SleepyPilot is: Sean VanDommelen (guitar, vocals, sequencing) Jason Bair (drums, electronic sounds) Greg Magee (Bass)
The Birth of SleepyPilot
After leaving his previous band and being awarded the chance to do a full-length album from The John Lennon Songwriting Contest, Sean formed SleepyPilot. VanDommelen wrote, arranged, produced, recorded and engineered SleepyPilot’s debut album, but he needed a band to manifest his project.
Sean recruited Jason Bair for his creative vision of music and innovative drumming perspective, as well as his close friend Greg Magee for his bass stylings.
Greg Magee began playing electric bass in 1990, and quickly moved to the upright bass as well. Greg performed as a bass player in several groups in high school, and earned a scholarship to play upright bass with the University of Puget Sound Symphony Orchestra. Greg was introduced to Sean in late 1997, when Greg joined All Kinz as their bass player. In the year 2000 Greg went off to law school in Seattle, and became an attorney. After a break from the bass, Greg was deeply interested in reforming a new band with Sean Vandommelen. The opportunity came in the summer of 2011, when Greg was offered the bass chair in Sleepy Pilot.
With this vision of Sleepypilot, the new members are bringing to life a project that was once just a thought. The album in which VanDommelen wrote is a mere starting point for the group and they are quickly expanding on the style of the album.