Sunday Afternoon

Sunday Afternoon

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The celebrated four-piece has consistently refined their style, producing what many refer to as an eclectic mix of pop rock meets melodic-alternative. Never falling victim to their own musical talent, Sunday Afternoon keeps their fans guessing, but more importantly dancing.

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Biography

Aurally rich and uncompromisingly distinguishable, Sunday Afternoon has been thrilling sold out venues for over six years. Assembling in the deserts of Tucson, Arizona, Sunday Afternoon is now the staple of AZ’s rich music scene that has produced such world-renowned acts as Calexico and Jimmy Eat World.

The celebrated four-piece has consistently refined their style, producing what many refer to as an eclectic mix of pop rock meets melodic-alternative. Comprised of many influences and various musical backgrounds, at very least, Sunday Afternoon is a breath of fresh air from the social norm of music genre mediocrity. Never falling victim to their own musical talent, SA keeps their fans guessing, but more importantly dancing.

Navigating seamlessly through the depths of gentle melody, intricate song structure and uplifting lyricism, SA creates a landscape of constant movement that explores the subtle nuances of human emotion. Very few bands can create such a nostalgic feel, even upon first listen. Boasting a live show that matches, if not exceeds the precision and energy of their studio albums, SA bridges the gap between the stage and the crowd with their relentless showmanship that tips a cap to the James Brown work ethic. Bi-polar sets and extended song arrangements are just a glimpse of what makes the band exceedingly successful.
The rich and seasoned vocals of Rick Paz enthrall listeners with thought provoking subject rather than the constant love/breakup banter of the pop genre. Layered with the rhythmic and often rock/folk influenced strumming of Joey Unger, the two create beautiful melodies that never impede on the others space. The heart and soul of SA lies within the rhythm section of Tyler Tafeaga and Ryan Janac. Click tight and zealously pocket, this immaculate duo is often depressing to their lesser contemporaries.

Sunday Afternoon has dedicated itself to expanding its audience and developing their singular live sound. Since their early days gigging on the university scene in Arizona, and with the strong Arizona fan base they have built, SA has opened for prestigious acts such as; Sugar Ray, Leftover Salmon, Tim Reynolds and Amos Lee. After their first studio album, Stories, Sunday Afternoon began an ambitious 40-show musical tour from Arizona to the Pacific Northwest.

Their latest release, Something Always Leads You Home (2006), was no shortcoming of expectations for their fans or critics. Produced by legendary studio head Ryan Greene (NOFX, Megadeth) at Crush Recording Studios in Scottsdale, AZ, the band was able to fully encapsulate their sound and turn heads to the fact that an unsigned act could produce such a record. With the support of executive producer Steve Smith (formerly of Clear Channel), the band has already produced several singles that have been featured on national radio stations and college campuses everywhere.

With their fan base encompassing the American southwest and rapidly extending to the rest of the country, Sunday Afternoon is constantly playing shows either on the road or in their home of Arizona. It would be a true mistake for any music fan to pass up their new album or a chance to see them live, as their timeless music takes route on their inevitable path to stardom.

-Jon D’Auria
Online Editor/Staff Writer
Bass Guitar Magazine
Future U.S. Media

Lyrics

Far Away

Written By: Sunday Afternoon

He watched her go by his window each day,
Something was always in the way.
She was there right outside his grasp,
He never had the nerve to ask.

Then one afternoon he came home too soon,
To find her standing in the doorway.
He swore that he never before,
Realized she was so beautiful.

Am I so far away?

Grew to be a man, she was by his side,
Amazing how fast the years flew by.
Their love grew stronger day by day,
Until he had to go away.

He dreamt of a kiss she wanted so much,
The distance between Two Worlds.
And the spark of a flame, hidden deep in their souls,
That together burned so beautiful!

Am I so far away?

He got off the train, she was standing there.
Looked deep in her eyes and said-
"Those scared, lonely nights separated by war,
You made my dreams so beautiful."

Am I so far away?

Anybody

Written By: Sunday Afternoon - Rick Paz

Funny all the times I looked into the sun
I turned my back and you were gone
You watched from the shore as I made my way alone
Does your heart need a home?

But the times have grown cold
And I need someone to hold
Is there anybody?

I know that you and I could be liquid
If you just let down your guard
Let me lead the way and I'll make you a believer
Love doesn't need to be so hard

But the times...

Can you find me anybody?

Funny all the times you looked into the sun
You turned your back and I wouldn't run
I helped from the shore
As you make your way alone
Does your heart need a home?

But the times... (repeat chorus, out)

Passing Me By

Written By: Sunday Afternoon - Rick Paz

Thinking all about it's been so long since I had someone there for the ride.
Haven't had a dream while waking, how you touch all the places inside.
Push it far away if you're frightened, but it comes back around here again.
Putting up a wall temporary, though we try to pretend.

If you feel the same stop and wonder why I'm so tired of this world that keeps passing me…

I can still remember the blankets that warmed me when I was a child.
Touch them and they slowly unravel, leaving me foolish prey for the wild.
Oh so many people around here, am I just another face in the crowd.
Everybody tries hard to blend in. Not me, I scream out loud.

If you feel the same stop and wonder why I'm so tired of this world that keeps passing me by.
Repeat to END.

Discography

Stories (LP)2001

No Boundaries(EP)2003

Something Always Leads You Home(LP)2006

"Anybody" - single on 92.9 The Mountain in Tucson, AZ
"Icarus" - new single currently getting national radio time.

www.myspace.com/sundayafternoonband

Set List

Stories
Free
Passing Me By
Icarus
Find you
Belong
Far Away
Back In The Day
The Road
Shifter
Anybody
Brazilian Girl
Incredible Nobody
Purple 7
Learn To Love

(Actual collection greater than 30 songs)

Sets vary all the time. They can be anywhere from 45 minutes to 3 hours.
Sometimes cover Dave Matthews, The Police, The Who, Alice In Chains, Michael Jackson, Paul Simon, and Pearl Jam.