About Sunshine Symphony
Remember the days of driving around with the windows down, blasting Bon Jovi and singing at the top of your lungs? Sunshine Symphony aims to bring back the fun songs that you remember, while performing today's hits as well. With versatile male and female vocalists and talented instrumentalists, and an unbeatable energy and chemistry, Sunshine Symphony will have you dancing and singing along.
Awards and Accolades
Wedding Wire Couples Choice Awards 2018
Christine Bainbridge - 20 Year Veteran Lehigh Valley Music Award
Nominated for a 2015 Lehigh Valley Music Award for "Outstanding New Band of 2014"
Named a "Top Cover Band in Philadelphia," 2014
Finalist - Lehigh Valley Happening's "Happening List" 2015/2014
Christine Bainbridge has known she's wanted to be a performer almost as long as she can remember. Prior to moving to the area in 2004, she performed both original songs and covers in the West Chester area, where she grew up. She immediately made her mark on the Lehigh Valley music scene, helping to found 80s tribute act Rubik and the Cubes with whom she opened for Flock of Seagulls and Eddie Money, and was an original member of award-winning LV cover band "She Said Sunday." She considers Sunshine Symphony a labor of love, and is fortunate and thankful to share a passion for music with her partner and band-mate Ricky Bell. |
She's been recognized by the Lehigh Valley Music Awards Association with the following awards:
20 Year Veteran Award - 2017
Tonya Brown Award - Best Female Vocalist, in 2008 and 2009
Ricky Bell has many notable achievements in the Lehigh Valley music scene. From age 15, he has played guitar, bass, keyboard, drums and sang in several cover bands locally and in State College, PA. In 2002, he returned to this area to pursue performing his original music. He won a WZZO Songwriting contest in 2002 that saw him performing his own song "Shallow" on stage with Ian Anderson of Jethro Tull. In 2005, he won the Lehigh Valley Acoustic Performers Contest which he went on to host in 2007 - 2012. He cut his EP, Shallow, in 2007 with Rob Harari at Harariville Studios and The Ricky Bell Band. He's opened for Styx, REO Speedwagon, Kansas, Blue Oyster Cult, Dokken and The Tubes. Through his various musical endeavors, he has played Mayfair, Musikfest, Oktoberfest, BB.King's in New York City, The Thunder Bay Blues Festival, and has shared the stage with Tom "Bones" Malone of Late Show with David Letterman band, and Alan "Mr. Wonderful" Rubin of the Blues Brothers band. Ricky joined She Said Sunday in the Summer of 2011, where he met Christine, and helped propel the band toward regional recognition. Together, they formed Sunshine Symphony in 2014. Ricky enjoys running and spending time with his two daughters.
Adam Roberts has been playing bass with various bands in the area for more than 20 years. He met Ricky when the two played together in The Blues Brotherhood band, and he joined Ricky's cover band Connect 5 as well. He also performed with Mad Dog and the Blues Night Out.
From Tinkertoy drum outfits to cardboard replicas of a Phil Collins kit, Jason Sanita really just couldn't come right out and ask for a drum set...so he bought his first kit in 1995, sucked really bad, and never looked back. J has played with original projects around the Lehigh Valley since 1999, notably Eyes on the Keeper, Odd Mercy, and The Locksmiths, various Media 5 bands, and 10 years with The Aardvarks. He enjoys teaching drums (lvdrumlessons.com), the outdoors, antiques, vinyl records, and wants Billy Voight to think he's cool.
Billy Voight celebrates over 20 years in the local Lehigh Valley Music scene, that's if you count his face-melting rendition of Mary Had a Little Lamb at his 2nd grade talent show as a gig. His game-changing "I Want to Play Guitar Moment" came from seeing BB King at The State Theatre in Easton. Since then he's studied with guitar guru Skip Azzalina and played in a motley slew of bands from Lost World Music artist Christopher Dean, Nashville songwriter Dave Franey and local pop/rock group 39 Goodbyes. His likes are hanging with his dog Sammi, collecting weird guitars and checking the internet to see if Dire Straits has reformed. His dislikes are referring to himself in the third person and flavored coffee creamer.