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Awake In A Dream / Press

“When asked about the significance of his band's name (Awake in a Dream), singer Jeromy Holding gave two answers. "To achieve your goal," he said, "first you dream it; then you do it." He also said, "And I live in a dreamworld." ”

M.J.Hamada - Music Connoisseur

“Awake in a Dream is a five-member alternative-rock band. Along with Holding are guitarist Dave Mavis Senesku, drummer Lonny Pasilias, bassist Murv Douglas and Brian Leigh Peyton. The band's self-titled debut album consists of thirteen songs: anthems, ballads, full-on rockers and dreamy soundscapes. Holding has an eclectic list of musical influences—including the Beach Boys, Duran Duran and Metallica—and his bandmates bring other interests to the table. Together, they create music that is melodic, catchy and just plain rockin'. Take "Oblivion," a song that highlights the strengths of each band member. It has an active bass line, a driving drum beat, an aggressive guitar and cooler-than-cool vocals. The first lyric tells us, "I've danced with lepers, and I've dined with swine." The song has a hint of hellfire. You can imagine it playing over the end credits of Dawn of the Dead or some other post-apocalyptic movie. ”

M.J.Hamada - Music Connoisseur

“The songs on Awake in a Dream offer both sides of the coin—you've got your rockers and your ballads—while remaining cohesive. Intentional or not, there's something pleasantly yin-yang about this collection. With this effort, AIAD is on their way to living the dream. M.J. Hamada Writer, Editor, Music Connoisseur ”

M.J. Hamada - Music Connoisseur