Jupiter Sunrise is:
Mark Houlihan - vocals, guitar
Ben Karis - vocals, guitar
Aaron Case - bass guitar
Chris Snykus - drums, vocals
How the band formed:
Jupiter Sunrise began as Mark's solo project back in
Albany, NY when he decided he wanted to shift from the business end
of music to playing again. With that decision, he got together with
producer Chris Fisher to help choose, arrange and record Mark's material.
Mark had been a booking agent and co-manager for Ben's old band, The Orange,
so Ben and some of his bandmates also contributed to this recording which became
Jupiter Sunrise's self-titled debut. Upon completing the record, Ben and Mark
did a tour of the East Coast together, backing up each other's material on
acoustic guitars. At the end of this tour, Mark continued solo down to
Florida to spend time with friends.
At the same time Ben got home to play his last show with The Orange when the
band decided collectively to pursue new projects.
Two weeks later Mark drives out to L.A.. and soon after, Ben catches
a plane and the two meet in California. Back home, Chris's band, Perfect
Thyroid, plays their last show and he decides to move to L.A. to keep
rockin'. Being an acquaintance from home, a mutual friend informs Mark
and Ben of Chris's big move and so they intercept him by cell-phone on
his drive over... through Arkansas. A couple days later, they have their
first practice. Now all they needed was a fourth player and a chance meeting
at a guitar store provided the project with bass afficionado,
Aaron Case, and the Jupiter Sunrise as you know it was born.