Waking Heroes
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Waking Heroes

Hoboken, New Jersey, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2014 | SELF

Hoboken, New Jersey, United States | SELF
Established on Jan, 2014
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"Waking Heroes on the front cover of popular NY/NJ music paper, The Aquarian"

Sometimes when you do your research thoroughly enough, you find a diamond in the rough, and I think I found my first diamond in 2014. The name of the band is Waking Heroes, and they’re from Hoboken, NJ. I truly cannot believe these guys are not signed to a major label yet. Singer Danny Roselle’s vocals are perfect for these alt rock songs that are so well written you would think a producer put these tracks together for them. The songs that I listened to—“Lights On America,” “Crazy Life” and my favorite, “New York City”—off of the band’s EP, One Fight To Fight, really had more of a pop rock sound with elements of alternative rock made famous by bands like Goo Goo Dolls. These guys are seriously awesome and I can’t stop listening to them on Spotify!

Waking Heroes hail from Hoboken, which at one time was labeled the music capital of North Jersey. The band originally existed only as a thought in the minds of their founding members, singer and guitarist Danny Roselle and lead guitarist Mikey Vranek, long before they actually became a reality. Danny and Mikey actually toured for five straight years with their previous band and always wanted to put something together of their own. While on the road, the idea of Waking Heroes began to muster. The duo used their time touring with their former group as a living and learning experience as they shared the stage with some of rock’s elite like the Goo Goo Dolls, Bowling For Soup, Bon Jovi, Sugarcult, Lifehouse, The Ataris, We The Kings and All Time Low, which garnered them many contacts with their new project, Waking Heroes. Joining Danny and Mikey on this new journey is bassist Justin Pritchard and drummer Tim Anderson.

Waking Heroes released their debut EP, One Fight To Fight, back in June 2013, but this driven quartet is already back in the studio writing their next opus. If it’s anything like One Fight To Fight, holy crap! Their next CD will be awesome too! I would definitely give these guys a listen on Spotify when you get a chance. They are one band to keep an eye out for in 2014. - Tim Louie


"Waking Heroes featured in Yahoo Voices!!"

"Hailing from Hoboken, New Jersey, rock quartet Waking Heroes show they have the power pop chops of The Goo Goo Dolls intermingled with the burly tremors of Sugarcult and the anthem-esque hooks of All Time Low on their new EP One Fight to Fight from Pledge Music. Produced by Zack Odom and Kenneth Mount who have worked on recordings from Mayday Parade and Jimmy Eat World, the band's 5-track EP is relevant to a new generation of rock fans, those who are the children of their predecessor Bon Jovi and the grandchildren of Bruce Springsteen. The songs have an arena rock plumpness and a melodic rock throbbing that writes a new chapter in power pop punk's annals." - Susan Frances


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WAKING HEROES Debut EP, "One Fight To Fight".

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"Hailing from Hoboken, New Jersey, rock quartet Waking Heroes show they have the power pop chops of The Goo Goo Dolls intermingled with the burly tremors of Sugarcult and the anthem-esque hooks of All Time Low on their new EP One Fight to Fight from Pledge Music. Produced by Zack Odom and Kenneth Mount who have worked on recordings from Mayday Parade and Jimmy Eat World, the band's 5-track EP is relevant to a new generation of rock fans, those who are the children of their predecessor Bon Jovi and the grandchildren of Bruce Springsteen. The songs have an arena rock plumpness and a melodic rock throbbing that writes a new chapter in power pop punk's annals."

- Susan Frances (Yahoo Voices)

Waking Heroes existed in the minds and imaginations of founding members Danny Roselle and Mikey Vranek long before it actually became a reality. It manifested itself somewhere in the back of a tour van while driving across the country on the way to one more gig, in one more city, one more year in a row. "It was a chance for us to take a step back, look at what we had and think about what we wanted to have. Touring for 5 straight years with our previous band we've learned a lot, and certainly have lived a lot. We've had the chance to share the stage with some of the biggest and coolest performers in rock music such as; The Goo Goo Dolls, Bowling For Soup, Bon Jovi, Sugarcult, Lifehouse, The Ataris, We The Kings, All Time Low, and so many more. We've made a ton of great friends, who we now are honored to consider family."

Joining Danny and Mikey on this new journey is Jacksonville native, bassist, Justin Pritchard, while rounding out this outfit is newest addition, drummer, Tim Anderson. Having just recently released their EP One Fight to Fight, these assiduous four are already back in their studio writing their next release and preparing one of the most energetic and commanding live rock performances to date.


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