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Biography

American Sun was formed in Brooklyn, NY during October of 2010 by Jess Poplawski, Holly Overton, and Diana Potakh.

Jess and Holly went to art school together in 05’. Magically, they ran into each other at Summer rooftop party 5 years later, where conversation sparked about starting a rock band. When Holly returned to NY in the Fall, they had both written a few songs for each other.

(Jess previously wrote songs/played bass in the punk rock band, Cool Intentions, and Holly wrote songs/played guitar in the folk band, Feather and Folly)

Practicing in Holly’s boyfriend’s living room, they found they had a strong musical connection, but needed the secret ingredient… a strong drummer! They asked around, heard about Diana Potakh, formerly of the band, Big Fun. Saw her boyfriend at a show, got the guts up to ask him to tell Diana about the proposition, which he did (since T-Rex and CCR were mentioned as influences). So the three girls met at a practice space, made sweet sounds, and kablam! An endless tumble of songs continuously flow.

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