Phil, the eldest, started play­ing gui­tar at age 9, moved to dili­gent study and prac­tice by idols like Mark Tremonti and mas­ter­ful gui­tarist Danny J, who has also been his gui­tar teacher for many years. Know­ing since his ear­li­est encoun­ters with music that he wanted to pur­sue it pro­fes­sion­ally, he also became pro­fi­cient at man­dolin, bass, piano and ukulele.


Dal­ton, the mid­dle brother was drawn to drums at a very early age, when he would trans­form Lin­coln Logs into drum sticks and play rhyth­mic pas­sages on toy bins. Fol­low­ing Phil’s exam­ple, he began to study per­cus­sion for­mally when he was 6, look­ing up to rhyth­mic artists such as his late great grand­fa­ther Jack Han­nan and Scott Phillips, also simul­ta­ne­ously pick­ing up piano, bass and guitar.


Colin, the youngest, exhib­ited a strong tal­ent for singing long before he even picked up an instru­ment or was old enough to for­mally study music. An excep­tional bass player, he felt at home on stage imme­di­ately dur­ing his first offi­cial per­for­mance as a lead vocal­ist with his broth­ers at school when he was 6 and, cap­ti­vated by the work of singers and song­writ­ers like John Mayer and Gavin DeGraw, grew into an engag­ing singer and multi-​instrumentalist.


Their enthu­si­asm for learn­ing the many dif­fer­ent com­po­nents of their craft, from song­writ­ing, to music the­ory and even record­ing and pro­duc­tion has allowed them to become expe­ri­enced pro­fes­sion­als at a young age and con­tin­ues to com­mand the atten­tion of fans in their home­town and beyond. Their cre­ativ­ity, dex­ter­ity as instru­men­tal­ists and sense of humor along with their intense drive to leave their own mark on the world as cre­ative mas­ters of their respec­tive instru­ments allows them to reg­u­larly travel to unex­plored, delightfully-​surprising territory.

Beyond The Sun’s on-​going jour­ney as a band has been dually marked by their pas­sion for forg­ing their own, inno­v­a­tive path and each brother’s com­mit­ment to explor­ing the many nuances of his instru­ment and its excit­ing place in the musi­cal world with the help of skilled men­tors. As chil­dren in a tight-​knit fam­ily, they stuck close together, enthu­si­as­ti­cally putting on shows for their par­ents in their play­room by play­ing their favorite tunes through their cas­sette player and singing along, trans­form­ing toys into gui­tars and drums.

Nur­tured in a home where the Arts and free self expres­sion were highly val­ued, the three played ini­tially from 20032005 with an addi­tional mem­ber as the four-​piece group, Hid­den Echo. When they were 7, 9 and 12, with Phil on gui­tar, Dal­ton on drums and Colin on bass and back­ing vocals and their for­mer lead singer, they were the youngest musi­cians in his­tory to show­case at Cana­dian Music Week. This expe­ri­ence led to qual­i­fy­ing as final­ists in 97.7 HTZ FM’s Rock­search and even­tu­ally, a pro­mo­tional tour of sum­mer camps through­out New York City and New Jer­sey through the Cam­pli­fied orga­ni­za­tion. The broth­ers offi­cially reformed as Beyond The Sun in 2005 and since then, have racked up a long list of accom­plish­ments.

They have played at major sports venues, includ­ing the Ricoh Col­i­seum, The Rogers Cen­tre and Air Canada Cen­tre. They have also per­formed for all ages at venues rang­ing from local bars and neigh­bor­hood schools, to some of Ontario’s most pres­ti­gious fes­ti­vals, shar­ing the stage with artists includ­ing Jeff Healey, David Wilcox, State of Shock and Cana­dian Idol Kalan Porter.They recently gar­nered 5 awards from Beat​100​.com in the United King­dom: Song Award Gold; Press Release Award; Favourite Award Gold and the top honor of the Ulti­mate Musi­cian Award.

As Beyond The Sun gains momen­tum as a pow­er­ful group, each mem­ber shows deep com­mit­ment to rig­or­ous musi­cal study and prac­tice. Phil stud­ied at the pres­ti­gious Berklee Col­lege of Music as a song­writ­ing major. And Dal­ton also has taken courses in music pro­duc­tion through Berklee’s online col­lege pro­gram as well as study­ing with Toronto’s renowned drum tech­ni­cian Danny Brown since 2005. Colin has taken bass lessons since 2003 and voice lessons since 2005, study­ing with Fal­coner Abra­ham in Toronto for 6 years and most recently with Ken Tam­plin, one of the most sought-​after vocal coaches in the U.S. at the Ken Tam­plin Vocal Acad­emy in Los Ange­les.

Beyond The Sun’s first studio-​recorded EP with Colin on lead vocals, Jekyll and Hyde released in 2009, and the band has always main­tained a rig­or­ous sched­ule of live shows. The band’s ded­i­ca­tion to musi­cal growth and to devel­op­ing a dis­tinc­tive cre­ative voice has helped the broth­ers develop part­ner­ships with many highly-​talented artists, indus­try lead­ers and pro­duc­ers, includ­ing Eric Bass (Shine­down), his late man­ager Johnny Dia­mond and pro­ducer Rick Beato (NEED­TO­BREATHE, Boys Like Girls). Recorded and pro­duced at Black Dog Sound Record­ing Stu­dios in Atlanta, the band’s sec­ond 5-​song EP My Kind of Crazy was released in Fall 2012. The title track remained in the Top 40 on the U.S. R&R Indi­ca­tor charts for 7 weeks, the Top 10 on the Top 40 New Music Weekly Chart for 8 weeks, peak­ing at #5 and remained in the Top 100 on the Top 40 Medi­a­base chart after peak­ing at #11 on Sir­ius XM’s 20 on 20 count­down. Beyond the Sun’s sec­ond sin­gle Shoot­ing Star (Radio Edit) peaked at #5 on Top 40 NMW and remained in the Top 10 for 4 weeks in the U.S. this fall while the band pro­moted the sin­gle with radio, tele­vi­sion inter­views and pro­mo­tional per­for­mances through­out Puerto Rico and the U.S. Addi­tion­ally, Beyond the Sun recently began work­ing with Pro­ducer Eric Bass of Shine­down on their next EP, with music to be released in 2014.


Lat­est SHOW Dates



McDia Feliz @ San Juan, PR
Time: 6:30 am-​Midnight
Loca­tions: We will be trav­el­ling to mul­ti­ple loca­tions all day long



Univ. of Alabama @ Birm­ing­ham, AL
Time: 12 noon — Mid­night
Loca­tion: Uni­ver­sity of Alabama Cam­pus Recre­ation Cen­ter