The Story So Far...

Sonder is a Minnesota based band made up of Ezra James (vocals, guitar), Eli Nord (bass, vocals), Joel Jay (drums, vocals), and Craig Furlonger (guitar, vocals).


Influences: Bay City Rollers, Milli Vanilli, Cher

James was here.



Influences: Van Halen, Van Halen, Van Halen, Michael Anthony of Van Halen

From the great nation of Lichtenstein, Eli was born Prince Eliason Humberdink Nordstrom IV of the Royal Family of Lichtenstein. Growing weary of his days learning the lute in his ivory tower, Prince Eli was delighted when he found a local peasant who looked just like him! Trading clothes, the pair switched places for a day. However, when Prince Eli returned to the castle he was not allowd back in. Now he is the bassist for Sonder.


Influences: Bing Crosby, the Beach Boys, Percussionists of Kathmandu

Joel Jay was born on the Bayou. At a young age he was abandoned by his family and raised by wolves. Learning to communicate by banging on old pots and trashcan lids, Joel found himself playing drums for a short-lived Pat Bennetar cover band before they broke up over a sudden and tragic toaster accident.


Influences: Jimi Hendrix, David Bowie, Guns 'n' Roses, Zakk Wylde, Led Zeppelin, Monster Truck

Craig Furlonger was born in London, Ontario, Canada. After college, he went to Seoul, South Korea, where he played in the Korean underground music scene with bands like The Edibles, Missing Jane, Slippery Ginger, The Total @$$holes, and Dougie's Truck. He was best known as the guitarist for David Bowie tribute band Fauxie Bowie and the Reality Tourists.

In 2015 Craig moved to Minnesota where he joined up with Sonder.