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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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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Some Pics from last night's big Tiffany & Tyler Birthday Bash at The Warehouse. It was an awesome show with great bands who jumped in at the last minute. Many thanks to everyone who came out, MandiStark, Billy BarratJansen and the whole crew at Warehouse Concert Lounge and Event Center and Tiffany N Tyler! ... See MoreSee Less

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Wise Words from our favorite drummer (sorry Brando)! ... See MoreSee Less

Drum roll, please... Enjoy Animal's brand new #ThoughtOfTheWeek! 🥁

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On July 15, The Pleading is honored to be sharing the stage with Scott Stapp and his latest project Art Of Anarchy at The Warehouse Concert Lounge and Event Center in Clarksville! This is going to be an incredible night, and advance discounted $22 tickets are now available directly from any of our band members! ... See MoreSee Less

Live at The Warehouse

July 15, 2017, 7:15pm - July 15, 2017, 11:30pm

Update: Due to flight cancellations, Art of Anarchy has had to cancel their performance at tonight's show. At the same time, it appears Up from Ashes has also decided to pull out. However, the show m...

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Due to flight cancellations, Art of Anarchy has had to cancel their performance at tonight's show. At the same time, it appears Up from Ashes has also decided to pull out. However, the show must go on, and is now FREE admission, and we are proud to announce that Head Trauma and Six Down Sunday have jumped on the bill! It's going to be a great night!


Head trauma
Awaken
The Pleading
Six Down Sunday


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On July 15, The Pleading is honored to be sharing the stage with Scott Stapp and his latest project Art Of Anarchy at The Warehouse Concert Lounge and Event Center in Clarksville! This is going to be an incredible night, and advance discounted $22 tickets are now available directly from any of our band members!

Featuring:
Art of Anarchy

With:
Up From Ashes
Awaken
The Pleading

18+ show.

Doors @ 6pm
Show @ 7:15pm

Advance: $22 Tix from the band
$25 DoS
Additional $5 surcharge for minors at the door.
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Live at The Warehouse

July 15, 2017, 7:15pm - July 15, 2017, 11:30pm

Update: Due to flight cancellations, Art of Anarchy has had to cancel their performance at tonight's show. At the same time, it appears Up from Ashes has also decided to pull out. However, the show m...

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