Photo Credit: Shervin Lainez
Charleston, South Carolina "New Bohemian" band SondorBlue is debuting its gritty interpretation of the Police's "Walking On the Moon" exclusively today for Guitar Player readers.
"I figured out there was nothing I could do that would be as cool as what Andy Summers did, so I just went with my own interpretation, and tried to keep it vibey," says guitarist Connor Hollifield, who wielded a Fender Stratocaster on the session. "We ended up really digging the sound of a Vox AC30 being pushed with a BOSS Blues Driver, and that became my clean-ish sound. I put my old MXR Envelope Filter in the chain to give me some more depth and add to the reggae roots of the song, and a Line 6 DL4 provided some spacey delays. I stepped on an Electro-Harmonix Big Muff Pi for the solos—just to make sure people were still paying attention."
In addition to Hollifield, the group includes guitarist/keyboardist John Sheehan, bassist Andrew Halley, and drummer Drew Lewis. The indie rockers' are also set to release their brand new EP, You Will Find Love on Ashley Avenue, on October 13, 2017.
HEAR "WALKING ON THE MOON"
SONDORBLUE TOUR DATES
September 30 - Charlotte, NC - The Evening Muse
October 7 - Richmond, VA - Hardywood Brewery
October 20- Charleston, SC - Music Farm (Album Release date)
October 28 – Wildwood, NJ – Dog Tooth Bar
October 31 – New York, NY – Rockwood Music Hall
November 7 – Atlanta, GA – Smith’ Olde Bar
November 14 – West Columbia, SC – New Brookland Tavern
November 22 – Bluffton, SC – Roasting Room