"Beatles, yeah, I expected that. But Manfred Mann?! Zombies?! Hollies?! Now THAT'S some singin'! ”

— Charles Bunbury

The Sensational Sleepers: Beat Boom! Radio

Animals to Zombies

Brit Hits 1964-1966

Beatles, Peter & Gordon, DC Five, Searchers, Kinks, Yardbirds, Manfred Mann, Troggs, Hollies, Stones, Who, Mindbenders and more!

Gary Rue                         (Guitar, Vocal) 
Tilly                                    (Drums, Vocal) 
Gordon Oschwald      (Bass, Vocal) 
Gary Gratz                      (Guitar, Keyboard, Vocal) 

The members of The Sleepers, ALL cut their musical teeth on these songs. Between then and now, they have all done stints as sidemen with many of the foundational American groups of the sixties: 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, Gordon Oschwald, Steve ‘Tilly’ Thielges and Gary Gratz have been members of high profile local, regional and national groups such as SIMBA, CITY MOUSE 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!

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