First Waking Breath
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First Waking Breath

Temecula, California, United States

Temecula, California, United States
Band Rock Punk


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"Gotham Show"

The show went great on Saturday night. FIRST WAKING BREATH, kicked some major ass!! Luv em! - Ivan Promotions

"First Waking Breath's Long Journey"

By: ERIKA SOROCCO - For The Californian

While many bands find easing into the local music scene to be a simple task, Temecula-based band, First Waking Breath, found themselves faced with a wide array of obstacles, which they had to overcome, before they could have their music heard by the masses.

Temecula's Greyson Duncan, Dino Wilson, and James Wilson have taken quite a winding journey to end up where they are today.

"From day one it has been a constant struggle," Duncan said. "Band members James and Dino ---- being brothers ---- have relocated several times throughout California. Since we started at a young age, it made it difficult to play shows, and to practice from far distances between each other."

A few years back, the Wilson brothers moved closer to Duncan and things were looking up. But Duncan had to relocate to Florida and soon after and then the Wilson brothers to Indiana.

"Finally, we rented a small house in Indiana, and started playing shows in the Indianapolis area, and began to build a local following," Duncan said. "In 2005, First Waking Breath said goodbye to the Midwest, packed up, and headed back to California. With the little money that we had, we started a new life by living house to house with friends. Once we had saved up enough money ---- we lived in a cheap motel in Lake Elsinore for two months ---- before finally moving into a house in Murrieta."

First Waking Breath came together in a fusion of bike rides, phone books, and human cardboard cut-outs.

"Greyson actually first met Dino and I, when he was riding his bike through the neighborhood," James Wilson said. "Dino was shooting pellet guns at human cardboard cut-outs, and Greyson came over and said 'We will be good friends,' and we have been ever since. In the beginning, we didn't all have instruments, so I would keep rhythm on a phone book, as Greyson played guitar, and Dino played bass."

The band Saturday at Temecula Community Recreation Center with Chrysalis, Alexandria, Few Thy Voice and more bands to be announced. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the show is open to all ages. Upcoming shows include the Knitting Factory in Hollywood on Sunday, The Crest in Los Angeles on Aug. 11, and Tap Daddy's in San Jacinto on Aug. 18.

Crediting artists such as Nirvana, the Dead Kennedys, Tool and Glassjaw as influences, First Waking Breath believes that its upcoming performance will make jaws drop.

"An energetic show with original music unlike any other three-piece you've ever heard can be expected," said Dino Wilson.

- The Californian - Prieview Magazine

"July 12th Show Comments"

Tucker wrote on Jul 12, 2007 2:12 PM:

" Wow! thats great to see first waking breath in the paper. they are one of my favorite bands ever. me and my friend went to see them at the vault and we're shocked at the sound comming out of three people! the vocals were awesome and the bass and drums were flawless. keep up the good work guys! "

tabatha wrote on Jul 12, 2007 4:04 PM:

" These band works so hard and they are awsome.Please go check them out you wont regret it!!!!!!! "

Kevin wrote on Jul 12, 2007 7:17 PM:

" I have been following First waking breath for some time. Their music continues to evolve and only gets better and better. This is a definate MUST SEE band !!!! "

Mandolin wrote on Jul 16, 2007 7:22 PM:

" This band is full of talent. Thanks for writing such an informative article about them--and everyone--go see them live. They will not dissappoint! " - The Californian

"Battle of the Bands, High On Talent"

Among the other bands, First Waking Breath hailing from Southern California, preformed thier punk rock card and gave an outstanding performance. - ISU Statesman

"The Vault"

First Waking Breath came out on stage rocking the dust off for several screaming fans glad to see thier favorite local band back in Southern Calfornia scene. They blew it away! - PT


TPN Rock - The Rock Show
X103.9 FM
Coal Cracker Radio
PodCast Pickle
89.7FM WISU Radio (Indiana)
Rock 105.3FM Local Spotlight
WPRK 91.5FM (Florida)
“Feel The Rage” on CJIQ 88.3FM (Canada)
“Space In Your Face” on CKMS 100.3FM (Canada)
90.9FM WMPG (University of Main)
- Airplay


2000 - Lack of Authority EP
2001 - The Nocturnal Sessions
2003 - A Dreamt Reality EP
2005 - Beutiful Pain EP
2007- First Waking Breath EP



With un-definable chemistry and precision on stage, First Waking Breath delivers an energetic jaw dropping performance every show.
The unique and intense sound that has been created is derived from a plethora of musical genres and influences from each one of the band members.
Creating such a sound did not come easy. First Waking Breath formed in the year 2000 in Temecula, CA. Since then the three original members have been working relentlessly by touring, recording, and self promoting. All the while keeping their drive and dedication to create a sound and performance that will give the music scene something that is long overdue.

(Extended Bio)

“First Waking Breath” formed in Temecula, CA. They started as a grunge/punk band in 2000, after Greyson Duncan (vocals/guitar) presented Jimmy Wilson (drums) and Dino Wilson (Bass) with a few songs he had written in hopes of one day forming a band. They all shared similar musical influences such as Nirvana, Dead Kennedys, Tool, and Glassjaw to name a few. The group first formed under the name of “Lack of Authority” playing small shows through out southern California. Soon to follow was a 13 track demo complied of short, yet meaningful songs ranging in topics such as government, suicide, love, and society in general. From the start, First Waking Breath had something to say and they were going to say it.
By the end of 2003, their style progressed to heavier melodic rock, yet still showing signs of punk. After their second name change to “Empty”, the band went into the studio to record a three song EP featuring their epic song, “A Dreamt Reality“. Just as things were looking bright for the trio, bad news struck when Greyson had no choice but to move to Florida. The band made a vow to reunite.
In the winter of 2003 Jimmy and Dino had moved to Indiana. Meanwhile, Greyson had been writing songs in Florida. In 2004, the group reunited and rented a small house in Indiana and started again under their third and final name “First Waking Breath”. They started to play shows in the Indianapolis area and began to build a local following. In 2005, they said goodbye to the Mid-West, packed up, and headed back to California.
In the winter of 2006, First Waking Breath recorded there current self titled 3 song EP. As of now, they are currently playing shows throughout the west coast with plans of a US tour in the near future. They have had a considerable amount of airplay from various radio stations throughout the US. First Waking Breath is determined to make a name for themselves in this ever changing music scene. Their style has been described as loud and aggressive rock, with hints of punk, pop, and metal driven by unique and melodic vocals. First Waking Breath has shown no signs of slowing down.


Giovanni’s’ – Hesperia, CA
The Big Rock Show @ the Ponderosa – Victorville, CA
The Brew House – Ontario, CA
The Movie Experience – Temecula, CA
Emerson Theater – Indianapolis, IN
The Legacy – Terre Haute, IN
Eagles Nest – Terre Haute, IN
Indiana State University – Terre Haute, IN
The Verve – Terre Haute, IN
4th Quarter – Terre Haute, IN
Johnny Diamonds – Terre Haute, IN
The Vault – Temecula, CA
The Rainbow Room – Hollywood, CA
The Knitting Factory – Hollywood, CA
Cuppys – Murrieta, CA
Blue Café – Long Beach, CA
The Crest – Huntington Beach, CA
Temecula Rec. Center – Temecula, CA
Angels Roadhouse 2 – Apple Valley, CA
Blue Room – Huntington Beach, CA
Showcase Theater – Corona, CA
Allano Theater – Torrance, CA
Gotham @ The Hudson Theater – San Bernardino, CA
Alex’s Bar – Long Beach, CA
Dream Street – San Diego, CA


TPN Rock - The Rock Show
X103.9 FM
Coal Cracker Radio
PodCast Pickle
89.7FM WISU Radio (Indiana)
Rock 105.3FM Local Spotlight
WPRK 91.5FM (Florida)
“Feel The Rage” on CJIQ 88.3FM (Canada)
“Space In Your Face” on CKMS 100.3FM (Canada)
90.9FM WMPG (University of Main)