So & So
Los Angeles based indie pop/folk/soul band, SO & SO, is anything but ordinary.
When singer/songwriter, Amie Miriello, acoustic guitarist, Jay Dmuchowski, and Canadian producer, Rob Wells meant to put a songwriting team together, something else happened that grew far beyond their intentions. In December of 2009, Miriello and Dmuchowski traveled to Canada to write and record with Wells. Once they completed a set of ten songs, they realized they had a collection of material that transcended traditional pop.
Amie decided she wanted to put a band together to showcase their work. As a long time Miriello collaborator, Raisin (Dmuchowski's nickname) agreed and they began the search for members to create a new kind of indie pop super-group. While playing the local LA music circuit, Amie and Raisin met drummer, Adam Hanson. They asked him to play some shows and felt an immediate connection. Hanson’s infectious, soulful style provided the backbone and strength that further helped define the band’s sound. In February of 2010, Hanson officially joined as the first new member of the group.
Shortly thereafter, Miriello had a chance encounter with Brandon Rogers (Vocalist/Keyboards), a Top 12 finalist on Season 6 of American Idol with an impressive singing/songwriting resume as well. Brandon opened for Amie at Molly Malone's in LA when they decided to perform a couple songs together. Like Miriello, Rogers was wholly focused on his solo career, but realizing their vocal chemistry was something special, he accepted her offer to join SO & SO without hesitancy.
Rounding out the SO & SO family, bassist Bana Haffar followed. Joining the band in September of 2010, Bana’s eclectic, cross-cultural style of playing embodies all that is the SO & SO sound – new, fresh, forward and innovative.
Their highly anticipated forthcoming album, READY, will be released in the Spring of 2012.