What style of music is Shortcut Sunny?
Acoustic, soulful, chill favorites. Adjectives offered up by fans at shows are "smooth", "top shelf", "amazing". They might, of course, just be referring to their alcholic drink. Nevertheless, Shortcut Sunny puts a delicious twist on cover songs from all decades, both well known & eclectic - To the delight of all ages & ethnicities. Occasionally adding a percussionist to work as a duo, Sunny works extensively as a solo act (guitar/vocals). While fully capable of simply strumming and singing all your favorites, Sunny also makes extensive use of modern looping techniques & guitar effects to (1) get a fuller sound and (2) create artistic grooves and unique arrangements. His expertise in this area, along with a sneaky deep repertoire and rich vocal texture, means no two sets or shows are quite the same. This and other factors are what set Shortcut Sunny apart from other acts and make him an in-demand performer!
Do you play private events, weddings, festivals? How much advance notice is normally required?
Yes to all the above. We have vast experience performing at hundreds of special events, of nearly every imaginable variety. (See our "Kindness" section for feedback from real people. Mostly.) While repeat venues & private clients often book 4-6 months in advance, we endeavor to make schedule adjustments to fit even last minute requests, so always feel free to inquire. The "Contact Us" form allows you to provide date, time-frame and any pertinent details. We'll usually contact you within 1-2 days. As full-time musicians, this is our livelihood - And we want to bring you & your guests a great performance you'll never forget!
How far will they travel?
Shortcut Sunny is currently based out of southern Maryland, but routinely travels out-of-state. Delaware, Virginia, DC, & Pennsylvinia are our usual destinations, but we're willing to consider any offer given current schedule demands & touring logistics. We will not travel to the moon. Sorry Mr. Musk.
What happened to Nathan Adam Johnson?
On April 1st 2015, Nathan made a bold career choice to stop using his real name professionally. The new moniker, Shortcut Sunny, is a cover act only and better meets broader artistic and business goals. Before the name change, he had logged serveral years steadily working as a singer-songwriter, entertainer, and guitarist in his home state of Texas, and more recently in Delaware, Maryland, and Virginia. In that timespan, four independent CD’s were released & remain available via iTunes and CDbaby and various other streaming digital music sources. While appreciative of past accomplishments, he hopes past fans & friends will embrace the new name in the fun spirit it’s meant.