|The Right Reasons|
Fused from the talents of five local Chicago musicians, The Right Reasons are a powerful blend of rock and soul that echo the sounds of yesteryear, while still remaining urgently relevant to modern times. The band in it's current state grew out of the writing talents at ESU Records and includes members from many different reaches of the Chicago music scene. Led by the powerful vocal abilities of T Charles, the band can at one moment be in the midst of a soulful ballad reminiscent of Sam Cooke, and the next explode into an all-out rock fury on songs such as "Bad Loving Woman" and "Mother's Love". "It's all about the songs" according to bassist Mike Morrison, an experienced bluesman who's privileged career has had him cross paths with some of the most well-known figures in the history of rock and roll. To see the band live is to participate in an event that will display a variety of different influences, while still showcasing that unique sound that only The Right Reasons can deliver.
Sandra is a musician's musician. Singing and playing guitar from the early age of 5, her inherent talent is undeniable. Sandra’s voice is raw, powerful and effortlessly smooth. Born into a musical Puerto Rican family, Sandra’s bilingualism and heritage transcend into her music. Sandra has proven herself to be a nimble lyricist who delivers unique and seductive performances, revealing a feast of auditory excellence. She has performed with a number of musicians from around the world and along the way, gathered influences from traditional Caribbean sounds, Soul, R&B, Rumba and Gitano music creating her own expression of a World, Latin, Neo-Soul sound. In 2001, Sandra had the great privilege of being featured as an opening act for Wyonna Judd at the House of Blues in Chicago. In 2004, she also had one of her songs featured on the “Latin Dragon” movie soundtrack.More recently, Sandra opened for the world-renowned Alfonso Ponticelli at Chicago’s Mayne Stage.