Vox Sonus

Vox Sonus


Vox Sonus -- A female fronted alternative rock band based in Los Angeles. Their sound weaves organic voices of orchestral string instruments and percussion with analog synths and guitar effects.


Vox Sonus officially formed in December 2004 after songwriter/performer Rick Brandt (guitar, cello, bass), and Val Macias (vocals, rhythm guitar, keys) wrote their first song together, initially intended as a Christmas gift for their families. It became the match that started a fire to continue writing --- cultivating the sound of the band.

In 2005, Rick and Val began recording an acoustic demo that soon acquired interest from local independent label, Velvet Liner Productions. The label's interest sparked the attention of investors, who believed in the future and artistic ability of the band. Several talented and accomplished musicians recorded with Vox Sonus on their debut EP including session player, Gary Mallaber (drums), who has performed and recorded with Bruce Springsteen, Steve Miller, and Los Lobos. Tom Lilly (bass), who has performed with Mick Fleetwood, and is currently touring with Beth Hart, along with Chris Smith (piano/ keyboards) of Jefferson Starship.

Jono Brown, owner of Word of Mouth Studio and reputable drummer, has described Vox Sonus' sound as being "...melodic like U2, with a female singer".

Inspired by the originality and virtue of the music, long-time friend and fellow musician Brian Cortese (drums and percussion) joined the duo in March 2006.

The Trio has performed several live shows at clubs such as The Rainbow Bar on Sunset Blvd., The Mountain Bar in Chinatown and The Limelight in San Antonio, TX.--- to name a few. The band performed a live studio set and interview with radio station KSYM 90.1 in San Antonio, Texas. Additionally, Rick and Val have also performed live on San Antonio's popular CBS Television Morning Show "Great Day S.A."

Vox Sonus' debut CD "The Human Feel" is a collection of deep thoughts and raw emotion that chronicles the writers' experiences in a new city. From the gentle sounds of "In His Light" to the energetic "Raise Your Hands", each song tells an inspiring and personal story in the life of the creators. They weave the rich, warming depths of the cello, with the sultry sweetness and strength of the vocals, driving piano lines and wholesome, deliberate guitar licks.

"The Human Feel" is available online at CD Baby.com, itunes, and other popular websites. The band is currently in the studio recording their next album.


The Human Feel e.p.
singles played on radio and streamed for troops in Iraq- Bullets and Kisses, Raise Your Hands

Set List

Bullets and Kisses
Raise Your Hands
No Wonder
This I Know
Hallelujah (Leonard Cohen)

***Also varies other originals or covers show by show***