Vonsonic Launched their career early 2006 after many years of searching for the right bass player recording songs and finding their sound. They have emerged from this as a well defined hard rock band with a commercial edge. aJay is a strong and well crafted songwriter, singer/guitarist. Rob is a master at beats and time, Fox is a Bass Jazz mister improv king. This musical combination brings out flavors you never thought would go together, like chocolate and mint, Hard Rock with Slap Bass and a crankin back beat.
The debut album, nearly two years in the making, has been co-produced by Syd Green at Mononest (iOTA, Dirty Lucy, Matt Tonks, and Christ Art Museum) and aJay. The album was made without the use of Metronomeâ€™s, or pitch correction software that you would often hear on pop and commercial rock records.
Vonsonic is a band steeped with history, aJay has toured stages in WA, ACT and NSW, peeling paint and raising havoc for over 4 years. Rob Smith has smacked skins for well known bands Subterranean and The Hanging Tree, while Fox has been performing with a jazz improvisation group.
Together as Vonsonic their strength lies in their professional musicianship and excellent execution of a “balls out” rock show that you would have to be dead not to enjoy, and deaf to miss. There are elements of the lighter colors in the album which may remind you of Thirsty Merc or Jeff Buckley. This provides a great commercial aspect to the band, but the bulk of the music is in the heartland of hard rock Nickleback, Silverchair, Shihad, AudioSlave and RATM.
- aJay – Vocals and Guitar
- Rob – Drums
- Fox – Bass