“Sunny State is bringing on the California vibes and a fresh reggae/island rock style with their debut release, “Solutions.” This inspiring song leaves the listener wanting more of their unique and powerful music and lyrics. ”
“...Capturing a fresh modern take on Reggae, Sunny State’s ‘Solutions’ is energetic and a positive track about love and empowerment... Wanting people to come together, the song features a sing-along chorus that could draw a whole community in to sing. A feel good reggae number that will remind you of the warm summer...”
“...Uplifting songs have always resonated with Chris Reed... there's an engaging diversity in his material, all of his songs have a heartening quality.”
— Paul Freeman, San Jose Mercury News
Sunny State's energetic reggae vibes lift and empower audiences wielding powerful vocals, ukulele, guitars, keys, bass and drums. Their diverse line up of songs tantalizes the ears in English, French, Spanish and even Croatian, using the island heritage of their front man “Cristo”, Chris Reed, whose family originates from an island in the Adriatic Sea.
No stranger to the stage, Chris Reed's bands have opened up for: Tribal Seeds, The English Beat, Collie Buddz, Iration, Eek a Mouse, Through the Roots, Booker T, and Dirty Heads and more. He has performed multiple times at The Catalyst (main stage and atrium) and Shoreline Amphitheater. His song "17" was played at Miami's Fashion Week and after a video interview, was featured on MTV's website, along with this statement: “Relax and unwind with ... their smooth, reggae-inspired NorCal jams.”
SUNNY STATE is excited to be recording at Redwall Studios with engineer/producer Ryan Palma (Akon, OMB Peezy, Kruel Summer).
“… grab bag of styles and lays it with gorgeous harmonies and uplifting, hopeful lyrics... all while giving it a really laid back, beach-town Sublime feel…”
— Aaron Carnes, Metro Magazine
“Classic Socal reggae rock vibes…Perfect for fans of Slightly Stoopid, Long Beach Dub All Stars”
— Alexia, Topshelf Music Magazine
“Sunny State is bringing on the California vibes and a fresh reggae/island rock style with their debut release, “Solutions.” This inspiring song leaves the listener wanting more of their unique and powerful music and lyrics. ” — Omayra Lopez | ALTWiRE