Chris Pierce & Sunny War had a friend in common, musician and producer Jared Faber. Faber thought the two should meet and that they might hit it off….maybe there was some music to be made amongst them. The three first got together at Faber’s Silver Lake studio for a meet and greet and out of that meeting was born “Any Day Now”, the first song written and recorded by the collective. They all felt so inspired by the luck of their first encounter that they tried to repeat it…to see if lightning could indeed strike twice. Each time they got together they wrote and recorded what would ultimately become their debut EP, the self titled “War & Pierce”. Since, they have also released their highly anticipated follow up single entitled “On & On.”
Chris Pierce has invited audiences all over the globe to open their hearts and spirits through his soulful, energetic music and honest storytelling. He’s recorded and released 8 independent solo albums. In addition to his own headlining tours, he has shared worldwide stages with Seal, B.B. King, Cold War Kids, Toots & The Maytals, Jamie Cullum, Aaron Neville, Robert Cray and Al Green. His music has been heard in numerous films including Soul Men and Crash as well as Television shows including This Is Us, True Blood, Rosewood, Grey’s Anatomy, Brothers and Sisters, Single Ladies, Eli Stone, In Plain Sight, Dawson’s Creek and Army Wives.
Sunny War (born Sydney Lyndella Ward), originally from Nashville, TN is a force of nature that is tough to pin down. Her style lies somewhere between Punk and early Blues. Yes, she may be a Robert Johnson with a shot of Bad Brains, but even this description falls short. The only way to really know Sunny is to immerse oneself in her music. Sunny’s inimitable guitar technique mixed with her haunting vocal sound is unique & intoxicating. As a solo artist she has opened for Booker T, Keb’ Mo’, Madeleine Peyroux, Mindy Smith, The Levon Helm Band, & Angelique Kidjo among others.
Jared Faber Jared is a Grammy winning song writer/producer and Emmy nominated Film & TV composer. He was musical director/band leader for the Guys Choice awards in 2011. Recent TV and film credits include ABC’s Selfie, Suburgatory, Screen Jems’ “Mardi Gras: Spring Break” (staring Josh Gadd) and song producer for Sony Pictures’ upcoming “The Wedding Ringer” staring Kevin Hart. He co\wrote and co\produced the Beto Cuevas album “Transformación” which won the 2013 Latin Grammy for best Pop/Rock Album. He has written TV theme songs recorded by Macy Gray, Leann Rimes and Jenny O. His Cuba recorded project Urban Legend with partner Kool Kojak topped the CMJ world charts and got much critical acclaim and numerous TV/Film placements.