A band of seven vocalists, multi-instrumentalists and performers who combine charming theatrics and lush vocal harmonies with a uniquely entertaining mix of pop-rock sounds and avant-cabaret influences. For reference: think They Might Be Giants covering Yes, or the Beatles covering Ween. Plus jokes.


From the beginning, "Awesome" has had a two-path career.

As a band, we've played the best Seattle rock-club stages, both topping the bill and supporting national acts like Harvey Danger, The Presidents of the United States of America, and the Long Winters. Our two self-released albums have garnered critical acclaim (see our press page) and our recorded tracks and live performances have been broadcast locally and worldwide from Seattle’s KEXP. In 2008, we were thrilled to be part of the mainstage lineup at the Sasquatch! Music Festival at the Gorge Amphitheatre.

As a performance collective with deep roots in Seattle's fertile arts community, however, we can’t help but branch out beyond the music scene.

Drawing upon our collective history as actors, writers, improvisers, comedians and designers, we have created four, large-scale theatrical productions which have been produced in Seattle at the Bumbershoot Music and Arts Festival, On the Boards, ACT Theatre, Seattle Children's Theatre; as well as the Myrna Loy Center (Helena, MT), PICA’s TBA Festival (Portland), and University of Oregon (Eugene). Additionally, we've been commissioned to create live spectacles at art galleries and compose original music for literary events alongside writers such as Miranda July, Jonathan Safran Foer, Dan Savage and Neal Pollock.

Recently, we composed and performed the soundtrack for David Russo’s feature film, The Immaculate Conception of Little Dizzle, which premiered at Sundance in 2009. We are currently working to complete our third full-length album, and have also begun developing a new work commissioned by On the Boards for their 2009-2010 season.


2006: Delaware - LP
Airplay on KEXP Seattle (“Are You Aware?”)

2008: Beehive Sessions - LP
Produced by Jon Auer (The Posies, Big Star)
Airplay on KEXP Seattle (“Shape Song”, “Telephone”)

Currently recording third LP

Delaware: A Subtle Spectacular (2005)
ReBar, Seattle

noSIGNAL (2006)
On the Boards, Seattle
The Myrna Loy Center, Helena, MT
Bumbershoot Festival, Seattle
University of Oregon, Eugene, OR (2007)

Here’s What Happened (2007)
Seattle Children’s Theatre, Seattle
PICA’s TBA Festival, Portland, OR

The “Awesome” Cycle (2008)
ACT Theatre, Seattle

Currently developing a new, full-length production for Spring 2010

Set List

We have about four hours of original music. Roughly half of that is bar-ready pop-rock, and the other half consists of our more theatrical/cinematic project scores/songs. We are adept at tailoring the setlist for the intended venue/event/audience.

Our covers:
Think for Yourself - the Beatles
She's an Angel - They Might Be Giants
Starship Troopers - Yes
Final Countdown - Europe
Oar - Optiganally Yours
O, Canada
Barney Miller theme song