Get to know Epic Music Showcase 2023 performing artist, NOWAKE!
NOWAKE started in 2007 in a Missouri basement. The band built up it's library of cover music and played bars and small venues for the first few years. Then, an evolution began to happen. The band's vision began to focus more on music writing and connecting to the fan base. Members came and went, but the goal never changed: write and perform high energy rock music and see just how far this thing can go.
So far, the band has had the privilege of sharing stages with Quiet Riot, Saul, Molly Hatchet, Warrant, The Veer Union, September Mourning, FireHouse, Discrepancies, The Lonely Ones, American Hitmen and many more.
The band has released 3 EPs to date: 2014's Getaway, 2017's An Act of Defiance and 2021's Wartooth.
In 2021, the band worked with videographer Freddy D'Angelo and released a music video for "Forgotten Melody" off the Wartooth EP.
No matter where you catch a NOWAKE show, one thing is for sure... You're going to get a high energy performance of truly inspired hard rock music!
The band consists of lead singer Mark Kempker, Guitarist and Backup Vocalist Sean McHargue, Bassist Ryan Gilmore, Drummer Mark VanWinkle and Lead Guitarist Jeremy Summers.
Genre: Hard Rock
Hometown: Hannibal, MO