About Us

From the formation of The Pleading in 2006 by guitarist Justin Peaytt, Drummer Brandon Sather, vocalist Jon “Cease” Owens and bassist Jeff Strader, audiences have experienced an emotional mix of powerhouse vocals and intense musicianship resonating with a passionate and personal message of life, love and the pain that it intertwines.

Truth being the heart of The Pleading’s purpose and passion, much of their music is created from the exposed truth of their own lives. The band’s comfortable and easy-going persona easily provokes audience members to share their own stories and experiences. Vocalist Cease’s introspective vulnerability further proves their relatability to a wide audience.

The band consistently pushes the envelope by facing tough, thought-provoking issues in their music. "Our music deals with drug abuse, loneliness, sexuality, depression, child abuse, divorce, suicide...you name it," says Cease. "I've been told that some people find our lyrics to be a little...dark", he says with a sly grin, "but we like to think of them as darkly optimistic. We might take you to a place that's scary but we won't leave you there!"

After a few years hiatus, The Pleading relaunched in 2015, and now features all original members as well as the addition of Matt Robertson on lead. In December 2016, The Pleading released their self-produced debut album "Decay", which offers hope in the face of adversity and continues building on their original vision of creating deeply personal music that has an impact by delving into the heart of humanity

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Less than 3 weeks until our return to BoroPride in Murfreesboro, Tennessee! We can not wait! This is a free, family friendly event! ... See MoreSee Less

Murfreesboro Pride #BoroPride 2017

September 9, 2017, 3:00pm - September 9, 2017, 10:00pm

Join us for Boro Pride Festival as we celebrate the LGBTQ community in Rutherford County and throughout Middle Tennessee. This is a FREE event and open to the public. **If there is rain or thunderst...

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Just 2 hours to go. We can't wait to see everyone at Mike's! It's been a tough day, but nothin like a night of music to escape for a couple hours! ... See MoreSee Less

The Pleading live at Mike's

August 12, 2017, 9:30pm - August 13, 2017, 12:30am

On Saturday night August 12th The Pleading will once again be performing three full hour sets on what will be an awesome night of music, friends, food and drinks at Mike's Bar & Grilll in Clarksville,...

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The Pleading live at Mike's

August 12, 2017, 9:30pm - August 13, 2017, 12:30am

On Saturday night August 12th The Pleading will once again be performing three full hour sets on what will be an awesome night of music, friends, food and drinks at Mike's Bar & Grilll in Clarksville,...

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We Are Coming Back! Saturday, September 9th at the Square in Murfreesboro! We can not wait to see everyone! ... See MoreSee Less

Murfreesboro Pride #BoroPride 2017

September 9, 2017, 3:00pm - September 9, 2017, 10:00pm

Join us for Boro Pride Festival as we celebrate the LGBTQ community in Rutherford County and throughout Middle Tennessee. This is a FREE event and open to the public. **If there is rain or thunderst...

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Just 3 more days Clarksville! We are excited about coming back to Mike's on Saturday night. We will be taking the stage from 9:30 until 1:30! $5 cover at the door. 21+ Nothing too formal about this one, just playing some music and having some fun. ... See MoreSee Less

The Pleading live at Mike's

August 12, 2017, 9:30pm - August 13, 2017, 12:30am

On Saturday night August 12th The Pleading will once again be performing three full hour sets on what will be an awesome night of music, friends, food and drinks at Mike's Bar & Grilll in Clarksville,...

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1 week from tonight! Come out, come out wherever you are! ... See MoreSee Less

The Pleading live at Mike's

August 12, 2017, 9:30pm - August 13, 2017, 12:30am

On Saturday night August 12th The Pleading will once again be performing three full hour sets on what will be an awesome night of music, friends, food and drinks at Mike's Bar & Grilll in Clarksville,...

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On Saturday night August 12th The Pleading will once again be performing three full hour sets on what will be an awesome night of music, friends, food and drinks at Mike's Bar & Grilll in Clarksville, TN. We hit the stage at 9:30pm, and will be holding things down until about 1:30.

This is a 21+ show, and we believe there will be a $5 cover at the door.

Come out and hang with us! This should be a fun night!
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The Pleading live at Mike's

August 12, 2017, 9:30pm - August 13, 2017, 12:30am

On Saturday night August 12th The Pleading will once again be performing three full hour sets on what will be an awesome night of music, friends, food and drinks at Mike's Bar & Grilll in Clarksville,...

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