We are proud to announce that Mark VanWinkle will be our new drummer! He comes with years of on stage experience and has been credited as a song writer as well. He brings a lot to the table and we can't wait to officially start this next chapter of NOWAKE with him on board! Welcome him to the family when you see him!
His first show with us will be on January 5th when we play at Dugout Bar & Grill in Mexico, MO.
After almost 11 years with the band, AJ decided to step down as drummer. He helped to form the band in 2007 and laid the foundation of what has become NOWAKE. We, as a band and as friends, have had lots of highs and lows and we persevered through it all. His drum work on 2014's "Getaway" and 2017's "An Act of Defiance" will be forever cemented in the band's history. As of late, he informed us that his heart just wasn't into it anymore and that's understandable. We wish him the best in all his future endeavors. Thanks AJ!
With that being said, we have worked hard since receiving this news in October and will be making an official announcement later tonight as we will be playing our next show on January 5th with our newly unveiled drummer. Stay tuned!
We are currently in our annual break BUT that doesn't mean we aren't busy behind the scene on some BIG things coming up! We just released a new logo (see below) in our nowake.threadless.com Threadless shop, we are working on new music (yes, NEW music), we are booking 2019 shows and there are other surprises in store to be announced in the coming months! Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to keep up.
Aug 10 at Fubar Saint Louis w/ Sound Division & Divine Sorrow
Aug 16 at Music Under the Stars in Hannibal
Aug 25 at NTSD Tanyard Gardens in Hannibal (Epic Music Showcase presents Rock for Tots) w/ Maximus, Divine Sorrow and Dead Original
Sept 1 at L-Treyns Bar in Keokuk, IA w/ Miss Taken & October Rage
Oct 5 at Fubar STL w/ bridges, EYES FROM ABOVE, The Underground Lemon Experience and Ghost In Decay
A quick guide to NOWAKE shows this summer: