Grand Sonic Theory!
The amazing new band sweeping the Internet, award-winning, breathtaking, totally original, like nothing you’ve ever heard, destined to be great stars, bigger than the Beatles, blah blah blah … How about the truth about San Diego’s hottest new dance-rock party band???
Once upon a time, four traveling minstrels sat down to rest after a long day of traveling. When they completed setting up camp it was decided a fire was needed. They ventured into the deep dark woods in search of the perfect firewood to keep them warm throughout the chill of the night. The boys soon became lost and argued furiously on which direction led back to their camp until they came to a clearing. All four of them stood frozen in their tracks while gazing at a tall tower shining brightly in the light of the full moon.
A long rope of braided blonde hair hung from a lone window high above the ground. It was the obvious choice to climb the hair and discover what was on the other end. When they reached the dimly lit room, they stood in awe at a beautiful princess fast asleep on the floor beside a spinning wheel. Instinct quickly took over and the four minstrels burst into song. The princess awoke and answered in perfect pitch. The four minstrels quickly became five and the party began. Come join the party, or let us bring the party to you!
Victoria has always loved to sing, especially while performing in musicals, which led her to study Theatre at San Diego State University. After graduating in 2011, she enjoyed performing at Disneyland, on a Carnival Cruise ship, and at SeaWorld, where she also currently sings.
She absolutely loves being involved in musical projects outside of theme parks, and is still in awe of the tremendously talented musicians she has the pleasure of performing with in Grand Sonic Theory. She will never stop learning and pursuing her passion, and is excited to see what the future has in store!
“Let the music shine!” — Victoria
Chris started his musical journey at the age of three on the piano and eventually made his way to the guitar when he discovered an old acoustic sitting in the corner of his grandmother’s house. His original band won three San Diego Music Awards and achieved success with both national and independent releases garnering radio play across the globe.
He has written songs with Chris Barron of the Spin Doctors, hit songwriter Jeff Cohen, and many others. He has shared the stage with national acts such as Sugar Ray, Hootie and the Blowfish, Lit, Vertical Horizon, The Calling, Gin Blossoms, Pete Best (former Beatles drummer), Switchfoot, CCR, REO Speedwagon, The Pat McGee Band, Five For Fighting, A.J. Croce, and the list goes on. Currently, Chris has expanded into various new projects which include composing film soundtracks, radio voiceovers, and climbing long ropes of human hair to see what’s on the other side.
“Whether playing in front of 20,000 people or in front of an empty bar with just a homeless man peering through the window, I always strive to put on an energetic show. Anything else would be less civilized.” — Chris
David Yuter is a 21-year-old San Diego native who has been playing keyboards since the age of five. With his diverse musical taste and background, David has been known to play with the who’s who in the San Diego music scene, including Jon Foreman of Switchfoot, Peter Sprague, and Paul Cannon. Having played in over 30 bands spanning the past 6 years, David also plays with local Rock/Funk/Pop artist, Tolan Shaw, original progressive/classic rock band Full Revolution, and many other projects to fill up his already booked schedule.
David has toured nationally with Disney act, Allstar Weekend, and has done studio work for just about every major studio in San Diego. He also writes and produces his own original music. As quoted by Frank Torres, owner and founder of IACON Sound Studios and legendary sound engineer, “David Yuter is THE best and most hired keyboard player in San Diego, hands down!!”
“I do it for the love of the music and nothing else. Money will always come later, but playing music is currently my religion.” — Dave
A native New Yorker, (HARLEM) Boone loves to mix in a little bit of it all. Motown or Santana to the Beatles, Rock & Soul has been in his blood forever. A proven road warrior to the stars and world traveler, he is at home on an arena stage or in a cozy coffeehouse.
If you can tap your toes to it, he wants to be there. As a member of the dynamic cover band “Grand Sonic Theory” the opportunity to perform all of his bass influences feels like home to him.
“Come and join us at a show, where the mastery of our performances and instruments will span every flavor of music genre!” — Boone
Eric has been performing and recording with original and cover projects throughout California and Las Vegas for twenty years. He has had the opportunity to write, perform, and record music with the former touring bass player of Michael Angelo, the famous double-neck guitar player.
In 2000, Eric began programming and composing music, which has allowed him to express his musical style rather than simply laying down the backbeat. Programming has given him an edge to his playing and the opportunity to write his drum tracks, as opposed to just performing them. As a composer, he is able to incorporate piano, strings, horns, percussion, and various nuances to his drumming, along with the ability to sing back-up vocals. In 2003, Eric performed a showcase for Michael Austin and Dreamworks Records, best known for signing Jimmy Eat World.
“I’ll hit you with my best shot!.” — Eric
Photography: Rick Gould