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Sandlot Heroes  2009 - 2014   Bethlehem, PA
This power pop rock band made a name for themselves as a worthy national act. SLH garnered attention with their second #1 Most Requested Song "Out of My Hands" from their debut Pretend That We're Famous released late in 2009, in addition to headlining Lehigh Valley's internationally recognized Musikfest and Allentown PA's fabled Crocodile Rock. In 2012, they toured nationally with popular acts such as Hawthorne Heights, Bowling For Soup, and Yellowcard.

Founding Members:

Dan Kastelnik: Lead Vocals, Guitar, Keyboards
Jake Lare: Bass, Vocals
Chris Morrison: Guitar, Vocals
Andrew Gibson: Drums

Noteable Highlights:

Sandlot Heroes was an American pop-rock band hailing from Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. The band's singles "Out of My Hands" and "Believer" were played regionally on Top 40 radio, which was an unusual achievement for an unsigned band. "Believer" was co-written by the band's primary songwriter Jake Lare and Carl Bell, the guitarist for the band Fuel.

Pretend That We're Famous
1. "The Trainwreck"
2. "Someone Special"
3. "History"
4. "Out of My Hands"
5. "The Illusion"
6. "By the Morning"
7. "So"
8. "Alone Anymore"
9. "Something Is Missing"
10. "Believer"

Additional Info:

Sandlot Heroes is a pop/rock force ready to burst into the mainstream. The Lehigh Valley, Pa. group has shared the stage with some of the biggest names in alternative and pop music: Boys Like Girls, Yellowcard, New Found Glory, and All Time Low. SLH hit the studio with multi-platinum songwriter and Fuel guitarist Carl Bell - responsible for Billboard Magazine's no. 5 rock song of last decade, "Hemorrhage (In My Hands)".

With soaring guitars and heartfelt lyrics, Sandlot's 2009 debut LP, Pretend That We're Famous, created an exciting buzz, earning the band substantial regional recognition.

- The album's first single, "Out of My Hands," was officially added to B104 FM in Allentown, PA, generating 25 spins a week and peaking at no. 15 on the station's charts.
- "Hands" quickly claimed the no. 1 most requested spot on B104's nightly countdown following the footsteps of "So," which two years ago also reached the top of the countdown.
- Pretend is available on iTunes, Amazon.com, and in regional stores.
- The band supported Gym Class Heroes in the 3,500-capacity Memorial Hall at Muhlenberg College, in addition to headlining shows at Allentown's Mayfair and RockAid festivals.
- Sandlot found non-traditional outlets to expand their music including performances at local high schools during lunch periods, classes, and pep rallies.
- The band recorded a downloadable Dropcard of intimate acoustic versions for the Limited Edition CD release of Pretend That We're Famous.

B104 Program Director Eric Chase testifies: "From the minute I saw and heard Sandlot Heroes, I recognized them as a presence that could immediately be placed into the fabric of the pop culture equation that we try to create here at B104."