Sonic Jesus are a neo-psychedelic band from Doganella di Ninfa in Italy. They are Tiziano Veronese's challenge and are the result of his deep immersion through the years in the music black-hole, first as a drummer, then as a guitarist and singer. It's Velvet Underground, raped by Spacemen 3, rigging up a neo-Psychedelica, folk imprinted, with Shoegaze nuances.
This perfect fusion of music, apparently so intuitive, is the consequence of Tiziano Veronese and fellow band member Marco Baldassari's mission, so that it becomes a mutual collaboration with the same goal, and that is to produce high quality and inspirational music.
Marco Baldassari takes part in this project as the lyrics writer of the group, and has been since 2010 before the birth of Sonic Jesus. He starts his self-educated approach to the music, supporting the composition of the band as a poly-instrumentalist, playing organ, guitar, and percussion instruments.
In 2011 Simone Russo, Veronese's young pupil, becomes the drummer of the group, he immediately shows his brilliant attitude for this musical genre, with his thumping groove perfectly mixing with the powerful wall of sound created by Sonic Jesus live music, full of tremolos and fuzz atmosphere.
In the beginning of 2012, with Diego Mastrangelo's entrance, everything is finally in its right place, Shoegaze ideas begin to take shape during the rehearsal sessions, while live shows wind up close to the wild saturation of the noise genre.
Later in 2012 the band chooses his name: Sonics along with Sonic Boom bands gives the first part of the name, while "Jesus" is taken from the famous Velvet song, as a seal of the philosophy and the image of the group. The number of requests for live concerts grows. The singles, Monkey on my Back and Underground have a strong while unpredictable interest on the internet, until one of the most famous psychedelic label in Europe, Fuzz Club Records shows signs of interest in the band.
It is at this crucial point that Fabio Perciballi joins as a guitarist and effects producer. The pursuit of the perfect sound is something the band strives for in their music composition, and Sonic Jesus try to create a hypnotic and repetitive melody in order to produce a trance effect for the listener.
Summer of 2012 is a turning point of the band, and after the contract with Fuzz Club Records the single Underground is included in The Reverb Conspiracy, a vinyl-only compilation that will be released on November of that year. In this compilation, Sonic Jesus is the only Italian group in the European psychedelic independent music scene, and appears alongside bands such as Singapore Sling and Dead Skeletons. Sonic Jesus, together with these groups, took part in the release party for the compilation, presented by Fuzz Club Records, Bad Vibrations and the Reverberation Appreciation Society, at the Shakewell Arms, London.
On that occasion, Lorenzo Mancini, former bass player of the band joined Sonic Jesus again. On the same date, the first 10” E.P. of the band was released. The four tracks featured were, Lost, It's time to Hear, Monkey on my Back and Underground. The band collaborated with Nonni Dead from Dead Skeletons on the E.P. artwork. A real certificate of guarantee, endorsing Marco Baldassari’s inspired lyrics: "It's time to hear, guess sonic years!"