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the Senators

Phoenix, Arizona, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2013 | INDIE

Phoenix, Arizona, United States | INDIE
Established on Jan, 2013
Band Folk Pop




"Treasures in the Dust: Discovering the grassroots approach and authentic, salt of the earth sounds of The Senators"

Since arriving on Phoenix’s vibrant music scene just a short year and a half ago, they’ve (The Senators) gained a solid following and have received nothing short of positive ink...

The Senators have sincerely embraced a timeless sound that pays respect to the rich tradition of roots music and harkens back to generations and artists of the past….

And while they manage to strip away the gloss and proudly wear a dusty authenticity, the group’s music is refreshingly modern...

The Senators combine intelligent songwriting and refreshing harmonies with loose, intimate and melodic songs, many of which cover broad themes ranging from old testament and Southern motifs to populism, historical events, overcoming hardships and celebrating life... - Flagstaff LIVE!

"The Senators are #6 on Billboard’s Next Big Sound chart (October 3, 2013)"

The Senators are #6 on Billboard’s Next Big Sound chart (October 3, 2013)

Next Big Sound is partnered with Billboard to create the Social 50 and Next Big Sound Chart. The Next Big Sound Chart shows the 15 fastest accelerating artists across the internet most likely to become the next big sound. - Billboard/Next Big Sound

"The Senators join New Music Seminars Top 100 Artist On the Verge Class of 2014!"

The Senators join New Music Seminars Top 100 Artist On the Verge Class of 2014!

After sifting through thousands of talented artists, the NMS A&R Committee have made their selections for this year’s Top 100 ‘Artist On The Verge’ Chart. View the full list of the 2014 ‘AOV’ Top 100 artists at:

Artists from this year’s AOV Top 100 will be performing at New Music Seminar in NYC June 8-10, 2014, as part of New Music Nights. - New Music Seminar

"Review: The Senators - Harsher Than Whiskey/Sweeter Than Wine"

“Harsher Than Whiskey/Sweeter Than Wine is the complete package for the listener. All the instruments meld together in blissful harmony that can only be described as addicting…” - waytooindie


Still working on that hot first release.



"The four of us grew up with music in very different ways. We were high-school band geeks, we spun our parents Beatles vinyl as loud as we could get away with, we started crappy punk bands from our garage.

When stars aligned to bring us together in Phoenix, we gave life to melodies that had been in my head for years. It took some time to realize that our music, at its core, stems from the relationships that we have together. Our songs speak to love, family, community and the simple beauty of the Southwest.

Now, we want to share with you what we've found together."

- Jesse

In 2014, the Senators showcased in major US markets, opened for Phillip Phillips, were licensed for overhead play in all N. America Starbucks locations and were featured on Billboards Next Big Sound charts. The band is currently preparing a series of singles and videos from their upcoming sophomore release, Battle Hymns.

The Senators are Joseph Bitz, Bryan James, Jesse Teer & Jason Yee.

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