Hello Sunshine

Joy Bishop: Accordian, Vocals | Jon Bishop: Accordian, Bass guitar, Guitar (acoustic), Guitar (electric), Keyboards, Vocals | Jeffery Downer: Bass guitar, Guitar (acoustic), Guitar (electric), Keyboards | Bryan Stratman: Keyboards

Genre: Rock

RIYL: Crash Encore, Hyena

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Inception: San Diego, 2009

Influences: T. Rex, the Beatles, Transfer, Johnny Cash, Love, Spirit, Crash Encore


Hello Sunshine was formed in 2009 by two Crash Encore members, front man Jon Bishop and keyboardist Bryan Stratman (though Stratman left Crash Encore in summer 2009). Also in the band are Jon Bishop’s sister Joy and her husband Jeffery Downer.

In 2010, the group licensed their song “Happy Endings” for the opening credits of romantic comedy My Girlfriend’s Boyfriend, starring Alyssa Milano and Beau Bridges.

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