The Sunnyboy Trio
Future Jazz / Broken Beat from Vancouver BC
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Wilson Padmos is an electronic music producer, jazz pianist, dj and songwriter. He performs and produces under the moniker Sunnyboy, which comes from Sunny, his name as a boy. He plays and produces electronic music, jazz, house, dub, dubstep, broken beat, breaks, soul, and funk. He has recorded and performed with long-running Vancouver band Freeflow for the past ten years, whom he helped form in 2000. With Freeflow he has recorded two albums, toured Mexico and Canada, and appeared in numerous festivals across Western Canada, where he has shared stages with artists like Michael Franti & Spearhead, Kaanan, Toots & The Maytals, and Arrested Development. He has been a life-long student of music and also has a degree in Jazz Studies from Capilano University.
A chance meeting through his girlfriend brought Wilson to meet Vancouver house music legend Gavin Froome in 2004. A friendship and musical kinship quickly formed, with Gavin introducing Wilson to house music, electronic dance music production, and Ableton Live. Wilson has subsequently performed, written and recorded with him, playing keys on Gavin’s album ‘Underground Heroes.’ Through Gavin, Wilson met Jay Tripwire (another Vancouver house music legend), playing keys on his debut album ‘Gemini Soul’ and appearing live with him at Soundwave 2005.
Sunnyboy’s live and dj sets are funky and eclectic affairs, filled with body-shaking grooves, fat synths, dubby atmospherics, soulful tunes, and jazz/funk influences. DJ highlights include headlining lululemon’s flip flop soiree in 2008, and numerous appearances at the Joy Scout’s Funkoree parties in the Squamish Valley.