Bands come and go, however Sensation of Falling is a band that’s here to stay. The trio consists of Sawyer Johnston, Dean Cates and Andrew Graves. Sawyer and Dean were childhood friends who eventually met Andrew through their mothers. After meeting, the trio started jamming on the weekends with Sawyer being in Chapel Hill and Dean and Andrew in Boone.
A year and a half ago, that all changed. Sawyer graduated and moved up to Boone. With that move, Sensation of Falling became more serious. Their first gig as a trio was at Legends at the Battle of the Bands. The self-described “scrappy bunch” won.
Sensation of Falling has always had a rock and roll vibe, which has borrowed and gone through the different ages of rock from The Beatles to Pink Floyd and Radio Head. In their time together, their sound has evolved through not only knowing what to, and what to not play, but also through their songs becoming tighter and more cohesive.
Sensation of Falling has an upcoming show in Boone at Legends on Oct. 13. As the future becomes the present, the trio just wants to keep on playing for as long as they can.
“I’m still kind of amazed that anybody gives a shit,” Dean said.
Sensation of Falling is planning to produce an untitled record over Christmas. They can be found on Facebook, SoundCloud, Instagram and Twitter.