Chris Pierce & Sunny War had a friend in common, musician/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.Pierce, War and Faber got together at Faber’s Silver Lake studio to meet and out of that initial meeting, the first song written and recorded by the three was born entitled “Any Day Now”. 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”.
Originally from Nashville, TN, Sunny War (born Sydney Lyndella Ward) 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 Kijo among others.
Chris Pierce has invited audiences all over the globe to open their hearts and spirits through his soulful, energetic music and honest storytelling. Chris has released 5 independent albums worldwide. In addition to his own headlining tours, he has opened worldwide shows and tours for such artists as Seal, B.B. King, Al Green, Toots and the Maytals, Aaron Neville, Colbie Caillat and Jamie Cullum. His voice, recordings and compositions have been licensed in numerous films, T.V. shows and ad campaigns. Pierce has also been well received by the TEDx community, with TEDx talks on “The Healing Powers of Music” both in California and Chicago, and his music has been in rotation on KCRW for years! In 2017, Chris co/wrote the hit song “We Can Always Come Back to This” which was prominently featured on the #1 US Primetime TV show This Is Us and the song charted at #1 on the Billboard Blues Chart as well as top 20 on the Billboard Rock and R&B charts.
Jared Faber 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. 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.