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The People Now / Bio

Short Biography
The People Now is a world traveled alternative rock band hailing from Seattle, Washington - creating their dynamic, high energy surround sound music around social awareness and partnering with charitable organizations. This band's blend of well-crafted, intricately constructed songs, thought-provoking lyrics and cause-orientation is what draws their distinction from bands of the same genres (Shinedown, A Perfect Circle, Alter Bridge, Incubus, Alice in Chains, Foo Fighters, Porcupine Tree, System of A Down)

Their live performance provides a phenomenal multi-media experience for the audience with a well-orchestrated light show, complete Surround Sound, video backdrop and material relevant to the featured cause.

*After wrapping up their summer campaign, The People Now entered Robert Lang Studios with producer Toby Wright (Metallica, Korn, Alice in Chains) at the helm. Their highly anticipated new material is distributed worldwide, and continued with a tour of Italy and Switzerland in 2013. Momentum carried them through their international summer, returning to WA to launch an international musician exchange program called "Bands Beyond Borders," as well as a selected invite to play Pain in The Grass Festival for the Uproar Tour in September 2013, alongside names such as Avenged Sevenfold, Jane's Addiction, and Alice in Chains. Their single "One By One" was also featured as Official replay and pre/post game music on Fox Sports Q13 for NFL SuperBowl Champions the Seattle Seahawks in 2014.

The People Now has been a featured band on local Seattle rock radio station 99.9 KISW on multiple occasions, receiving airplay and accolades in support of their efforts as well as press and show announcements in the Seattle Weekly, City of Seattle Office of Film + Music and the Grammy Foundation website.

Examples of projects for charities and non-profits produced in conjunction with their live shows include; a food and donation drive in December of 2010 for Northwest Harvest, a Seattle-based non-profit that feeds those in need in the community; hosting a weekend-long fundraiser for the American Red Cross for Japan tsunami and earthquake relief at the University District Street Fair in May of 2011; and attending various concert events and festivals throughout the summer of 2011 as liaisons to MusiCares, a non-profit organization which is part of the Grammy Foundation that provides critical assistance to musicians in need, culminating in the production of a large-scale fundraising concert event on MusiCares' behalf in August 2011. In 2013, their 2013 tour of Europe included a concert for the 3rd Annual Layne Staley Tribute in Milano, supporting Theraputic Health Services.

The People Now have been honored to work with:
- The American/Japanese Red Cross
- MusiCares
- Northwest Harvest
- People for Puget Sound
- Ventana/Roche Co. Music for Malawi
- The Tzu Chi Foundation
- Solid Ground / Mara Farm
- Therapeutic Health Services
- Children of Corozal
- Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
- Camp To Belong
- Phoebe House
- The University of Washington
- "Sweet Crude" Documentary on Nigeria Oil Exploitation
- and many others

The People Now Music available for Download or Streaming on:
Amazon mp3
Pure Volume
"Only with You is there We."
www.sonicbids.com/thepeoplenow (Electronic Press Kit)

*For fans of System of a Down, Rage Against the Machine, Alter Bridge, Foo Fighters, Alice in Chains, Chevelle, Porcupine Tree, A Perfect Circle, and Muse.

General Info

Band Members
Garth Hockersmith - Vocals, Dagna Silesia - Bass, Jonny Smokes - Guitar, Timothy Karman - Drums
Artist Name
The People Now
Home Page
Alternative / Modern Rock / Progressive

Contact Info

Seattle, WA

Similar Artists

  • Shinedown
  • A Perfect Circle
  • Porcupine Tree
  • Foo Fighters
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