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SATELLITES & SIRENS

In 2008, when Nashville-based Satellites & Sirens singer Geoff Hunker was first looking to start
a band, he did what any person might do, he put out a Craigslist ad. It was at the very first
round of auditions that he found drummer Jonathan Dimmel, who had only moved to Nashville 5
months prior. It didn’t take long to round out the band with guitarist David Troyer, and former
bassist Brandon Owens. Within a year of that first Craigslist ad, S&S not only had a record deal
with Word/Warner Bros, but they completed their first full length record. Their self-titled debut
was released in March 2010, and was a critical success, garnering 2 Dove Award nominations
for “Rock Recorded Song of the Year” and “Rock/Contemporary Album of the Year”. In July
2010, they were prominently featured as MTV’s “Needle In a Haystack” artist; the first time any
artist on Word had ever been pursued by MTV.

Despite their early success, by January 2011, they found themselves without a label. Due to a
shakeup in management at Word, they were left on the cutting room floor. Unwilling to accept
defeat, the band raised money for a new record through Kickstarter. They also found new
bassist, Dave Willey, a childhood friend of Dimmel’s. In Nov. 2011, they released their
sophomore effort, “Frequency” to rave reviews. Taking off where their first record left off, this
record can best be described as more; more rock, more dancy, more worshipful, more
personal. It was again, a critical success.

2012 found S&S working harder than ever, as they toured relentlessly in support of
“Frequency”. Late summer 2012, they also released a surprise record aptly titled “The Covers”,
an ambitious cover album featuring S&S’s own arrangements and versions of major hits by
artists as varied as Taylor Swift, John Mayer, One Direction, Skillet, Maroon 5 and Chris Tomlin.
The record quickly became a fan favorite, as the S&S boys also put out a video on YouTube for
every song on the record. The videos showed a range of creativity, humor, and poignancy that
had yet to be seen from the band.

The year of 2013 can best be described as a year of touring and writing, writing, writing, and
more writing. The band was determined to write their best record to date. While pulling from
their love for worship, pop, and rock music, they wrote a 12 song record, “One Noise”, that
represents those influences equally well. Teaming up with their brand new label, Dream
Records, and with the help of some noted Nashville songwriters and producers, S&S has
succeeded in crafting a record that is sure to turn the heads of the industry, as well as the
buying audience. From the ultra-catchy hooks of “Jump Start My Heart”, to the mellow worship
of “We Are Yours”, to the electronic laden “Keep Running”, Satellites & Sirens is sure to find a
quickly growing fan base.

In 2008, when Nashville-based Satellites & Sirens singer Geoff Hunker was first looking to start
a band, he did what any person might do, he put out a Craigslist ad. It was at the very first
round of auditions that he found drummer Jonathan Dimmel, who had only moved to Nashville 5
months prior. It didn’t take long to round out the band with guitarist David Troyer, and former
bassist Brandon Owens. Within a year of that first Craigslist ad, S&S not only had a record deal
with Word/Warner Bros, but they completed their first full length record. Their self-titled debut
was released in March 2010, and was a critical success, garnering 2 Dove Award nominations
for “Rock Recorded Song of the Year” and “Rock/Contemporary Album of the Year”. In July
2010, they were prominently featured as MTV’s “Needle In a Haystack” artist; the first time any
artist on Word had ever been pursued by MTV.

Despite their early success, by January 2011, they found themselves without a label. Due to a
shakeup in management at Word, they were left on the cutting room floor. Unwilling to accept
defeat, the band raised money for a new record through Kickstarter. They also found new
bassist, Dave Willey, a childhood friend of Dimmel’s. In Nov. 2011, they released their
sophomore effort, “Frequency” to rave reviews. Taking off where their first record left off, this
record can best be described as more; more rock, more dancy, more worshipful, more
personal. It was again, a critical success.

2012 found S&S working harder than ever, as they toured relentlessly in support of
“Frequency”. Late summer 2012, they also released a surprise record aptly titled “The Covers”,
an ambitious cover album featuring S&S’s own arrangements and versions of major hits by
artists as varied as Taylor Swift, John Mayer, One Direction, Skillet, Maroon 5 and Chris Tomlin.
The record quickly became a fan favorite, as the S&S boys also put out a video on YouTube for
every song on the record. The videos showed a range of creativity, humor, and poignancy that
had yet to be seen from the band.

The year of 2013 can best be described as a year of touring and writing, writing, writing, and
more writing. The band was determined to write their best record to date. While pulling from
their love for worship, pop, and rock music, they wrote a 12 song record, “One Noise”, that
represents those influences equally well. Teaming up with their brand new label, Dream
Records, and with the help of some noted Nashville songwriters and producers, S&S has
succeeded in crafting a record that is sure to turn the heads of the industry, as well as the
buying audience. From the ultra-catchy hooks of “Jump Start My Heart”, to the mellow worship
of “We Are Yours”, to the electronic laden “Keep Running”, Satellites & Sirens is sure to find a
quickly growing fan base.

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on February 12, 2015 - 3:53am

In 2008, when Nashville-based Satellites & Sirens singer Geoff Hunker was first looking to start
a band, he did what any person might do, he put out a Craigslist ad. It was at the very first
round of auditions that he found drummer Jonathan Dimmel, who had only moved to Nashville 5
months prior. It didn’t take long to round out the band with guitarist David Troyer, and former
bassist Brandon Owens. Within a year of that first Craigslist ad, S&S not only had a record deal
with Word/Warner Bros, but they completed their first full length record. Their self-titled debut
was released in March 2010, and was a critical success, garnering 2 Dove Award nominations
for “Rock Recorded Song of the Year” and “Rock/Contemporary Album of the Year”. In July
2010, they were prominently featured as MTV’s “Needle In a Haystack” artist; the first time any
artist on Word had ever been pursued by MTV.

Despite their early success, by January 2011, they found themselves without a label. Due to a
shakeup in management at Word, they were left on the cutting room floor. Unwilling to accept
defeat, the band raised money for a new record through Kickstarter. They also found new
bassist, Dave Willey, a childhood friend of Dimmel’s. In Nov. 2011, they released their
sophomore effort, “Frequency” to rave reviews. Taking off where their first record left off, this
record can best be described as more; more rock, more dancy, more worshipful, more
personal. It was again, a critical success.

2012 found S&S working harder than ever, as they toured relentlessly in support of
“Frequency”. Late summer 2012, they also released a surprise record aptly titled “The Covers”,
an ambitious cover album featuring S&S’s own arrangements and versions of major hits by
artists as varied as Taylor Swift, John Mayer, One Direction, Skillet, Maroon 5 and Chris Tomlin.
The record quickly became a fan favorite, as the S&S boys also put out a video on YouTube for
every song on the record. The videos showed a range of creativity, humor, and poignancy that
had yet to be seen from the band.

The year of 2013 can best be described as a year of touring and writing, writing, writing, and
more writing. The band was determined to write their best record to date. While pulling from
their love for worship, pop, and rock music, they wrote a 12 song record, “One Noise”, that
represents those influences equally well. Teaming up with their brand new label, Dream
Records, and with the help of some noted Nashville songwriters and producers, S&S has
succeeded in crafting a record that is sure to turn the heads of the industry, as well as the
buying audience. From the ultra-catchy hooks of “Jump Start My Heart”, to the mellow worship
of “We Are Yours”, to the electronic laden “Keep Running”, Satellites & Sirens is sure to find a
quickly growing fan base.

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