Stepping into the Spotlight with Sleeper Agent

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Every week we like to spotlight a rising band from outside of New England. Today, we get to know Kentucky’s Sleeper Agent. You can catch the band in Boston when they open for Ben Kweller at the Paradise Rock Club on Friday, March 23.

Band Name: Sleeper Agent

Band Members:
Tony Smith – Guitar, Vocals (Bowling Green, KY)
Alex Kandel – Vocals (Warren, OH)
Scott Gardner – Keys (Bowling Green, KY)
Lee Williams – Bass (Bowling Green, KY)
Justin Wilson – Drums (Bowling Green, KY)
Josh Martin – Guitar (Franklin, TN)

Celabrasion (2011)


How did you form/start?

We all met in Bowling Green, Kentucky through the music scene.

Finish the sentence, someone would like your band if they like…

…fast energetic poppy rock songs.

Walk us through your songwriting process.

Tony will sit down with an acoustic and create the bare bones idea and then we’ll take it and toss it around until we get something.

Tell us a little bit about your latest album.

We recorded it in 7 days in Nashville with Jay Joyce.

What has your most memorable moment as a band been?

Hard to choose between the Weezer Cruise, preforming on Fallon and that one time our trailer almost caught on fire.

What has been the hardest part of building your name onto the national level?

Everyday is a grind. You get little bits of bad news, or play a show that didn’t turn out as you planned. At least once a month you can expect a moment where it all seems like it’s going to fall apart.

Who are the best bands from your hometown that we might not know about?


What band would you most like to open for?


Who is your all-time favorite Boston band?


What are your thoughts on playing Boston?

Boston is such a great city. This will be our fourth time playing here.

What can people expect from your live show and why should our readers catch your next stop in Boston?

It’s an extremely energetic live show.

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