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Sentinel / Bio

Sentinel is an Indie-dream-pop three piece based in Oakland, the Bay Area of California. The seeds of this sunny-seaside-dream-pop began with chance encounter between Tarabud (vocals/bass), Dennis Bestafka (guitars), and Bill Mowery (drums) in San Francisco.

Sentinel's sound echoes influences of their mutual visions of 80's synth and 90's dream pop. Bands like Cocteau Twins, Smiths, U2, My Bloody Valentine, Cure, Flock Of Seagulls. and Ocean Blue have provided consistent inspiration, creating a long catalog of moods & textures to draw from while developing their sound.
Their catalog has been expansive with variety. The following five albums and several singles were self-released: Sentinel (self titled) - 2004; The Singles - 2005; Sequels & Hunches E.P. - 2007; Kites Without Strings - 2008; For Days Deep & single video- 2010; Jet Black Single & video - 2010; Dark End Single- 2011; Somewhere Else Single ~ video & dance remix - 2012; Points of Light album - 6/2/2015.

Sentinel has had extensive support from local DJ's playing them over the airwaves to Bay Area listeners. They can be heard on Live105.3 FM, KALX 90.7 FM, & KZSU 90.1 FM. Also, they have been featured by Nic Harcourt's syndicated program 'Connections Made by Guitar Center' broadcast nationally on FM stations in the USA. gc.guitarcenter.com/connections. Currently getting played on over 145 college Radio stations in the USA!

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Band Members
Tarabud - Bass/Vocals, Dennis~Guitar, Billy~Drums
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Indie / indie pop / dream pop

Contact Info

Oakland, CA

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