Formed in mid-2014 Almost Awake came together when virtuoso guitarist Grady Jones and stellar drummer Gabe Conover teamed up with longtime friend and gifted vocalist, Vick Liano. Addison Egelhoff came aboard on rhythm guitar bringing amazing stage presence, and finally Tommy Cochran brought his punk influence and attitude on bass, creating a unique combination of styles and songwriting and the phenomenon which is Almost Awake.
After the well-received release of their first EP ‘The Explorer’, the band has since produced several hit videos, including a popular rendition of 5 Seconds of Summer’s ‘Long Way Home’ and the anti PC ‘I Like Asians’, the acoustic version of which was a huge bonus track on their EP. They have just finished their new single ‘What did I do’ set to release on ITunes in September and are currently working on a highly anticipated story video for their song ‘The Intruder’, set to release Halloween of 2015.
The band, which has garnered a huge following in a very short time and rave reviews from critics, was chosen from thousands of bands to represent the House of Blues Music Forward foundation after only a few months as a band and has since been selected for radio play by A.V.A. Live Radio, X107.5, Women of Substance radio (the #1 Music Podcast on ITunes), Music Inferno Radio, BoomBox FM, and many others.
Almost Awake has opened for such acts as Escape the Fate, A lot like Birds, For the Win and Hit the Lights and played with bands like Icarus the Owl, Amarionette, Dayshell, Don Vedda, Firestarter, Stands with Fists and The Promise Hero.
This group has already been labeled ‘the next big thing to come out of Vegas’ in the wake of acts like Imagine Dragons, The Killers, The Cab, and Panic at the Disco, and is often likened to bands like Paramore and the rising Pvris because of their top-notch songwriting, musicianship and amazing vocals. Their music stays with you and takes you to that place that only great bands can.