Whitesnake Members Team Up With Sass Jordan In S.U.N.
April 26, 2011
Sass Jordan has joined forces with Whitesnake members Brian Tichy and Michael Devin to form S.U.N. (Something Unto Nothing).
Says the band, “We can tell you how cool it is, but what’s the sense. We like it…that’s why we are sending this out. We’ve managed to get together over the past year and write a record. That in itself is a reason to celebrate!We are shopping now; for food, clothes and a record deal. It’s raw, and real …and it is 100% trend free!”
Several songs from the new band are now streaming on their Facebook page at www.facebook.com/pages/SUN-Something-Unto-Nothing/177605938956922.
In the beginning, the members of S.U.N. agreed that in order to write the best, trend-free music they could, they needed to get away. So, in the mountains of the Canyon Country, they found an old, deserted shack. They got supplies to last them 2 weeks and set out to write a complete album. When they left the shack, they had all the music you are now experiencing. For better or for worse, this is what it is, and that in itself is an accomplishment they are beyond proud of. So… take the journey with them. Take the chances with them. They don’t know where they are going, but they know they won’t rest until the goal is finally realized .. to become .. something unto nothing …
Sass has a voice that you can only get when you are privy to witnessing a total breakdown of all senses and a complete overload of imagination with an acceptance of why we are here. It’s been said that she had to be an angel in another life, put into battles with demons in a black hole that sent her behind the sun into the truth. Over those 100’s of battles, she has developed a keen sense of why, how and what.
On this planet, Sass is known as one of the most badass singers ever. She can’t help what she does and she can’t force it so she joined up with the other members of S.U.N. to prove there is even more to her than we already knew.
Winner of Billboard’s Best Female Rock Vocalist award, she has toured and/or worked with many musical heavyweights, including Aerosmith, Alice Cooper, Cheap Trick, Van Halen, Carlos Santana, The Rolling Stones, Jeff Healey and Joe Cocker, whom she also sang a duet with on The Bodyguard soundtrack, which sold more than 27 million copies worldwide. Her songs have been featured on numerous TV shows, including Melrose Place, Party of Five, Baywatch and Knightrider.
Sass was a judge for 6 number one seasons on Canadian Idol. She is the real deal, and has nothing to prove to anyone except herself. You listen to S.U.N. and you really see what Sass is … or do you? Ya better listen ….
From the dark depths of a basement in New Jersey comes a sensitive but aggressive ball of energy and confusion. His first goal is to write the next badass riff, and then get together with Sass and bassist Michael Devin to write fully realized music that touches on all their influences. He writes off the emotions and experiences of the past and present while allowing everyday occurrences to get in the way; in a good way.
He’s always been a drummer who loves guitar. He has written many a song with Billy Idol, including Billy’s 2005 comeback single/video, ‘Scream’. He writes prog metal with keyboard wiz, Derek Sherinian. He writes power metal for Mastersource Music Co. that gets all his songs in TV’s biggest shows including CSI, Law and Order, and many movies like 40 Yr Old Virgin, Diary of a Wimpy Kid, and Balls of Fury.
Tichy has had some fun hitting drums for some of the world’s biggest artists like Ozzy Osbourne, Whitesnake, Foreigner, Billy Idol, Steven Tyler, Slash and Don Felder among many others.
S.U.N. will take full advantage of incorporating one of the many amazing drummers they are friends with for the live show.
Michael ‘Denim’ Devin:
Growing up on the outskirts of Boston and bred on 70’s rock gave Michael, or ‘Denim’ (as he is affectionately called by those in the know) all the tools he needed to become the next ‘cat’ everyone wants to play with. Longtime friends with Tichy, and playing in Tichy’s old band, Ball, gave them the synergy needed to effortlessly write and record music with Sass. Through ups and downs, in’s and out’s, they move forward, questioning everything … and then forgetting what the questions were .. because it doesn’t matter. They relate through a common bond of Led Zeppelin, AC/DC, Rush, Black Sabbath, Beatles and The Who – with a constant piss take of all that is deemed ‘hip’ and ‘cool’.
Michael Devin can’t be put into a box. Everyday is a new experience, and his playing expresses that idea. You’ll get what you want .. but then he’ll give you something more – a little gift, if you will, that you will receive happily with open arms as he adds to the music in a way that most would consider too risky. Ask him a question about music and you will get an answer you will take home with you. But you won’t write it down, because it will be etched in your brain forever.Some people know this .. especially those he has played with .. from Kenny Wayne Shepherd, to George Lynch and Lynch Mob, Jason Bonham and his Led Zeppelin Experience, all the way to the newest version of Whitesnake. They ALL know this is the guy you want playing the bass. But he knows that he needs to move and groove, and then groove and move ..well … you get the point ..