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Sand Section Bio/Background:
SAND SECTION takes its name from the area of Manhattan Beach, California where the band’s three members grew up. Jeff Nisen (guitar, vocals, harmonica), Tony Gonella (bass, vocals, percussion) and Sam Mandelbaum (drums, percussion) came up playing in various bands, including MOSS which had successful gigs at venerable L.A. clubs like The Roxy and The Whiskey. They formed Sand Section in 2008 and spent a year commuting between monthly shows at UC Santa Cruz (Tony’s alma mater) and UC Santa Barbara (Jeff’s alma mater). After graduation in 2009, they got down to focusing full time on music. Toward that end, they’ve been playing every show they can beg, borrow or steal in the South Bay cities of Manhattan, Redondo and Hermosa Beach, often sallying forth into L.A., including a March, 2010 show at the House of Blues in Hollywood and a sold out show at the Roxy in April. These gigs have enabled the band to hone in on their signature sound, and establish a solid local following. They have also been fortunate enough to share the stage with bands such as Pepper, The Dirty Heads, Ballyhoo, Slackstring, Tomorrows Bad Seeds, Iglu and Hartley, Common Sense, Sashamon, Tribal Seeds, and many more over their nascent career.
Free Sand Section MP3:
Album: The Gun EP
FREE Song: Bad To Worse
Quote from the band about the song & new EP:
Thanks to all those who have supported our music along the way, we really appreciate it! We are excited for the release of our new EP ‘The Gun’ next month. This track, Bad to Worse, is an early release from the EP. Feel free to visit our website www.sandsectionmusic.com for updates on the EP release, shows, and downloads available on donation basis. Cheers!”
– Sand Section
Sand Section’s Upcoming Shows
May 01 @ Chilla Vista Festival. Isla Vista, CA
May 20 @ Concert for the Coast Fest. Isla Vista, CA
May 21 @ Concert for the Coast Fest. Isla Vista, CA
June 04 @ Rockin Roots Festival. Bakersfield, CA