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Viral Sound is a widely diverse, five-piece project based out of Providence, RI. Using jam fusion, Viral Sound combines live electronica, funk, rock and roll, reggae and jazz.

Uniting a distinct attentiveness to sound and a feverish desire to explore every facet of musical territory. Each live performance becomes an intoxicating auditory thrill that spreads like a virus. Ariel Moore's distinct bass lines and lead vocals, Charley Zahringer's calculated guitar licks and backup vocals, as well as Jordan Giangreco's trans-dimensional synthesizers/keys and powerful vocals, combine with the synergistic rhythm of Dan Rourke(drums) and Chris Ottaviano(percussion) to captivate and enchant the audience. Each member's musical approach is unique and eclectic, drawing from varied musical backgrounds and interests.

During Viral Sound's live performances the members display a telepathic way of communicating with each other and the crowd to generate an explosively mind-bending musical experience. This is one virus that can't be contained…

EXPOSURE

Debut album by Viral Sound released October 3rd, 2014 recorded at Castle Entertainment Providence, RI

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Past Awards and Magazine Recognition

2014

Live 4 Live Music: Viral Sound - Album Review "On Exposure, Viral Sound has successfully managed to capture their organic and natural live sound, while maintaining the integrity and superb sound quality of an album that has obviously been recorded and mastered with much attention to detail." - Mark McGwin

2013

Examiner.com: AXS Entertainment-Reggae Rock and Roll group Viral Sound added to Costa Rica's Jungle Jam weekend "Just added to the Jungle Jam’s lineup is Viral Sound, a rock and roll, funky, jazz, and reggae band hailing from Providence, Rhode Island. Their sound is sure to get any party started."

Motif Magazine - Groove to the Music "Viral Sound only continue(s) to gain fans and expand their popularity, and catching them live is the best way to appreciate what they do. Only once you see them can you acknowledge the happiness music brings. When the music hits you, you feel no pain." - Tim Davis

LostinSound.org - "Viral Sound is organic electronica dripping in Funky Goodness" - JennyZ

2012

Headstash.com - Rock N Roll Resort DAY 2 and 3 Reviews: "The vibe on Saturday seemed to be all about chemistry. To instigate that vibe was the Viral Sound, a group that utilized experimentation across genres, cooperative and smooth collaboration and a unique brand of funk that never gets old. Their fans are also incredibly loyal for an up-and-coming act." -Melanie McCarthy

Rock N Roll Resort Highlights: "Pinnacle rock n roll moments of the weekend included, Dopapod's Brain Dead, Cosmic Dust Bunnies' off-the-cuff jams and Viral Sound's soulful vocals and funk energy." - Melanie McCarthy

Upstate Live New York State Music Guide - Rock n Roll Resort 2: A psbient review: "Saturday brought with it The Masquerade theme. Those who didn’t take advantage of the afternoon's mask painting or jewelry workshops went back to the Stardust lounge where Viral Sound threw down. This four-piece band kept the energy high and the room dancing and was truly one of the surprise highlights of the weekend." -Tim O'Shea

2011

Motif Magazine- "If James Brown and The Grateful Dead had a glorious love child, out would come Viral Sound. Their high-energy mutations of rock, funk, and electronic music turns shows into and infectious auditory experience." -Allie Jones

2011 Motif Magazine Jam Band of the Year

Music Festivals and Notable Events

2014

  • Viral Sound 2 Night "Exposure" Debut Album Release - Providence, RI
  • Great North Music and Arts Festival - Norridgewock, ME
  • Wormtown - Greenfield, MA
  • Wild Woods - Croydon, NH
  • Bears Picnic - Liberty, PA
  • Mid-Summer Nights - Charlton, MA
  • Cruise Control - Boston, MA

2013

  • Great North Music and Arts Festival - Norridgewock, ME
  • Catskill Chill - Hancock, NY
  • Bear’s Picnic - Hughesville, PA
  • Big Dig - Croydon, NH
  • Ziontific - Stockbridge, VT
  • Camp Coldbrook - Barre, MA
  • Disc Jam - Fiskdale, MA
  • Strange Creek - Greenfield, MA
  • Up in Smoke - Providence, RI
  • Rock N Roll Resort - Kerhonkson, NY
  • Jungle Jam - Jaco, Costa Rica

2012

  • Autumation - Lake George, NY
  • 2012 NY State Harvest Festival- Monticello, NY
  • Rock N Roll Resort- Monticello, NY
  • Strange Creek Camp Out- Greenfield, MA
  • Ziontific Music Festival - Green Mountains, VT
  • Bear's Picnic - Laurelton, PA
  • Wormtown - Greenfield, MA
  • Heads in Harmony - Norridgewock, ME
  • Camp Coldbrook - Barre, MA
  • Disco Wonderland - Providence, RI
  • Boomtown - Holyoke, MA
  • Preclipse - Staffordville, CT

2011

  • Strange Creek Campout - Greenfield , MA
  • Disc Jam Music Festival - Sturbridge, MA
  • Maine Electronic Music Festival - Norridgewock, ME
  • Camp Creek Music Festival - Oxford, ME
  • Wormtown Music Festival - Greenfield. MA
  • Heads in Harmony Music Festival - Harmony, ME
  • Rock N Roll Resort - Kerhonkson, NY
  • Creature Double Feature - Providence RI
  • Shock Therapy 2 - Providence, RI
  • Shock Therapy 1 - Providence, RI

2010

  • Groove Fest - Rochester, NY
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