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"Ten Albums you may have Missed"

“…an ambitious Austin rock band that won 4 local music awards in March… if their live show is anything like this album, they kick ass. Along with catchy original songs and hooky melodies, the stars are aligned for a major breakout.” - CMT


"Wideawake Album Review"

“…even a casual listen to the band’s Not So Far Away reveals that these wideawake guys know what it takes to make pop records: huge, jangling guitars, great harmonies, steroidal rhythms and huge measures of that sensitive-guy factor. The tunes area smart and sensitive…this is anthemic power-pop with great hooks, owing almost as much to Nirvana as to old-school bands like the Plimsouls, and its radio-friendliness is undeniable.” - Houston Press


Discography

Day One EP 1999
Bigger Than Ourselves LP 2002
All My Days EP 2001
Thread LP 1998
Live At Lucky Lounge 2004
Not So Far Away 2005

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Bio

wideawake is the award-winning band from Austin, Texas that brings a blend of modern rock and acoustic pop music to the stage with energetic performances and poignant songwriting.
wideawake stole the show at the 2005 Austin Music Awards, winning 4 awards, including Best Rock Band, Best Pop Band, Best Male Vocalist (Scott Leger), and Best Songwriting (Scott Leger). Their third album “NOT SO FAR AWAY" was released nationally on April 26, 2005 and debuted at #1 in Austin. In 2003 the band won the Austin Music Foundation's “Incubator Award” for Best Rock Band, an award given to the most promising band in Austin. That award enabled the band to participate in an 18-month program of music industry training and music business principles directed by Austin Music Foundation staff and Advisory Board. Their second album, “Bigger Than Ourselves,” was released in January 2002 and saw several tracks make their way to shows like Dawson's Creek, an NBC movie of the week, and the DreamWorks blockbuster movie, THE RING. The band has also garnered the support of Austin's biggest TOP 40 and ROCK radio stations and opened shows for Switch Foot, Third Eye Blind, Vertical Horizon, Sister Hazel, Gavin DeGraw and Blue October. “Bigger Than Ourselves” sold over 18,000 units nationwide.
Recently, wideawake enjoyed such a smash success on “The Rock Boat” it has already been invited back to perform in January 2007 when the ship travels to Turks & Caicos.