The Pray for Sleep Story
Rock on the Range 2018
Formed while still in high school in early 2017, the band released their first single in June. “Bittersweet” garnered 2 weeks of Battle of the Buzz wins upon its release. Encouraged, the band continued writing. With an EP released in December 2017, the band was armed with material they would need to make an impact on the local Columbus music scene. Competing in 99.7 The Blitz’s Battle for the Range, the quartet of youngsters, just old enough to enter the venue, Bethel Road Pub, delivered a blistering set of music with their high energy show. Their performance earned them the win.
Having won the battle, their sights were set on putting on a killer performance at Rock on the Range 2018. Picked up by local news affiliates, members had to skip their high school graduation taking place the same day to play the show. Despite playing the noon opening spot on Sunday, 500 rabid fans, including their friends racing from their own graduation, witnessed the birth of something special.
It was their 4th show ever.
scream back 2019
Pray for Sleep’s mission from the beginning was to make the most positive impact in the hard rock genre. They put their money where there mouth was, selling out their first headline show in August of 2018 at Columbus’ iconic venue, The Basement. They donated 100% of the proceeds to Nationwide Children’s Hospital Mental and Behavioral Health Unit.
Scream Back became the rallying cry for the next set of song writing material. The writing sessions were fruitful, yielding 10 songs with subject matter dealing with the most serious struggles that all of us go through.
In March of 2019, the band took these songs and in partnership with Nationwide Children’s Hospital, produced the first Scream Back show at Grandview Heights in Columbus, Ohio for 600 students, faculty, and staff. The results were amazing and they were asked to present Scream Back at the All Ohio School Counselor’s Convention November 2019.
Learn more about Scream Back HERE
behind our eyes 2019
Ramping up for performances behind their debut album, the band is ready to take on new challenges and setting their sights high. Honing their craft and their show, the band saw industry inroads made with SJC Drum company, Vans, and performances with Cousin Simple, The Lost Boys, Like Serpents Like Doves, Silent Planet, We Came As Romans, and Red Jumpsuit Apparatus.
With the new music, the band rolled out brand new Merch and an increased focus on sharing their mission and spreading their message of “We Are Not Alone” and “Ask Us”.