The Piano-based alternative rock group Avian Sunrise formed in the latter part of 2008 during the frigid winter months in South Dakota. Shortly after their establishment as a band, vocalist Bryan Wehrkamp's sister lost her battle with depression. This tragedy would become a major driving force for Wehrkamp and the rest of the members to write music that can connect with others, no matter what facet of life one is going through. Meeting the listener at eye-level with each song has and always will be the group's central purpose when writing and performing.
While thanking family, friends, and fans along the way, Avian quickly established themselves regionally, opening for national acts such as Owl City, Remedy Drive, Lydia, Silverstein, Quietdrive, and The Dangerous Summer. Earlier this spring, Avian Sunrise's songs "What You Deserve" and "A Noisy World" received placement on MTV's The Real World: Las Vegas. Shortly after, the group released their first full-length album "Silence in the Sound" in early May of 2011 - it has garnered comparisons to the likes of Death Cab for Cutie, Jack's Mannequin, and Angels and Airwaves. "Avian Sunrise prove that they are talented songwriters, shown through the mastery of writing great vocal melodies around perfect rhythm instrument arrangements." - Absolutepunk.net.
With determination, humility, and a feeling of purpose as their cornerstones Avian Sunrise will continue to tour and write music that people cannot only hear, but feel and relate to on a personal level.