Sownds of March Madness for band

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Posted: Wednesday, March 16, 2011 4:57 pm

Even if you think you haven’t heard from the Sand Springs-based band Sownds, chances are that you have.

The group’s single, “We Need a Hero,” from their upcoming CD Release “Welcome to the Show,” has been all over the airwaves as part of FOX’s coverage of the NCAA March Madness basketball tournament.

That exposure comes as the group is preparing for a March 19 CD release party, said frontman and lead singer Morgan Ganem.

The CD release is just the latest in Sownds’ emergence. It continues the theme of sports tunes.

Last year, Sownds wrote and performed “Chop it Up,” which was played at the NFL’s Kansas City Chiefs home games. A music video featuring that song was shot in Sand Springs, at Memorial Stadium at CPHS.

Now, the band’s song is being associated with the basketball tournament.

“To have the NCAA take interest in it is good exposure,” Ganem said. 

The call asking for permission to use the song was unexpected, he said.

“It’s amazing how one day, there is not much going on,” he said. “Then the next day... that’s why you’ve got to be ready.”

The band’s rocking sound is custom-fit for uplifting sports themes.

Though hard rockers, Sownd’s sounds are relentlessly upbeat and positive.

“It’s very positive,” Ganem said. “We want to leave you with a good feeling, rather than a bad feeling. Hopefully this will uplift you.”

The party is set for 7 p.m. March 19 at the Marquee, 222 N. Main in downtown Tulsa (one block south of Cain’s Ballroom).

The show will be a fitting intro for the CD his band has spent two years putting together, Ganem said.

Ganem said he wanted to give back to his alma mater Charles Page High School, so CPHS students get in free with tickets. Tickets have been available at CPHS, or at Cherry Berry Yogurt in the Plaza Court shopping center.

The show will start with Travis McConnell, then Consumed by Fire, then Sownds.

For non-CPHS students, tickets are $8 at the door, or are available online at

The band has a website,, and a Facebook page,

Their music is on iTunes.


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  • Early Cuyler posted at 4:46 am on Sat, Mar 19, 2011.

    Early Cuyler Posts: 20

    Totally Outstanding Original Legendary Styles

  • ashd1g posted at 10:26 pm on Thu, Mar 17, 2011.

    ashd1g Posts: 1

    a friend of mine was asked to be in this band a few years ago as the guitarist, but i feel the reason he wasn't accepted is b/c he would have been the spotlight....just sayin'. Congrats though!'s my old friend in all his glory Rock On!

  • Early Cuyler posted at 8:37 am on Thu, Mar 17, 2011.

    Early Cuyler Posts: 20

    wow, just wow. . . .

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