If Virginia is for lovers, then there is no reason why you shouldn’t love VA duo, Sunny & Gabe. Backed by Karbs, their diligent drummer, Sunny & Gabe’s cinematic sound is a warm, entrancing bath of bliss and rhythm. When we first discovered their music, we didn’t know what to make of it. We gave it a thumbs up, but when it came to articulating the style their sound, the best adjective we could find was “syrupy.” No really, we actually said that.
Sunny & Gabe’s eclectic sound is the product of brilliant coexistence of talents. Sunny, a composed siren with an ethereal voice that gives even gives your bones goosebumps, provides structure. Gabe, the crate digging beatminer, brings a wild child charm to the group–enhancing their sound with a sweet layer of uninhibited passion. Karbs, the freewheeling drummer, is certainly a character to remember. His ability to tune in with Sunny & Gabe’s calm is only rivaled by his ability to let loose the hounds, body slamming your ears with raucous solos.
As we have been incredibly intrigued by Sunny & Gabe, we invited them out to New York City to perform at the ROX Gallery in the Lower East Side. It was our installment of Quiet Lunch on the ROX and their first ever performance in NYC. Moments before their performance, we caught up with them on the roof of the ROX where we discussed how they met, their mysterious sound, and their goals as new artists.
Akeem is our founder. A writer, poet, curator and profuse sweater, he is responsible for the curatorial direction and overall voice of Quiet Lunch. The Bronx native has read at venues such as the Nuyorican Poets Cafe, KGB Bar, Lovecraft and SHAG–with works published in Palabra Luminosas and LiVE MAG13. He has also curated solo and group exhibitions at numerous galleries in Chelsea, Harlem, Bushwick and Lower Manhattan.