In January 2018, Big Sounds Better released their debut EP “The ‘Big’ EP” finding airplay and charting on college radio stations throughout the country including WNSU in Fort Lauderdale, KDUP in Portland Oregon, and WESS East Stroudsberg, Pennsylvania. Throughout January and February the band was gigging from Daytona Beach down to Miami. In March They traveled to Austin and played SXSW for their first time.
In mid March, Big Sounds Better was featured at the Miami Music Expo alongside brands like Yamaha, RME Audio, and Eventide Audio. With engineer Ariel Lopez, the band recorded a live in-studio performance for dozens of expo attendees. The performance was mentioned in “Sound-On-Sound” magazine.
On March 29th Big Sounds Better won the 2018 “SunFest Battle of the Bands”. They appeared on WPTV, the WPTV Helipad Sessions, as well as in interviews on 98.7 “The Gater” and their Facebook Live Channel. They appeared at “SunFest” 2018, Sunday May 6th on the JetBlue Stage. Their performance was mentioned on Wild 95.5 Instagram Story as “spectacular”. They have a growing fan base in West Palm Beach appearing at CityPlace on June 23rd and drawing a crowd of several hundreds.
Big Sounds Better is establishing a presence in Wynwood. They are currently the house band at a popular open-mic series “Speak Fridays”. To date, they have been featured at the “Wynwood’s Finest” Festival several times as well as “Chillin’ N Grillin” Festival, and The Wynwood Yard.
Their latest single, “Declaration of a Dream (D.O.A.D)” is available now everywhere you listen/buy music. Their debut album is due out later in 2018.
Mike “Pro” Greaves is a drummer, record producer, and engineer from New York City. Greaves has been drumming professionally for her 15 years. His unique style of drumming is influenced by gospel musicians, Motown musicians, and r&b/soul musicians. His production style is similar to Quincy Jones meets Dr. Dre. Greaves founded BSB in 2016 and continues to lead the group today.
Andrew Boxman aka “Andy Box” is a progressive artist, record producer, and music entrepreneur from the New York/New Jersey area. As the frontman and lyricist for BSB, Andy draws from his wide range of musical influences which include Outkast, Jay-Z, Kid Cudi, Lil Wayne, Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Beatles, and more. His musical style is urban progressive: think Lupe Fiasco meets Adam Levine meets U2 meets Motown. Andy is an electrifying performer on stage and in the studio, entertaining audiences with his infectiously catchy hooks and layers of intelligent lyrics.
Jeremy Stathum is a keyboardist/organist from Linden, New Jersey. Jeremy has created his own style of playing crafted out of his musical influences which include Robert Glasper, Travis Sayles, & Cory Henry: Glasper’s jazzy style, Sayles’ smooth, R&B progressions and Henry’s funky/gospel approach. He has been playing for over 13 years and now as a member of BSB, Jeremy continues to explore his unique style of musicianship one BIG record at a time.
As a member of Big Sounds Better, Alex “Ai” Leon’s primary instrument is guitar. Initially, he was influenced by guitarist such as Dave Mustaine and Marty Friedman, Kirk Hammet, Jimi Hendrix, Jimmy Page, Tony Iommi, Eric Clapton, Randy Rhoads, Steve Vai, and Joe Satriani. Over the years, he has become more heavily influenced by, and adopted a style similar to Nile Rodgers, Larry Carlton, Buddy Guy, Stevie Ray Vaughn, and Tommy Emanuel.
Michael “BX” James II was born & raised in the Bronx, NY. He began drumming at the age of 3 and later in his career, learned to play both Piano & Bass Guitar professionally. By the age of 14, BX taught himself how to record & produce music. BX’s musical influences are, but definitely not limited to, Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson, Kendrick Lamar, Bob Marley, Timbaland, Dr. Dre, Fred Hammond & many more