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The Sandpaper EP (2008) (as l.a.m.p.)
Tracks from The Sandpaper EP currently playing on Angel 95 and KROCK 101.5 (Manhattan, KS)



When Ben Kliewer and Jeremy Stokely began putting thought provoking lyrics of faith and rock guitar riffs together in March of 2008, they didn’t necessarily plan on taking on the Christian music scene.
Hailing from Wichita, KS lamp brings a sound to the table that bends and blends musical genres to create a style both familiar and unique. Featuring catchy riffs that flow into screaming guitar solos setting up for powerful vocals that deliver the bands Christian message, lamp is sure to inspire and entertain all audiences with their high energy and commanding stage show.
After only two months in existence, with a few low quality recordings and only two members, the band was already attracting attention from producers and other local artists. By May 2008 lamp had been invited to go on a July tour of the states and was invited to several studios to begin talks of dropping an album.
Ben and Jeremy attempted to “borrow” a drummer for the tour but when things couldn’t be worked out, the tour was dropped.
By June ’08 lamp had been contacted by husband/wife team Aaron and Kerry Stevens, a drummer and bass player respectively. Commuting between Wichita and Manhattan, KS the band filled out to four members and began laying down tracks for a homemade demo album of high quality basement recordings. It was these recordings that caught the attention of producer Chris Cosgrove out of Kansas City, MO, as well as several music festivals and tours, inviting the band to participate.
Although a Christian band, lamp has never shied away from playing the mainstream rock scene. After a show at a club in Kansas City, the sound technician for the concert approached lamp to let them know that, although he cringed when they stated they were a Christian band, he was impressed with their music and stage performance. Perhaps he was willing to maybe lend a bit more of an ear to the legitimacy of the many times mainstream viewed stigma of Christian Rock.
lamp looks to combine an old sense of high energy rock reminiscent of the great rock legends, with challenging provocative lyrics and a positive message to create an experience not often found in today’s music scene. The only question left to ask yourself is this; do you love lamp?