About Mathien—the nucleus of the band was formed at Southern Illinois
University Carbondale around the magnetic personality of
singer/songwriter/guitarist Chris Mathien. Bassist Mike Schiff and drummer Omar Jahwar were initially drawn to Mathien’s sharply observed lyrics and eclectic
musical influences. After signing with Midwest Music Group, relocating to Chicago
and releasing their debut “Hello Again” the band took to the road and became a
formidable live act selling out venues in Chicago and throughout the Midwest. In
the fall of 2010 with the addition of keyboardist Peter Wilkins the band returned
to the studio to begin work on their latest release “The Night I was an Alpha
Male”. The album is available in CD format through the band’s official website: and soon through all favored digital outlets including

The Transatlantic

The Transatlantic is an American rock band based out of Springfield, Illinois, which formed in the spring of 2010. It is comprised of Kirk Donley (vocals/guitar), Dustin Sendejas (guitar/vocals), Phil Sgambelluri (bass), and Brandon Carnes (drums/vocals). Their first ep "Small Towns Burn a Little Slower," was recorded and produced by Dustin Burnett in the summer of 2011. With smooth vocals, steady beats, and a pinch of flourishing on the guitars, The Transatlantic's brand of windows-down American rock music is both hooky and impressive. They meld Jimmy Eat World-style pop/rock with roots-rock a la Tom Petty and Bruce Springsteen in a way that makes their music appealing to listeners of all ages. Atop this canvas is painted lyrics that speak to middle-American/Midwestern life, with recurring themes of big dreams, small towns, and teenage heartbreak. The Transatlantic is road-worn, but not weary, and is ready to deliver their rock n' roll to listeners the world over.


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