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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We would like to thank Broken Arrow Promotion, Fate of Adam, Offset Rock and the crew at The Boro Bar and Grill for allowing us to crash the party last night! We had a great time and look forward to returning! ... See MoreSee Less

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We want to thank everyone who came out to BoroPride this afternoon. It was great to see all of your beautiful faces. Now we are off to The Boro Bar Now Grill for an hour set beginning at 8:30! ... See MoreSee Less

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Tomorrow night after Pride, we are kicking off another night of music at The Boro! We take the stage at 8:15! This one is 21+ and $5 at the door! ... See MoreSee Less

Fate of Adam, Offset, and The Pleading at The Boro

September 9, 2017, 8:00pm - September 10, 2017, 1:00am

Fate of Adam and Offset return to The Boro with The Pleading! Fate of Adam (Hard Rock, Metal): youtu.be/Ga_opbEUpjQ Offset Rock (Rock, Hard Rock): youtu.be/u8AGe-qfH9c The Pleading ...

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Tomorrow night at the Square in Murfreesboro! We kick off the stage entertainment at 5! All Ages! FREE!!! Come OUT, celebrate, and kick it with us! ... See MoreSee Less

Murfreesboro Pride

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

We are honored to be kicking off the entertainment stage at 5:00 for this year's Murfreesboro Pride event. Last year's event was an incredible time, and we look forward to sharing the stage this yea...

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Saturday night at The Boro in Murfreesboro... 21+... $5 cover... We kick off the show at 8:30pm. ... See MoreSee Less

Fate of Adam, Offset, and The Pleading at The Boro

September 9, 2017, 8:00pm - September 10, 2017, 1:00am

Fate of Adam and Offset return to The Boro with The Pleading! Fate of Adam (Hard Rock, Metal): youtu.be/Ga_opbEUpjQ Offset Rock (Rock, Hard Rock): youtu.be/u8AGe-qfH9c The Pleading ...

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