Sunset Junkies are an original four-piece rock band based in Lima, Ohio. While we pride ourselves on our original music, our set list also contains familiar cover songs mixed in so that audience members can sing and dance along with some of their favorites. The band creates an atmosphere that can be enjoyed by fans of any age, and believe in music as a force that can bring people of all ages and walks of life together.
Live, Sunset Junkies are a force to be reckoned with. Our gigs take our audiences on a musical journey that incorporates many different elements and styles, all while providing good, solid, guitar-based rock and roll. We believe in always putting on the best show possible for our fans and audiences, and guarantee that you'll come away smiling. Best of all, we believe in being professional, friendly, and laid-back at each gig, and always enjoy seeing new and familiar faces at each gig.
More than music... it's a way of life.
The Sunset Junkies were formed in 2006 by members Craig Bauman, Keith Mason, and Jeremy Patterson. Their self-titled debut was released on May 30, 2008, and is available in hard-copy or online through sites such as iTunes, Amazon, and CD Baby. In 2009, lead guitarist Joe Swora joined the band and has been a great addition. Sunset Junkies completed their second album titled "Therapy" which was released in May of 2011. All members have prior professional experience with other established groups, and are dedicated musicians who are committed to making great music. Their original new music has a rock and roll style that you can find yourself singing and grooving along to. Their influences include classic rock bands from the Seventies and Eighties, as well as new rock and alternative rock bands from the Nineties and present day. The total music experience includes stylish accompaniment accented by great lyrics and baritone vocals.
Sunset Junkies have played in a number of venues including clubs, county fairs, large concerts, and private gatherings. You can hear the music of Sunset Junkies being played on local radio stations in the Lima area, as well as online. The band plays a wide variety of music that draws on each member's influences and tastes, and the listener will find flavors of hard rock, reggae, country, blues, funk, and more in the band's repertoire.