"Beatles, yeah, I expected that. But Manfred Mann?! Zombies?! Hollies?! Now THAT'S some singin'! And all without a bass guitar. Man! The Cream minus one." ”

— Charles Bunbury


Gary Rue                (Guitar, Vocal) 

Tilly                        (Drums, Vocal) 

Paul Cassady          (Bass, Vocal) 

Gary Gratz             (Guitar, Keyboard, Vocal) 

The members of The Sleepers, ALL cut their musical teeth on the music of the 1960s. Between then and now, they have all done stints as sidemen with many of the American foundational groups of that decade: The Coasters, The Drifters, Platters, Tommy Roe, Lou Christie, Jay (and The Americans) Black, Dion, The Shirelles, Peter Noone (Herman’s Hermits) and (most notably) as the core-quartet for Gene Pitney. 
            Besides their experience on the national scene, Gary Rue, Paul Cassady, Steve ‘Tilly’ Thielges and Gary Gratz have been members of high profile local, regional and national groups such as SIMBA, CITY MOUSE, JONAH and the WHALES and RUE NOUVEAU, to name a few. These four musicians are deeply rooted in the material that they present, providing a wonderful time machine ‘look and listen’ to the music that changed the world!