Jay Allen Sanford 11 a.m., July 17
Matt Amador: Guitar (acoustic), Guitar (electric) | Kevin Whan: Drums, Percussion | Brandon Parkhurst: Guitar (acoustic), Guitar (electric), Keyboards, Vocals | Anthony Sanudo: Bass guitar | Nell Blevins: Vocals
Sound description: Alternative indie-acoustic.
RIYL: Kut U Up with the volume turned down really, really low
Inception: Encinitas, 2003
Influences: Kut U Up, the Beatles, Fleetwood Mac, Radiohead, Coldplay, Jack Johnson, Blonde Redhead, Portishead
Yovee joined forces in 2003 as the result of a recording project, the soundtrack for blink 182's documentary, Riding in Vans with Boys. Eight months later, Yovee released their first EP, City Strollin'. Yovee blends acoustic guitar, piano, and vocal harmonies with a modern chord progression, resulting in a lush sound.
Nominated in 2004 for "Best New Artist" and in 2005 for "Best Pop Band" at the San Diego Music Awards, Yovee has been a headlining act since day one and has covered an amazing amount of ground in a relatively short period of time. The band was featured on the soundtrack of the film Drive Thru: South Central America, by award-winning surf filmmaker Taylor Steele, and a three-song Yovee EP was included with every copy of the movie sold.
Yovee's first music video for the song "Dreamer on the Run" debuted on a promotional DVD distributed nationwide by Macbeth Shoes, and the clip appeared in Atticus Clothing's Dragging the Lake, Vol. 2 video magazine.
The band released the album Praying for Fire in October, 2008.