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May 21 is always a heavy day for me. It’s the day I lost my soulmate, best friend, songwriting partner, drummer, and brother from another mother, Wayne Thunder. The morning is filled with anxiety and a sinking feeling in my chest. But today, Leonard Soosay sent me a beautiful video that reminded me Wayne’s spirit still shines on, guiding and inspiring me. It brought some comfort to my heart.

This song, “Let Your Love Shine Through,” was written by Wayne. I vividly remember him playing the rough idea on a classical guitar in the kitchen of our band’s share house in Melbourne. The house had a leaky roof and felt like Antarctica during the winter. We never completed it because we couldn’t figure out a cool bridge or an ending, so we left it for the “album.”

A few days after Wayne’s funeral, Justin, the bassist of The Suns, and I went to Snakeweed Studios in Singapore and finally finished the song. We added a Led Zeppelin-inspired bridge because Wayne loved them. We also added a big singalong ending. In Wayne’s honor, we left out the drums—he was irreplaceable. Leonard Soosay, the legendary Singapore rock producer, guided us through the session, mixed the track, and the song was completed the next day. The end of that session was bittersweet; I think we were all holding back tears.

Our crazy music journey as childhood friends, who started a band, caused a riot, got banned, and then moved to Australia to rock, had come to an end. It was tragic, bittersweet, and scary. Up to that point in my life, all I knew was being in a band with my two best friends. I felt lost for years until I finally snapped out of it and started a band called EMPRA. I’m proud to say I went on to fulfill every music dream Wayne and I had. Wouldn’t you do the same for someone you loved?

Losing Wayne was one of the hardest things I’ve ever experienced. I don’t think you ever truly get over something like that. To this day, I’ve yet to meet a musician with more passion than Wayne. But he inspires me to keep making music, and his beautiful rock ’n’ roll spirit lives on in me. 

Thank you, Wayne, for making me believe that dreams can come true.

Love, San

#waynethunder
Here’s our rockin’ version of Blinding Lights from our first sold out Melbourne show at Mamma Chen’s in Footscray!

Video recorded by Matt Cynner
Sanny did some additional video effects.

#music #altrock #rocknroll #melbournemusic  #melbournemusicscene #melbournemusician #melbournemusicians #singer #guitarist ##melbourneguitarist #coversong #covers @theweeknd #blindinglights #blindinglightschallenge
In My Life (Cover) by Sanny Veloo & Wayne Thunder

I found a bedroom recording of “In My Life” by The Beatles in one of my old hard drives today. This was recorded with my best mate Wayne Thunder when we were living together in a share house in Hawthorn back in the day.

Listening to this brings back a flood of emotions. Wayne was my best friend, my musical soulmate and the drummer in my first two bands - Boredphucks and The SUNS! “In My Life” was one of his favourite Beatles songs and I hope you enjoy listening to it as much as Wayne and I enjoyed making it late into the night.

When someone you love passes on, I don’t know if you can ever get over it completely. But I’ve tried to take all those parts of him that I loved and made them a part of me so he lives in me forever. Till this day, I have yet to know a musician with more passion and sincerity than Wayne Thunder.

Rest In Power my brother 🥁⚡️🤘🏽

#inmylife #altrock #classicrock #rocknroll #melbourne #melbournemusician #melbournemusicians #singersongwriter #melbourneguitarist #stkildamusicans #stkildamusic #acousticrock #acoustic #beatles
Sunset Skies by Sanny Veloo

Here’s an acoustic tune I wrote about the euphoria that falling in love can bring, even in the face of its challenges. Despite its origins in a tale that didn’t quite unfold as planned, this song emerged as a beacon of hope and passion. As I prepare to record it for my debut album, I hope this home demo warms your heart a little on this cold Melbourne night!

#altrock #classicrock #rocknroll #melbourne #melbournemusician #melbournemusicians #singersongwriter #melbourneguitarist #stkildamusicans #stkildamusic #acousticrock #acoustic #acousticguitar
Live Bootleg: I Don’t Believe The Truth

From our Thursday night headline show at Bad Decisions Bar with an absolutely rockin’ crowd that stayed up late just to catch our set and hang with us after!

Video recorded by @mattcynner additional video  effects by Sanny.

#altrock #rocknroll #livemusic #melbournemusic #melbournemusicscene #melbournemusician #melbournemusicians #australianmusic #truth
Anyone play Fallout and guitar and loves rock music?

#idontwanttosettheworldonfire #falloutmemes #melbourne #melbournemusic #melbournemusicscene #melbournemusicians #melbournemusician
I Don’t Believe The Truth by Sanny Veloo.

Here’s a tune I put out online over a year ago, that feels even more relevant today! A song about misinformation in the media and the quest to find your own truth in an increasingly chaotic world. 

Hope you enjoy the DIY video that I self directed in my apartment using three green screen blankets from Amazon. Could not have done this without the brilliant talents of my buddies - cinematographer @sandcram and video editor @olafs13 

#altrock #rocknroll #melbourne #melbournemusic #melbournemusicscene #melbournemusician #melbournemusicians #conspiracytheory #singersongwriter #originalsong
Life is good when you’re in a sexy rock band with these legends!

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