Santonica is a four piece indie rock band from the south London area, comprising Simon Lavender - guitar and vocals, James Stevens - lead guitars, Sarah Dobson - drums and Darren Yeats - bass guitar. Main influences include Smashing Pumpkins, Foo Fighters, Snow Patrol and Feeder.
The band formed in September 2002 when original members Simon and Darren recruited James and Ryan Palattao (drums) to complete their line up. Santonica recorded two demos over the next two years (Audio Fourteen and Deceit, Lies and Regrets). During this time they also built up a strong fan base through local performances in Croydon and Kingston which in time allowed them to secure London gigs at the Hope and Anchor - Islington, The Dublin Castle - Camden and at the Bull and Gate - Kentish Town.
In September 2004 Ryan announced that he was to leave the band. After auditioning for drummers Santonica finally decided upon Sarah who had recently left her previous band.
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