SUM, pronounced “soom”, is a latin word that means " or "to be". SUM has created its identity in the meaning of word “sum” and inspires its audience to be themselves, to be free at each one of its shows. The band is lead by drummer, composer and arranger Steve Belvilus. Steve has an extensive career in the music industry. He has worked on Broadway (Hamilton: An American Musical), with Natalie Cole, Hezekiah walker and Grammy winning producer Scott Jacoby (John Legend/Sia) to name a few. He is an alumnus of the University of Sorbonne in Paris, Manhattan school of Music (NYC) and City College of New York.
SUM vocalist, Patryce Williams, is a professional actress/singer based in New York City and a member of Actors Equity Association. She studies at the prestigious Barrow Group Theater School which alumni include actress Anne Hathaway, Verga Farmiga and actor Denis O'Hare. Patryce Williams was recently seen on the comedy play "The Hungry Ghost" in New York City.
S U M record features some of the greatest musicians on the New York scene: Jacques Schwarz Bart (D’Angelo/ Erykah Badu), DJ Raydar Ellis (Esperanza Spaulding). SUM members: Gil "XL"Defay, Andrew Gould, Joel Desroches, Olivier Rambeloson and Francesco Beccaro have performed with some of the biggest names in the industry as well: Eric Bennett, Ariana Grande, Tye Tribbett, Tama Braxton, Ms Lauryn Hill, The Village Vanguard Orchestra just to name of few. SUM single "It's Alright To Be Me" was released in July 2018. The album will be released in September 2018 in Australia and United States.
SUM has performed at The Kennedy Center in Washington D.C., Musikfest in Pennsylvania, on NPR Radio, Brooklyn Bowl in New York, The B.B. King Blues Club in New York, Rockwood Music Hall, Club Bonafide in New York...