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Rock Band SLEEP NATION Latest Fan Actor Santiago Cirilo from The Walking Dead to Attend Concert
Founded in 2010, by drummer, Justin Swingler , and lead singer, Bran Merritt, the band’s Alternative Rock sound continues waking up new fans to Sleep Nation. 2014 unfolded the breakthroughs that precedes this year’s roar.
By: Tropic Heat Studios, Inc
Wrapping up 2014, Sleep Nation rolled into 2015 gaining momentum and an expanding fan base. “I began talking with the band through their co-founder, lead singer, Bran Merritt, who sent me the unmastered songs of their new album. The tracks were uploaded to SoundCloud and a secret link created to invite my friends to weigh-in with their reviews, among them, was actor Santiago Cirilo, (“Julio” in The Walking Dead). “ explained Gigi de Lugo. “This is totally insane. Never thought an actor of this caliber would be rocking out to Sleep Nation!” Bran Merritt commented on his Facebook page. Santiago Cirilo posted next in the social media stream, “Gigi, the music was amazing. Great band. Not too heavy, just right to motivate a crowd. Hope they keep playing, because they can win in this market, especially out here in the south. I will keep them in mind for a film soundtrack. Much Love, God Bless, and hopefully see you Soon. Let me know when I can get a hard copy of the CD. I will pay for it. But only if its autographed by the band. Happy New Year !!” Responses from friends and music industry professionals who received the secret link were consistent, fueled by an excitement that duplicated Gigi’s first impression of the band, “I’ve waited my whole life and 25 years in the music industry to discover a band this good. These days it's more challenging than ever to impress music industry professionals - there's a lot of white noise, not a lot of substance out there. These guys are writing and developing all their own songs, and dedicated themselves to the art of that, not the five minutes of fame. ” says Gigi. "I want to hear music by a new band I can imagine will still be touring 25 years from now - like some of my generation's legends, The Rolling Stones, ZZ Top, The Eagles, Aerosmith - those are artists."
Saturday, January 31st, Sleep Nation will be playing at Collins River BBQ in McMinnville TN, along with Sunday Corduroy, and Jacob Roper. “You can't go wrong with hometown shows. This is where we want to play. Three of us are from McMinnville. Justin Swingler, co-founder and drummer, is not originally from McMinnville, but he might as well be an adopted son. Therefore 2015 should start with a show where we first unveiled the band’s new recruits, Seth Bouldin and Garrett Roper" Considering their latest fan is "Julio" (Santiago Cirilo) of The Walking Dead hit series, Bran said "The band are all huge fans of the Walking Dead, you could even go so far as to say the Sleep Nation band name is a play on the entire zombie fascination.”
Among those attending the concert will be Gigi de Lugo of Tropic Heat Studios, her guests & Sleep Nation fans, Actor Santiago Cirilo, Bradly Montague (Photographer / Videographer)
Sleep Nation band members are: Bran Merritt - Vocals, Seth Bouldin - Guitar, Garrett Roper - Bass, and Justin Swingler - Drums. “Collins River feels like our stage. When we start making noise it feels like we were born to be right there at that precise moment.” ~ Sleep Nation
SLEEP NATION WEBSITE : http://www.SleepNationBand.com
Sleep Nation Facebook Fan Page : https://www.facebook.com/
Photography Credit : As Yourself & Verona Valley Studios
Gigi de Lugo
Page Updated Last on: Jan 27, 2015