kelly was granted the Jessica Michalik Modern Music Endowment, a $10,000 give dedicated to a woman who had passed away in the 2001 WEDDING DAY Out. The amount of money ended up being essential as the music group were unhappy using their record label, specifically using the delays that avoided them starting to record their second recording and the drive to keep touring. These annoyances triggered Matthews to abruptly stop the band in the center of their 2007 tour. His part was filled briefly by various visitor drummers until Jasper Fenton (also of Warhorse and Lifeless Doll China) became a member of the music group in 2008. Finally freeing themselves of their agreement with Slanted Recordings, they documented their second recording in 8 weeks. The Shiralee, called after D’Arcy Niland’s book, premiered that year.

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