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"Post Trauma – True Dedication Makes For Some Good ‘California Country’"

One thing that always impresses and inspires me is when a musician finally decides to take that leap of faith and truly dives into their music career. It is never an easy decision and there will be many naysayers that tell you that you are crazy. Giving up on the somewhat easy life that society expects of you to just be a part of society is a weak goal in my eyes. This is why I can appreciate our latest find Post Trauma.



The name did throw me off a little as I kind of expected a semi-harcore band but I was pleasantly surprised by the fun in their “California Country” style. Lead singer and songwriter Billy Ulrich found himself ready for a life change in early 2011 and made the conscious decision to devote his life to his music. He went from having no knowledge of sound engineering to building a full studio in a soundproofed room in his house. The first time he pushed that little red record button he was hooked and liked what he heard. The sacrifice continued but the satisfaction of being on the road to achieving his dream has powered him through all the difficulties.

This perseverance has turned into a double disc epic of 25 songs entitled Sleepless, Dreamless. The first disc entitled Sleepless was released late in 2012 with the second half, Dreamless expected to hit shelves in May of 2013. The music is the outpouring of a musical mind sharing his life experiences from being a healthcare professional by day, rocker at night, and a full time dreamer. The song ‘Nightshift’ is a driving pop-rock track with a country twang that tells the story of a man always on the run. Billy is not afraid to put his feelings on the table in the track ‘I’m That Guy’. It is an up and down track that keeps your interest as he tells you a fun little story. The lead track of the album is the peppy ‘I Don’t Want To Get Up In The Morning’, a song that introduces many instruments and a fun vibe that sucks the listener in and refuses to let go. It is an easy song to relate to as well. Post Trauma has quite a way with lyrics. There is also a great video for the song as well which I will share below:


Go get sucked in to the fun yourself at:
- IndieBandGuru.com


"Post Trauma – True Dedication Makes For Some Good ‘California Country’"

One thing that always impresses and inspires me is when a musician finally decides to take that leap of faith and truly dives into their music career. It is never an easy decision and there will be many naysayers that tell you that you are crazy. Giving up on the somewhat easy life that society expects of you to just be a part of society is a weak goal in my eyes. This is why I can appreciate our latest find Post Trauma.



The name did throw me off a little as I kind of expected a semi-harcore band but I was pleasantly surprised by the fun in their “California Country” style. Lead singer and songwriter Billy Ulrich found himself ready for a life change in early 2011 and made the conscious decision to devote his life to his music. He went from having no knowledge of sound engineering to building a full studio in a soundproofed room in his house. The first time he pushed that little red record button he was hooked and liked what he heard. The sacrifice continued but the satisfaction of being on the road to achieving his dream has powered him through all the difficulties.

This perseverance has turned into a double disc epic of 25 songs entitled Sleepless, Dreamless. The first disc entitled Sleepless was released late in 2012 with the second half, Dreamless expected to hit shelves in May of 2013. The music is the outpouring of a musical mind sharing his life experiences from being a healthcare professional by day, rocker at night, and a full time dreamer. The song ‘Nightshift’ is a driving pop-rock track with a country twang that tells the story of a man always on the run. Billy is not afraid to put his feelings on the table in the track ‘I’m That Guy’. It is an up and down track that keeps your interest as he tells you a fun little story. The lead track of the album is the peppy ‘I Don’t Want To Get Up In The Morning’, a song that introduces many instruments and a fun vibe that sucks the listener in and refuses to let go. It is an easy song to relate to as well. Post Trauma has quite a way with lyrics. There is also a great video for the song as well which I will share below:


Go get sucked in to the fun yourself at:
- IndieBandGuru.com


"I Don't Want To Get Up in the AM Review"

I recently heard the song I Don’t Want to Get Up in the AM by Post Trauma, and I loved it! It’s a song I can relate to so well. Every morning when my alarm goes off all I want to do is scream no it’s way too early to get up. Then I went to youtube and watched the video, and it made me laugh.




Post Trauma is a three man band from California that has recently put out an album titled Sleeplelss. Sleepless is the first half of a double album. The members of the band are Billy Ulrich, Kenny Ulrich, Joe Gnoffo, and Sean Boddy . Most of the songs are considered country rock, but country rock is really rock music with a little twang in my opinion. So their music will definitely appeal to fans of country music. But there are songs that will appeal to fans of other music forms. The song I’m That Guy is all about a guy who is only looking for short term relationships. It’s kind of refreshing to hear a song where someone says if you want something serious, I have a friend you can meet. But if you just want fun I’m that guy. An image of Jason Stackhouse from True Blood popped into my mind while I listened to the song. I can totally picture him saying something like that.


And as I listened to the song Bitter, it occurred to me that all of the songs I listened to were extremely up front and honest. The songwriters didn’t mince any words they just call things the way they see them.



There are songs that will make you want to dance, and there are songs that will make you think. But overall, Post Trauma’s music is fun to listen to.
So what are you waiting for? Head on over to their website and check out their music.
- HeidisWanderings


"Post Trauma: “Sleepless” – A Great Mix Of Country Rock"

Anyone who went through the 70's in a haze, can rejoice because the music that carried you through is back again, courtesy of Post Trauma, the country rock band from Fullerton,CA. Billy Ulrich (vocals, guitars, harmonica), Kenny Ulrich (keyboards), Joey Gnoffo (drums) and Sean Boddy (bass,guitars), just like a long lost friends spotted from across the room, will take you back to the sound of some of the songs that you fell in love with during the 70's and 80's.

Billy Ulrich recorded the album “Sleepless”, in the recording studio which he had built in a small house he moved into during 2011. Without any formal sound engineer training, Billy dedicated over a year and sacrificed every spare moment and spare cent, in fulfilling a dream of turning his music into an album. He recorded 25 full-length songs, representing pivotal or routine events in his life.

There is a purity and honesty in this music that could easily have been lost in a big commercial studio. Post Trauma could have followed a mainstream path, but rather stayed close to their roots and influences, allowing it to all come together here: the harmonies, the songs and the lyrics provide one the best country rock albums, I’ve heard in a while.

The secret of Post Trauma’s music is that it makes you feel really good. I can’t think of a single unit of musicians who produces indie country-rock music, that can make you feel better. If you like depth, retrospect, sophisticated music making and just plain fun, then “Sleepless” is for you. So get ready to run the gamut of emotions on this one.

It’s a great mix of country rock, bluegrass and straight Rock. What is special is the shear quality of their musicianship and arrangements – take “I Get High” and “End In Friend” the latter with it’s superb instrumental interludes. But there’s also the humor of “Get Up In The AM,” made into a witty video too, or the singalong “Ain’t Much” and the nostalgic lament of “The Road.”

At times you’ll feel like clapping, at times you’ll be stomping and at times you’ll even be crying. But, you’ll enjoy every second of every song if you can dig a dash of bluegrass, a dash of country-rock and even a pinch of Southern gospel. As the old saying goes, “They don’t make ‘em like this anymore”.

This music is happy, sad, buoyant, contemplative and so easy to listen to. I guess the real beauty of the album is it’s simplicity. Nothing complicated or hidden within it’s lyrics and meanings. Just simple, pure, out-on-the-porch performances. Nice easy going tunes to help you chill out and change your attitude!

Quite simply, “Sleepless” is a rainbow of sounds and emotions that carry you through every time you hear it. - SoundLooks.com


"Post Trauma: “Sleepless” – A Great Mix Of Country Rock"

Anyone who went through the 70's in a haze, can rejoice because the music that carried you through is back again, courtesy of Post Trauma, the country rock band from Fullerton,CA. Billy Ulrich (vocals, guitars, harmonica), Kenny Ulrich (keyboards), Joey Gnoffo (drums) and Sean Boddy (bass,guitars), just like a long lost friends spotted from across the room, will take you back to the sound of some of the songs that you fell in love with during the 70's and 80's.

Billy Ulrich recorded the album “Sleepless”, in the recording studio which he had built in a small house he moved into during 2011. Without any formal sound engineer training, Billy dedicated over a year and sacrificed every spare moment and spare cent, in fulfilling a dream of turning his music into an album. He recorded 25 full-length songs, representing pivotal or routine events in his life.

There is a purity and honesty in this music that could easily have been lost in a big commercial studio. Post Trauma could have followed a mainstream path, but rather stayed close to their roots and influences, allowing it to all come together here: the harmonies, the songs and the lyrics provide one the best country rock albums, I’ve heard in a while.

The secret of Post Trauma’s music is that it makes you feel really good. I can’t think of a single unit of musicians who produces indie country-rock music, that can make you feel better. If you like depth, retrospect, sophisticated music making and just plain fun, then “Sleepless” is for you. So get ready to run the gamut of emotions on this one.

It’s a great mix of country rock, bluegrass and straight Rock. What is special is the shear quality of their musicianship and arrangements – take “I Get High” and “End In Friend” the latter with it’s superb instrumental interludes. But there’s also the humor of “Get Up In The AM,” made into a witty video too, or the singalong “Ain’t Much” and the nostalgic lament of “The Road.”

At times you’ll feel like clapping, at times you’ll be stomping and at times you’ll even be crying. But, you’ll enjoy every second of every song if you can dig a dash of bluegrass, a dash of country-rock and even a pinch of Southern gospel. As the old saying goes, “They don’t make ‘em like this anymore”.

This music is happy, sad, buoyant, contemplative and so easy to listen to. I guess the real beauty of the album is it’s simplicity. Nothing complicated or hidden within it’s lyrics and meanings. Just simple, pure, out-on-the-porch performances. Nice easy going tunes to help you chill out and change your attitude!

Quite simply, “Sleepless” is a rainbow of sounds and emotions that carry you through every time you hear it. - SoundLooks.com


"Album Review - Sleepless by Post Trauma"

Post Trauma is a country rock band from Fullerton,CA. Billy Ulrich (vocals, guitars, harmonica), Kenny Ulrich (keyboards), Joey Gnoffo (drums) and Sean Boddy (bass,guitars) come together to bring you an amazing blast with their upbeat mix of 70's and 80's rock and country.

Post Trauma is a Jagermesiter Sponsored Artist which makes sense because the band really knows how to get the party started.

‘Sleepless’ is the first half of a double album is currently available for streaming on the music tab of the website. Their single ‘Get Up in the AM ‘ is one of my favorites. The video is very entertaining and would make Hef proud. The video is below so you can watch and see what I mean.

As an indie band it’s really important that you present an amazing and quality performance. From the vocals to the instrumental the band really never misses a beat. Visit their site www.posttraumaband.com to hear the rest of their album, check out the video below and tell them what you think on their Facebook page! - JulietCobodo.com


"Post Trauma - Sleepless Review"

Post Trauma is a country/blues rock crossover audio attraction from the United States, pioneered and lead by project mastermind Billy Ulrich. 2012, November marks the release date of the first massive portion of the double sided (and highly double barreled compatible) monster LP "Sleepless/Dreamless", weighing in with 25 tracks of bourbon-soaked soulseeking. This review is based on said first segment of the soon-complete project, which is doubtless to be regarded as a full scale installation on its own merits already - the complete installment is scheduled to entertain your receivers and receptors in May, 2013. Read on to know more about this ambitious project.

According to the bio section available at the official site, Billy Ulrich could never stop writing songs, and never even wanted to. It soon became obvious that the ideas are not only to be written down, but the time also has come to realize those in a studio environment with fellow musicians operating with a similar mindset. The resultant mixture is an intimate, honest, deeply personal yet easily relatable stroll amidst finely resonated country fascinations, ones that hardly if ever cease to court blues rock vibes while revealing their respective anatomies.

Country music oftentimes is ready and even grateful if it has to tolerate a tint of grit in a production context, and with great delight I experience that the richness, the properly positioned rawness of the sound is a more eminent priority of the record than exhibiting ice cold crystal clarity is. The chord passages and the melodic arches are reflecting a passionate understanding and love of pretty involved country music mechanics, and, during tracks like "The Road", the lead vocalist - I presume, Billy himself - shows high capacity vocal power that is not afraid to experiment with the boundaries of the genre.

The fabric of the disc is colorful in moods, tempos and modalities. Sometimes it takes you along a warm, fuzzy soundscape which is pretty much entirely free of intimidating tendencies, though showing equal readiness to pose relevant in a more upbeat context. While I admire the slower declarations, one personal current peak moment for me - I'm not going to get out of this with a credible face, trust me - is the track called "The Jerk-off Song (Unspoken)", which, anatomically speaking, is situated between the intersection of a full blown, - NO! pun intended - legit Elvis Presley song AND the musical rhetorics of Foo Fighters - the song itself conveys a hilarious rockabilly/beatnik emotional disposition with no traces of ineptitude tolerated towards the comic book severity the track is great, inventive testament of. As noted, even the Beatles comes to mind as a connotation.

The band has made a video clip with hot chicks, booze and a pool in it, and, to be honest, you can't really go wrong from that point on, no matter how hard you try. I have decided to embed said clip on this site.

Another interesting side note : the band is sponsored by renowned high profile German beverage brand Jägermeister. No, I'm not mentioning this because of hoping to score a crate of the stuff, - really, mom. - I mention it so other eminent brands might decide to sponsor the up and coming artist before she/he gets to be an alcoholic. Ironic, huh.

So drink up, guys, but responsibly!! Like this particular blond lady, right below the hat. - NoiseShaft


"Post Trauma - Sleepless Review"

Post Trauma is a country/blues rock crossover audio attraction from the United States, pioneered and lead by project mastermind Billy Ulrich. 2012, November marks the release date of the first massive portion of the double sided (and highly double barreled compatible) monster LP "Sleepless/Dreamless", weighing in with 25 tracks of bourbon-soaked soulseeking. This review is based on said first segment of the soon-complete project, which is doubtless to be regarded as a full scale installation on its own merits already - the complete installment is scheduled to entertain your receivers and receptors in May, 2013. Read on to know more about this ambitious project.

According to the bio section available at the official site, Billy Ulrich could never stop writing songs, and never even wanted to. It soon became obvious that the ideas are not only to be written down, but the time also has come to realize those in a studio environment with fellow musicians operating with a similar mindset. The resultant mixture is an intimate, honest, deeply personal yet easily relatable stroll amidst finely resonated country fascinations, ones that hardly if ever cease to court blues rock vibes while revealing their respective anatomies.

Country music oftentimes is ready and even grateful if it has to tolerate a tint of grit in a production context, and with great delight I experience that the richness, the properly positioned rawness of the sound is a more eminent priority of the record than exhibiting ice cold crystal clarity is. The chord passages and the melodic arches are reflecting a passionate understanding and love of pretty involved country music mechanics, and, during tracks like "The Road", the lead vocalist - I presume, Billy himself - shows high capacity vocal power that is not afraid to experiment with the boundaries of the genre.

The fabric of the disc is colorful in moods, tempos and modalities. Sometimes it takes you along a warm, fuzzy soundscape which is pretty much entirely free of intimidating tendencies, though showing equal readiness to pose relevant in a more upbeat context. While I admire the slower declarations, one personal current peak moment for me - I'm not going to get out of this with a credible face, trust me - is the track called "The Jerk-off Song (Unspoken)", which, anatomically speaking, is situated between the intersection of a full blown, - NO! pun intended - legit Elvis Presley song AND the musical rhetorics of Foo Fighters - the song itself conveys a hilarious rockabilly/beatnik emotional disposition with no traces of ineptitude tolerated towards the comic book severity the track is great, inventive testament of. As noted, even the Beatles comes to mind as a connotation.

The band has made a video clip with hot chicks, booze and a pool in it, and, to be honest, you can't really go wrong from that point on, no matter how hard you try. I have decided to embed said clip on this site.

Another interesting side note : the band is sponsored by renowned high profile German beverage brand Jägermeister. No, I'm not mentioning this because of hoping to score a crate of the stuff, - really, mom. - I mention it so other eminent brands might decide to sponsor the up and coming artist before she/he gets to be an alcoholic. Ironic, huh.

So drink up, guys, but responsibly!! Like this particular blond lady, right below the hat. - NoiseShaft


"“Sleepless” A Gamut Of Country Rock Emotions"

Anyone who went through the 70's in a haze, can rejoice because the music that carried you through is back again, courtesy of Post Trauma, the country rock band from Fullerton,CA. Billy Ulrich (vocals, guitars, harmonica), Kenny Ulrich (keyboards), Joey Gnoffo (drums) and Sean Boddy (bass,guitars), just like a long lost friends spotted from across the room, will take you back to the sound of some of the songs that you fell in love with during the 70's and 80's.

Billy Ulrich recorded the album “Sleepless”, in the recording studio which he had built in a small house he moved into during 2011. Without any formal sound engineer training, Billy dedicated over a year and sacrificed every spare moment and spare cent, in fulfilling a dream of turning his music into an album. He recorded 25 full-length songs, representing pivotal or routine events in his life.

There is a purity and honesty in this music that could easily have been lost in a big commercial studio. Post Trauma could have followed a mainstream path, but rather stayed close to their roots and influences, allowing it to all come together here: the harmonies, the songs and the lyrics provide one the best country rock albums, I’ve heard in a while.

The secret of Post Trauma’s music is that it makes you feel really good. I can’t think of a single unit of musicians who produces indie country-rock music, that can make you feel better. If you like depth, retrospect, sophisticated music making and just plain fun, then “Sleepless” is for you. So get ready to run the gamut of emotions on this one.

It’s a great mix of country rock, bluegrass and straight Rock. What is special is the shear quality of their musicianship and arrangements – take “I Get High” and “End In Friend” the latter with it’s superb instrumental interludes. But there’s also the humor of “Get Up In The AM,” made into a witty video too, or the singalong “Ain’t Much” and the nostalgic lament of “The Road.”

At times you’ll feel like clapping, at times you’ll be stomping and at times you’ll even be crying. But, you’ll enjoy every second of every song if you can dig a dash of bluegrass, a dash of country-rock and even a pinch of Southern gospel. As the old saying goes, “They don’t make ‘em like this anymore”.

This music is happy, sad, buoyant, contemplative and so easy to listen to. I guess the real beauty of the album is it’s simplicity. Nothing complicated or hidden within it’s lyrics and meanings. Just simple, pure, out-on-the-porch performances. Nice easy going tunes to help you chill out and change your attitude!

Quite simply, “Sleepless” is a rainbow of sounds and emotions that carry you through every time you hear it. - ReviewIndie.com


"Post Trauma Debut: Sleepless"

“Making great songs and bringing them to life on record and stage to share with the world” is the business of California Country Rock band Post Trauma and their debut album, Sleepless, released November 2012. The pride and joy of Joey Gnoffo, Sean M Boddy, Kenny Urich and founder, Bill Urich, Sleepless is the product of an entire lifestyle shift, sponsored by Jagermeister and fuelled by an incredible talent for capturing the best parts of country rock entertainment; and all in the name of bringing us some great tunes. With “far too many influences to name”, they are stepping out into their own brand of fun-filled, easy listening tunes that will have you tapping your toes almost instantly.
It starts of soft and delicate, but with a good ol’ healthy dose of piano, harmonica, drums, guitar and party lyrics to boot, Night Shift turns into one of the most captivating dance tunes that you simply can’t resist, and End in Friend is one of those songs you’d love to hear playing on the juke box in one of those small-town bars filled on a Friday night.

I’m That Guy is particularly lyrically entertaining, making me wish I had me some cowboy boots that I could whip out while I pretended that I knew how to line dance. With a catchy beat and emotive, humour-filled lyrics, Get Up in the AM is absolutely the funkiest description of that dreaded morning wakeup call that always seems to come too quick.
The upbeat, funky rock style of Sleepless is more than enough to fill the awkward space of time left by insomnia and late nights, and it’s definitely a spice of “good morning” for those early starts.

Coming a long way since attempting to fulfil their unquenchable urge to drench themselves in the world of music in their home studio two years ago, Post Trauma have not only done a ripper job with Sleepless, but also have plans to release a second album in May 2013.
And while we patiently wait the four months until Dreamless is released, we can take comfort in all the good times to be had with Sleepless, even if they take place while the rest of the world is sleeping.
- IndieMunity.com


"Post Trauma Debut: Sleepless"

“Making great songs and bringing them to life on record and stage to share with the world” is the business of California Country Rock band Post Trauma and their debut album, Sleepless, released November 2012. The pride and joy of Joey Gnoffo, Sean M Boddy, Kenny Urich and founder, Bill Urich, Sleepless is the product of an entire lifestyle shift, sponsored by Jagermeister and fuelled by an incredible talent for capturing the best parts of country rock entertainment; and all in the name of bringing us some great tunes. With “far too many influences to name”, they are stepping out into their own brand of fun-filled, easy listening tunes that will have you tapping your toes almost instantly.
It starts of soft and delicate, but with a good ol’ healthy dose of piano, harmonica, drums, guitar and party lyrics to boot, Night Shift turns into one of the most captivating dance tunes that you simply can’t resist, and End in Friend is one of those songs you’d love to hear playing on the juke box in one of those small-town bars filled on a Friday night.

I’m That Guy is particularly lyrically entertaining, making me wish I had me some cowboy boots that I could whip out while I pretended that I knew how to line dance. With a catchy beat and emotive, humour-filled lyrics, Get Up in the AM is absolutely the funkiest description of that dreaded morning wakeup call that always seems to come too quick.
The upbeat, funky rock style of Sleepless is more than enough to fill the awkward space of time left by insomnia and late nights, and it’s definitely a spice of “good morning” for those early starts.

Coming a long way since attempting to fulfil their unquenchable urge to drench themselves in the world of music in their home studio two years ago, Post Trauma have not only done a ripper job with Sleepless, but also have plans to release a second album in May 2013.
And while we patiently wait the four months until Dreamless is released, we can take comfort in all the good times to be had with Sleepless, even if they take place while the rest of the world is sleeping.
- IndieMunity.com


"Post Trauma: Sleepless"

Fun. Wacky. But not without a serious approach to their craft. Post Trauma aren't the metal band their name seemingly conveys.

Sleepless is the first half of a double album that Post Trauma is releasing within six months of each other. The songs cover every day, ordinary topics—the bummer of waking up each day, stealing girlfriends in spite of "the man code," and a humorous biographical exploration of "that guy."

Post Trauma embodies the laid back attitude of Jimmy Buffett, the silly humor of They Might Be Giants, and the music of...hmmm...well, Post Trauma. It's somewhat like country, but not. At the same time, it's not quite rock 'n' roll. Take a listen and decide for yourself.

Sleepless (and its counterpart Dreamless) is the brainchild of Billy Ulrich, who decided one day he needed to put his thoughts to music. The result are the 25 tracks that comprise his debut double album. The songs also seem to serve as a veritable psychological profile of Ulrich himself.

Some of the songs are about pivotal events in my high octane life, while others simply describe the daily routine of being a health care professional by day, a rocker at night, and a full time dreamer, all day, every day.
- Billy Ulrich, Post Trauma songwriter/lyricist

Critically speaking, Sleepless isn't going to win a Grammy for its multi-million dollar production budget. It's a band with some gear who've chronicled their first couple dozen songs in studio. But the band isn't going for the razzle dazzle of Lady Gaga, or even the sparse (and overplayed) brilliance of Gotye.

Post Trauma want you to hear their songs, smile, and come along for the ride with them. With all the fun and quirkiness packed into Sleepless, one can only wonder what's in store for Dreamless, due out in the summer of '13. - CoyoteMusic.com


"Music Review: Post Trauma"

Hello everyone! I am bringing you another music review right now.

Today, I will be reviewing the music of Post Trauma, a country rock band from Fullerton, California. You can check out their music here, and more links can be found below the review!

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"Making great songs and bringing them to life on record and stage to share with the world."

Post Trauma is a California Country Rock band compromised of members Billy Ulrich, Kenny Ulrich, Joey Gnoffo, and Sean Boddy. They are a Jagermesiter sponsored band, and have just released the first half of a double album, referred to as 'Sleepless'. The double album together is named 'Sleepless and Dreamless'.

'Dreamless' will be released in May of 2013. Keep an eye out for that.



The music of Post Trauma is undoubtedly unapologetic, rockin country music with a hint of added bluegrass, that packs a punch. They are highly dedicated to the music they make. It's easy to tell that with just one listen.

'Get Up in the AM' has to be my favourite Post Trauma track. Besides being just plain funny, it's very well recorded, played, written, and more - like all of their music.
The vocals are free, and flow nicely, telling a story. The instrumental tracks are flawless, as well.

I give them five stars and beyond.

Go take a listen to Post Trauma today. I promise you - they will become your new favourite country band!

You can check them out at the links below:
- MyOneSaneNote


"Music Review: Post Trauma"

Hello everyone! I am bringing you another music review right now.

Today, I will be reviewing the music of Post Trauma, a country rock band from Fullerton, California. You can check out their music here, and more links can be found below the review!

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"Making great songs and bringing them to life on record and stage to share with the world."

Post Trauma is a California Country Rock band compromised of members Billy Ulrich, Kenny Ulrich, Joey Gnoffo, and Sean Boddy. They are a Jagermesiter sponsored band, and have just released the first half of a double album, referred to as 'Sleepless'. The double album together is named 'Sleepless and Dreamless'.

'Dreamless' will be released in May of 2013. Keep an eye out for that.



The music of Post Trauma is undoubtedly unapologetic, rockin country music with a hint of added bluegrass, that packs a punch. They are highly dedicated to the music they make. It's easy to tell that with just one listen.

'Get Up in the AM' has to be my favourite Post Trauma track. Besides being just plain funny, it's very well recorded, played, written, and more - like all of their music.
The vocals are free, and flow nicely, telling a story. The instrumental tracks are flawless, as well.

I give them five stars and beyond.

Go take a listen to Post Trauma today. I promise you - they will become your new favourite country band!

You can check them out at the links below:
- MyOneSaneNote


"Post Trauma: “Sleepless” The Real Beauty Of Simplicity, In Country Rock!"

Anyone who went through the 70's in a haze, can rejoice because the music that carried you through is back again, courtesy of Post Trauma, the country rock band from Fullerton,CA. Billy Ulrich (vocals, guitars, harmonica), Kenny Ulrich (keyboards), Joey Gnoffo (drums) and Sean Boddy (bass,guitars), just like long lost friends spotted from across the room, will take you back to the sound of some of the songs that you fell in love with during the 70's and 80's.

Billy Ulrich recorded the album “Sleepless”, in the recording studio which he had built in a small house he moved into during 2011. Without any formal sound engineer training, Billy dedicated over a year and sacrificed every spare moment and spare cent, in fulfilling a dream of turning his music into an album. He recorded 25 full-length songs, representing pivotal or routine events in his life.

There is a purity and honesty in this music that could easily have been lost in a big commercial studio. Post Trauma could have followed a mainstream path, but rather stayed close to their roots and influences, allowing it to all come together here: the harmonies, the songs and the lyrics provide one of the best country rock albums, I’ve heard in a while.

The secret of Post Trauma’s music is that it makes you feel really good. I can’t think of a single unit of musicians who produces indie country-rock music, that can make you feel better. If you like depth, retrospect, sophisticated music making and just plain fun, then “Sleepless” is for you. So get ready to run the gamut of emotions on this one.


It’s a great mix of country rock, bluegrass and straight rock. What is special is the shear quality of their musicianship and arrangements – take “I Get High” and “End In Friend” the latter with it’s superb instrumental interludes. But there’s also the humor of “Get Up In The AM,” made into a witty video too, or the singalong “Ain’t Much” and the nostalgic lament of “The Road.”

At times you’ll feel like clapping, at times you’ll be stomping and at times you’ll even be crying. But, you’ll enjoy every second of every song if you can dig a dash of bluegrass, a dash of country-rock and even a pinch of Southern gospel. As the old saying goes, “They don’t make ‘em like this anymore”.

This music is happy, sad, buoyant, contemplative and so easy to listen to. I guess the real beauty of the album is it’s simplicity. Nothing complicated or hidden within it’s lyrics and meanings. Just simple, pure, out-on-the-porch performances. Nice easy going tunes to help you chill out and change your attitude!

Quite simply, “Sleepless” is a rainbow of sounds and emotions that carry you through, every time you hear it. - JamSphere.com


"Rockin Sleepless by Post Trauma"

Post Trauma’s new disc, “Sleepless” kicks ass! I don’t know any other way to put it. This is a rockin’, ballsy record that has the Middle Tennessee Music team in love with another great independent band! These cats are tight and cover a wide range of styles, sounds, and emotions rockin’ in a truly indie fashion. They don’t hold themselves back to any one particular style, but everything they do has their own little twist in it. Listen closely to “Wrong Parts” to get what I mean.
“Sleepless” is brutal and tender, simple and complex. No subject is taboo and emotions run wild.
Lead man, Billy Ulrich says -
This is very much my life’s work. It’s taken a year to create. Some of the songs are about pivotal events in my high octane life, while others simply describe the daily routine of being a health care professional by day, a rocker at night, and a full time dreamer, all day, every day.
It seems that Jägermeister have picked them up as a sponsored group, and not a moment too soon! With their knack for being able to switch from West Coast grunge to New York rock and Nashville country or moody alternative, Post Trauma should be a great fit for almost any venue.

Read more at http://www.midtnmusic.com/rockin-sleepless-by-post-trauma/#kYkGlK7pcfSX58p5.99 - MidTnMusic.com


"'Sleepless, Dreamless - A Welcome Transcendence'"

Billy Ulrich sought a dream. This dream was not, apparently, having brunch with Natalie Portman or jamming on stage with Bob Dylan like the comically untalented Mumford and Sons. His dream was almost paradoxically simple-make music and let people listen in on the fun. This included songs of love, songs of getting past the hard times, songs of working hard for little return, and songs of dreaming, no less. Billy Ulrich is the creative mastermind behind Post Trauma. Like Billy Corgan’s metaphorical odysseys, Post Trauma paints a sensible picture of adventure and intrigue. Like Conor Oberst of Bright Eyes fame before him, Ulrich cleverly plays emotional pull strings to full effect, finding a tender modicum of heartfelt pop arrangements. But this isn’t all cheeky emotional bullshit. Post trauma implements piano-driven melodies, harmonica duets, and some rambunctious guitar wailing for a concoction of sophistication and blissful play.

Post Trauma is unveiling his adventurous double album ‘Sleepless, Dreamless.’ Each disc represents one side of the touching nighttime adventures of dreaming. This idea of dreams courses through nearly every aspect of the music. Fun ditties hop and bound like uplifting dreams of dancing on clouds and picket fence homes by the beach. His dreams showcase an undying love, a love essentially unheard of in reality, but rampant and admirable in the confines of the dream.

But dreams turn sinister…dark, even evil. Post Trauma never reminds us of this. These nightmares are nonexistent in his painted dream world.

In its raw form, Post trauma is country-pop, but done far better and more memorable than the haphazard work of, say, a contrived American Idol-alum. Ulrich seems to float along in a level of sheer professional instrumentation, appealing to the hopeful Middle America with a fun class-A approachability. Tracks such as ‘End in Friend’ recall joyous times with friends, and the conclusion of the bromance. ‘I Get High’ is a slower jam, channeling a more soft-reggae tone. Instead of promoting Ulrich’s apparent previous drug use, he sort of lampoons it in a cloud of indifference that shrouded his previous adventures in, well, anything. He’s the sophisticated one, for what it is worth.

Songs of love lost run through the album ‘Sleepless’ (the first half of the epic, ‘Dreamless,’ is some time away from release) is the obvious beginning to a talented career, a culmination of Ulrich’s adventures in dreams and exploration. He attempts various sounds to full effect, and forgives the grim reality of the everyday for a chockfull fun journey into the world of dreams. And considering Ulrich is, in fact, exploring his own very real dreams with his musical incarnation ‘Post Trauma,’ it seems even he is merging the line between reality and imagination. Funny how we came to that. Maybe ‘Sleepless, Dreamless’ really is all about life.
- TheLevityBall.com


Discography

'I'm that Guy' - Feb 14, 2013
"Get up in the AM' - November 20, 2012
'Sleepless' - November 2012
'Dreamless' - October 2013

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Bio

Post Trauma Band is a Jagermeister Sponsored Artist from Fullerton; CA. Comprised of members Billy Ulrich, Kenny Ulrich and Joey Gnoffo, the band has played over 200 concerts in just 3 years. Their compelling spectacles quickly earned them a reputation as one of Orange County’s premiere live acts, and also caught the eye of hard liquor heavy weight Jagermeister.

In 2011, the band began work on their first full length release, and their inclination to go to extremes on stage carried over to the recording process. Instead of putting out a short demo as most band do at first, Post Trauma Band went all the way, spending a year writing and recording a double disc release entitled ‘Sleepless, Dreamless.’ The first half of the double album, ‘Sleepless,’ was released to astonishing critical acclaim in November of 2012. MTM called Sleepless ‘A rockin’ ballsy record,’ while The Levity Ball labeled it ‘A welcome transcendence,’ and even likened front man Billy Ulrich to one of his idols: Billy Corrigan.

‘Sleepless’ is on the lighter side of the bands musical spectrum. It’s an entertaining series of storytelling songs that combine Country twang, nostalgic symphonies, classy Rock guitars, a healthy sense of humor and true emotion. SoundLooks said that "At times you’ll feel like clapping, at times you’ll be stomping and at times you’ll even be crying. But, you’ll enjoy every second of every song if you can dig a dash of bluegrass, a dash of country-rock and even a pinch of Southern gospel. As the old saying goes, “They don’t make ‘em like this anymore”...

In support of the album, Post Trauma Band produced 2 full length music videos. ‘Get Up in the AM’ released in November 2012 quickly became the working man’s anthem. Complete with bikini clad Playboy Bunnies and the echoes of the Boss’s reprimand, Post Trauma Band carried out every working person’s fantasy by smashing, chain-sawing, and otherwise defiling a series of alarm clocks.

The second single, ‘I’m that Guy’ showcased the band’s individual personalities with a four way split screen. Jamsphere said of the music video, ‘With every new release, it’s always a step forward for the members of Post Trauma, and never a step backward. Here on “I’m That Guy,” the band displays their ease with constructing a hand-clapping jukebox hit. This is catchy country-pop music that gets feet tappin’ and voices singin’ along; its music that provides a happy melody to the lives of their fans and casual listeners alike.”

Throughout the breakneck schedule of playing concerts, recording a double album and making music videos, Post Trauma Band still found time to do a collaboration project with friends Sebastian Saraceno and Ronald Clark. 'Risen' is an inspirational and uplifting Rock song with heartfelt lyrics and an unforgettable melody. Sebastian Saraceno and Ronald Clark wrote the lyrics and fundamental chords, and chose to collaborate with Post Trauma Band to perform and record the track. Produced and engineered by Post Trauma Band, 'Risen' came to life much in the same fashion as 'Sleepless.' Sebastian, Ronald and Post Trauma performed the song on the hit television show Pit Boss in March of 2013. A four song collaborative EP is due for release in June 2013.

Post Trauma Band is often asked how they’ve managed to accomplish so much in a relatively short time: A double album, a collaborative EP, a series of music videos, television performances, Jagermeister sponsorship and over 200 live concerts. The answer boils down to one fundamental base that most bands don’t have: Post Trauma Band is family. Guitarist/Singer Billy Ulrich and keyboardist Kenny Ulrich are brothers. Joey was a friend of the family, and in 2010 when the band was forming, everything just made sense.

Their musical diversity stems from the tastes each member brings. Kenny is a film soundtrack composer, and supplies the huge sound of symphonies as heard on ‘The Road,’ along with the quirky yet undeniably catchy multi-instrumental tracks showcased on ‘I Get High’ and ‘Heartbreaker.’ Joey is a pure Rock drummer, pulling inspiration from the Hard Rock greats of the 90’s and today. Songs ‘Shot Down’ and ‘Nightshift’ showcase his rare ability to play the pocket and unleash the thunder on command. Billy is a Rock/Metal guitarist and a Country lyricist. “I’m that Guy’ and ‘End in Friend’ are a prime examples of his story-telling lyrics set to a thundering Les Paul.

Post Trauma Band shows no signs of letting up, and is very much looking forward to the next release, the next music video, and more than anything, the next concert. Recorded last year and silently waiting to invade your eardrums, ‘Dreamless’ is the next phase in the Post Trauma story. The second half of their debut double album takes a journey deeper into the Rock side of Post Trauma Band. Darker, louder, heavier and self indulgent, Dreamless hits stores this summer.