Sunday Comes Afterwards is Stevonnie Ross (they/them), a singer-songwriter and ukulele player.
Stevonnie bought their first ukulele in June 2011, because Molly Lewis and others on YouTube made it look like a lot of fun. Everything in their past history suggested that they would try it for a few days and it would then gather dust…which is exactly what happened.
Every now and then, they thought about picking it up again, but they didn’t actually do anything of the sort until fate intervened. At the end of October 2012, the NYC area was hit by Hurricane Sandy, and suddenly they had about a week without power, not very much to do…and a ukulele. Within the first hour, they’d managed a passable rendition of “Skip to My Lou” by candlelight. (It’s two chords.) By the time they got power back, they were hooked, and they’ve been playing ever since.
They started posting videos to YouTube mostly as a way of tracking their progress, a practice they commend to others as well. Somewhere along the way, they started performing original songs under the name of Snuggie Kazooist, for inside-joke reasons that made sense at the time.
This name would last until just before their first concert performance, when they decided they didn’t want to risk getting sued by whoever owns the Snuggie trademark. After dithering for a bit, they settled on Sunday Comes Afterwards.
(For more information on this choice and their unabashed admiration for Rebecca Black, please see this Kickstarter update.)
Eventually they wrote “The Pronouns Song,” which would lead to them performing it with the Doubleclicks, and which would also lead to the Doubleclicks covering it, which brought their music to a much wider audience.
They released their debut album, I Want a Refund, on Doubleclicks Records in September 2021. They also rushed out two pandemic-themed Christmas EPs—I’ll Stay Home for Christmas and Have Yourself Another COVID Christmas—at the end of 2020 and 2021, respectively.