I never really talk about my performances so I want to recap on this amazing experience. My producer told me one day last year that I needed to start sending my music in for different performance opportunities. I was really busy so I didn’t do much research, but I started sending my music in to places. I didn’t give this much thought afterwards. One day during the summer I received a call asking if I would perform at Creation Fest in Washington. My jaw dropped. I didn’t even remember contacting this festival. I accepted the position and then realized I didn’t have a band. This was a problem. I told my sister she was playing keyboard and background vocals so that was the only set band I had in place. I started contacting person after person, and unfortunately most were all busy and couldn’t join. Day by day passed and I was getting worried because I had no band. My worry turned into begging God for a miracle a couple weeks before the drive to Creation Fest. My best friend that I have grown up with since pre-school was my merchandise manager and she told me she knew someone but he was currently in Nicaragua. She got him to confirm that he would play guitar for Mia Sunshine and travel to Washington with us. I posted on Facebook that I needed a drummer and a family friend said she knew someone and she would send her my way. I now had a drummer and a guitarist who I had never met. We all planned to meet in the same city 2 days before the drive to Creation Fest and rehearse a little. All I can say is, God is good! I literally met Kenny and Lauren a day before we were to be in a car for 14 hours together!! We spent one full day from 8 am until 11 pm rehearsing music. I can’t even begin to explain how crazy this was. I am used to rehearsing with a band for months in advance, but God had a plan and He crafted it just the way it was meant to be. I am beyond grateful for my incredible band members and managers.
Java Jam is essentially a talent show held at Grand Canyon University where the students participate in showcasing their special talent. Mia Sunshine was invited to perform at the GCU Java Jam on February 25, 2015. Mia chose to perform two brand new songs for the audience. The first song was called “Distant Memories”. We did a breakdown on what this song means in a previous post so go read about it there. The other song is called “All I Need”. Mia and her guitarist, Kenny Tack, co-wrote this beautiful song and performed it as a duet. The crowd had an incredible response and the band got a chance to talk to a lot of the students. If you want to listen to this great performance by Mia Sunshine, watch the video on Mia’s YouTube.