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Waking Ashland Biography

Last updated: 06/29/2008 12:00:00 PM

Waking Ashland is
Jonathan Jones - Vocals+Piano
Ryan Lallier - Guitar+Vocals
Thomas Lee - Drums
Andrew Grosse - Bass

Waking Ashland is a five piece rock band hailing from the San Fernando Valley in Northridge, CA. Formed in November of 2003 with the goal of performing a form of rock that was not driven by corporate interest, but by an intense sense of genuine emotion. The punk/hardcore roots of the instrumentalists create a collective personality rare among a saturated and processed rock/pop music scene. The band was formed by Jonathan Jones, Ryan Lallier, and Thomas Lee. After a couple of months of writing, the band went in to Golden Track Studios in San Diego, CA to record their debut EP. Six days later the "I Am For You" EP was complete.

Since the bands inception, one of the top priorities has been to promote as much as possible and get the music out to the masses. Thousands of samplers, which contained three songs from the EP, were handed out all over the Los Angeles area; These samplers were met with a great response. This along with usage of internet promotion created a good buzz not only around Southern California but also around the entire nation.

The band began playing shows with a good friend, Robert, helping out on Bass. But in March of 2004 the last pieces of the puzzle were added to the band; Derek Vaughn, and Nick Rucker joined Waking Ashland.

Waking Ashland will embark on its first nationwide tour on May 28th of 2004. Hard work and supportive fans will keep this band out on the road and forever promoting their music...