So Long Storyland comprises songwriter/producer Rathbone deBuys and vocalist Sophia Preston. Storyland formed in New Orleans in 2014 and takes its influence from many genres of music. Recognized as a "compelling" up and coming band (Kings of A&R), Storyland released their first record in September 2015, and their follow up is slated for release in early 2016.
Rathbone deBuys is a songwriter/composer/producer/multi-instrumentalist. He started his music career playing piano in New Orleans' many hotels and jazz clubs. After playing keyboard for several bands over the years, Rathbone decided to start his own project and found the perfect singer to voice his ideas. This project eventually became known as
So Long Storyland.
In addition to Storyland, Rathbone also produces music for other recording artists, and composes music for film. He currently runs his own recording studio, Rathbone Studio©, in the French Quarter.
Sophia Preston is a talented young singer and pianist. At just 14 years old, Sophia has performed at Gretna Fest, Family Gras Festival, Hattiesburg Music Fest, and the House of Blues. She writes songs, plays piano and aspires to be a career singer.
The band has received many important interviews and accolades since formation in the Spring of 2014, which include:
-NPR Interview (6/2015)
-Huffington Post (2/2015)
-ABC "News With A Twist" (4/2015)
-CBS "WWLTV Morning Show" (10/2014 & 2015)
-"Its New Orleans Show" (2014 & 2015)
-Shutter 16 Magazine "Featured Band" (8/2015)
-Kings of A&R "Featured Band" (11/2015)
-Winner of numerous Reverbnation Contests
-Dude.fm "Featured Band"
-Gashouse Radio "Featured Band"
-Slammin Tunes "Featured Band"
-KTCU FM Dallas "Featured Band"
-Salford City Radio (England) "Top 20 of 2015"
-94.7 "The Lake" "Featured Band"
-Pica Radio (France) "Featured Band"
-FAU OWL Radio "Featured Band"
-"The Chris Rose Show" WHIV 102.3 FM "House Band" (8/2015)
-The Choice Radio Network "Featured Band"
-365 Radio Network "Featured Band"
(on all of their 12 stations)
-WTUL 91.5 FM "Featured Band"
-Niji Magazine "Featured Band" (1/2016)