Strays Don't Sleep are a Nashville-based band, a collaborative project between singer/songwriters Matthew Ryan and Neilson Hubbard. They released their debut self-titled record in 2006.
Matthew Ryan approached Neilson Hubbard in 2004 about a collaboration, which could result in an interesting self-distributed release for fans. The collaboration was much more successful than expected and Strays Don’t Sleep was formed with Neilson Hubbard, Brian Bequette, Billy Mercer and Steve Latanation.
In the Autumn 2005 Strays Don't Sleep’s debut self-titled album was released in the UK on One Little Indian. The release includes a DVD of short films that were directed and shot by professional filmmakers and friends, including Gorman Bechard, The Barnes Brothers, Martin Glenn, Matt Boyd and Jared Johnson. Matthew Ryan and Neilson Hubbard also directed three of the short films with the help of Nashville film student, Matt Riddlehoover. A 5.1 surround sound mix of the entire record and films, by Paul PDub Walton of Björk and Sneaker Pimps fame, is available on the DVD.
Strays Don't Sleep was released to great reviews from Timeout, Uncut, the Sunday Express and The Times. The success helped secure a US release, which was helped further by a placement in the hit CW (former WB) drama One Tree Hill. "For Blue Skies", a song concerning the sentencing of Matthew Ryan’s brother to 30 years in prison, was made available on the One Tree Hill Soundtrack. The band toured the UK with Josh Rouse to support the album. Strays Don't Sleep was officially disbanded mid-2006.
Strays Don't Sleep是一支美国的乐队. 04年乐队的核心人物Matthew Ryan和Neilson Hubbard(均为创作人)凑到了一起, 稍后又找一几位乐手组成了Strays Don't Sleep.
05年秋乐队首先在英国发行了CD+DVD大碟<Strays Don't Sleep>. 这张专辑为乐队赢得不少好评, 乐队遂在美国也发了这张专辑. 专辑中的最红的单曲是<For Blue Skies>. <For Blue Skies>的创作源于Matthew Ryan在兄弟获判30年刑期后有感而发, 歌曲因被CW电视台热播连续剧《篮球兄弟》(One Tree Hill)第二季选用而得以广泛传播. 但Strays Don't Sleep却在06年宣布解散.
一支短命的乐队, one hit wonder.