Sleepwell Citizen

'This Is Only A Test' Coming 2016 under Soniphone Records

SLEEPWELL CITIZEN (formerly branded as John Paul and the Apostles) is a three piece group that consists mainly of spit, mud, and the constant urge to destroy new things in a beautiful way. Follow this miscreant triad and watch with concerned delight as they embark on a new venture for glory and destruction. Guitarist and songwriter, Tyson Lee's vision of melodic, driving garage-rock-passion mashed with drummer, Joe Jarvis and bassist, Evan Smith's more traditionally honed talents fuse to create a unique approach and sound of their own. Garage prog, grunge, forest rock, subatomic filth pop, Dave..? Whatever you want to call it, SLEEPWELL CITIZEN will be serving it up hot and messy for your guilty pleasure.

“They definitely cover the roots of a kind of punky expression, but also delve into more interdimensional landscapes of their guitar tones and's going to be a great album.”
- Chip Butters, ButtersSound Studio

Several years of touring the PNW, nine bassists and a kazoo player later, we are now working on our next album: 'This Is Only A Test' which will be released 2016 in colaboration with Soniphone Records

Tyson Lee - Guitar-man, Lead Voice
Joe Jarvis - Drumist
Evan Smith - Basser

Nick Poling - Bassist/ Backup Vocals: August 2011 - February 2012
Mike Greene - Guitar, Backup Vocals: February - August 2012

Alex KayAnthony
Kyle Toy
Nick Poling

The Dicipleship (Street team) Twitter:

“ Nirvana meets Built To Spill. ”
Mort Salisbury - Fan

"Why The Hell Would You Smash A Television Off Stage Where Kids Dance!?"
N/A - The C.U.T. Owner

Instagram post by Ronnel Reyes • May 14, 2017 at 8:42pm UTC 0 Likes, 1 Comments - Ronnel Reyes (@abvavgnpc) on Instagram: “Mimosas, Music and Art. Pretty fantastic way to spend the morning. Tyson Lee of @sleepwell_citizen…”

Deep Cuts: Everett’s Soniphone Records

This is our home. Pull up a chair, get comfy.

#proudsoniphoneartist Fresher than Elvis in the 1950's, Soniphone Records is bring fresh vinyl to Everett all the way from France.

Real Event throws first bash in Everett - SMI (Seattle Music Insider)

We are so lucky to have these wonderful opportunities and be surrounded by wonderful people. Take a look!

#everettmusic #liveineverett New outfit Real Event puts on a show featuring Oliver Elf Army, The Co Founder, The Moon Is Flat, and Sleepwell Citizen at The Historic Everett Theatre.

Instagram post by Christine Mitchell • May 1, 2017 at 9:26pm UTC

Stage right, side profile. Tasty! 37 Likes, 3 Comments - Christine Mitchell (@housetornado) on Instagram: “The Evan is The Cool while The Ty does The Flip. #sleepwellcitizen #tyandevan…”

Instagram post by Ronnel Reyes • Apr 29, 2017 at 3:27am UTC

So much good this weekend! 13 Likes, 4 Comments - Ronnel Reyes (@abvavgnpc) on Instagram: “@sleepwell_citizen kicking things off at @historiceveretttheatre Been covering these guys for 5…”

Instagram post by Christine Mitchell • Apr 30, 2017 at 12:27am UTC

❤❤❤ 10 Likes, 1 Comments - Christine Mitchell (@housetornado) on Instagram: “It had been a while, Sleepwell Citizen. And getting to see you again in such a beautiful setting,…”

Instagram post by City on the Sound • Apr 29, 2017 at 3:15am UTC 10 Likes, 1 Comments - City on the Sound (@cityonthesound) on Instagram: “Sleepwell Citizen performing at the Historic Everett Theatre for Real Event. #everett…”

Instagram post by The Stereo Wire • Apr 29, 2017 at 3:08am UTC 10 Likes, 1 Comments - The Stereo Wire (@thestereowire) on Instagram: “@sleepwell_citizen, Historic Everett Theater”

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JPATA debut at The Glow (3.19.2012), Bellingham, WA
Toni Jasmine


Band Interests

Old movies, Nintendo, Batman, jumping around on stage like idiots and Anti-Pasta.

Band Members

Tyson Lee - Guitar-man/Lead Voice; Joe Jarvis - Drumist; Evan Smith - Basser


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