Sweet Japonic

Sweet Japonic


Soulful Roots-Rock.


On the music scene for 7 years now, Grand Rapids, MI based Sweet Japonic, has written two Jammie Award-winning albums and has been touring club and college circuits throughout the Midwest & East Coast. Notably one of the areas hardest working independent bands, they are now reaching out on a grander scale with their latest release "Where My Devils Go."

Sweet Japonic is an incredible live band that appeals to fans of Dave Matthews Band, Train, John Mayer, Wilco, Sublime, Rolling Stones, Bob Marley and more. Recent accomplishments include performing at the inaugural Rothbury Music Festival with the likes of Dave Matthews Band, John Mayer, Widespread Panic, 311 and others. They also took the stage with Jonny Lang & Kansas this past summer at the Muskegon Summer Celebration. In 2007, they co-headlined the legendary Rock n' Reggae Festival in Shepard, MI where they won a fan competition to play again this year.

Last year they we’re honored to sign a licensing agreement with Coke and Paste Magazine as one of 40 International up-and-coming indie bands to be a part of Coke music’s for the love of music campaign.

Representing the MySpace generation, the groups’ members take intangible but common themes and offer deep realness with solid emotional connection. Each song explores a new corner of the soul. Their music is the soundtrack to today’s journey of rock, heart, blues and soul.

National and Regional acts we’ve shared the stage with:
•North Mississippi Allstars
•The Wailers
•Cold War Kids
•Jonny Lang & Kansas
•Brian VanderArk (of The Verve Pipe)
•Margot & The Nuclear So And So's
•Gaelic Storm
•The Iguanas
•Tommy Castro band
•Joe Bonamassa
•One Under
•Kimberly Locke (Celebration on the Grand)
•Played with Chuck Leavell from Rolling Stones/Allman Brothers
+ more

Festivals performed at:
•Rothbury Music Festival (w/ Dave Matthews Band, John Mayer, etc)
•Muskegon Summer Celebration (w/Jonny Lang & Kansas)
•Rock 'n Reggae Festival (Shepherd, MI)
•Fredrick Meijer Gardens Concert for 1,850 fans (GR, MI)
•Wuhnurth Festival (Muncie, IN)
•Skinkfest (Cinci, OH)
•Alefest (Columbus, OH & Chicago, IL)
•Tulipollousa (tulip time festival, Holland, MI)
•Around the Coyote Festival (Chicago, IL)
•Celebration on the Grand (GR, MI)
•Eastown Street Fair (GR, MI)
•Grand Rapids Festival of the Arts (GR, MI)
+ more

Colleges and Universities performed at:
•Central Michigan University
•Grand Valley State University
•Calvin College
•Aquinus College
•Grand Rapids Community College
•Henry Ford Community College
•Ivy Tech College
+ more

Managed by Little Duck Music

For Venue & Festival booking contact:
*Matt Paparella Cell: 231-670-0628 or Email: matt@sweetjaponicmusic.com

For all other inquiries contact:
*Ryan Braman Cell # 616-822-0142 or email: ryan@sweetjaponicmusic.com


Fill Me Up

Written By: Sweet Japonic

Fill me up, I want to be new again
Cool me out, I want to know if its true
I won't close my eyes until I see you
But I can't be sure because I might get fooled
And I wake up thinking that I'm gonna fall
And I wake up thinking that loves gonna call me

So turn me on, turn me loose
Oh honey I know its you
I can wait I can say
Well hey now I believe in heaven
Yes its true, I know you

So let me know exactly what your thinking
I can't wait to hear it all


Just one more, just one more and I'll go home
Oh, I can't wait to see you now


Fill me up, I want to be new again
Cool me out, I want to know if its true
I won't close my eyes until I see you


"Where My Devils Go" 2009 (ASCAP) WYCE Jammie Award winner for best contemporary album of the year!!! Just Awarded 2/16/10

"Sweet Japonic Live" 2007 (ASCAP)
15 tracks of pure SJ live in their element.

"Two O'clock Sirens" 2006 (ASCAP)
*WYCE Jammie Award winning CD! (Best Rock Album)
*Featuring a track on Paste Mag/Coke.com/music podcasts, etc.
*3 tracks to be in an upcoming feature film in '08

"Through the Eyes of Lucie Blue" LP 2005 (ASCAP)
*WYCE Jammie Award winning CD! (Best Rock Album)
*100+ college, community & specialty radio stations + XM, Sirus digital networks.
*Featured Podcast tracks!

SXSW Comp CD_gigamerica 2004 (3000+ distro)

"Front Porch" EP 2003 (ASCAP)
*"the Mexican" in the movie "Crave" shown at the Tribeca Film Fest.

Set List

We are an original music act, but we mix in our own versions of some spicy covers-this allows us to be flexible, break into new markets and enhance the live experience.

"Where My Devils Go"(2009):

•Good Ol Heart
•Where My Devils Go
•Good Love
•Don't Lose Me
•Theres an Eel in this Town
•When She Comes Home
•Over and Over
•What Have I Done
•Michigan Snow
•The Lilies

"Sweet Japonic Live"(2007):

•Somebody New
•Gonna Give Some Good Love
•Fill Me Up
•Warm SUmmer Rain
•Change My Ways
•Two O' Clock Sirens
•Your're A Fool
•Kiss Me Once
•Don't Leave Me
•Baby Take Me In
•The Ocean's Knees
•Go To Hell
•Steely Luke
•What You Do To Me

"Two O'clock Sirens"(2006):

•She Was Doin' Fine
•The Ocean's Knees
•You're a Fool Now
•Go to Hell
•Two o'clock Sirens
•When Morning Dies
•Come Lay Down
•Steely Luke

"Through the Eyes of Lucie Blue"(2005):

•Fill Me Up
•What Can I Do
•Kiss Me Once
•Change My Ways