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Get some indie dream pop goodness, homegrown in Oakland, CA!
Hometown Seattle, WA
Genres Indie Rock, Indie Pop
Band Members Tarabud & Dennis
Achievements Best-of-100 Top-10 Top-10 Top-10 Top-10 Top-10 Top-10 » more
Upcoming Shows None
Contact Information:
Artist / Band Member
Dennis Bestafka 510-290-2523
# Years Experience Performing Live: 10
# Live Perfomances Past Six-months: 5
Market Draw: Adults 18-65 : 76-100; Teenagers : 31-50
Venue History: The Red Devil Lounge - San Francisco, CA
The Uptown - Oakland, CA
Bottom Of The Hill - San Francisco, CA
Make Out Room - San Francisco, CA
Blakes on Telegraph - Berkeley, CA
Bay Street Plaza  - Emeryville, CA
Six Flags Discovery Kingdom - Vallejo (San Francisco), California
Rockit Room - San Francisco, CA
19th Broadway - Fairfax , CA
Pier 39  - San Francisco , CA
Laney College - Oakland, CA
Elbo Room - San Francisco, CA
Hotel Utah - San Francisco, CA
Edinburgh Castle - San Francisco, CA
Santana Row - San Jose, CA
Que Sera - Long Beach, CA
Tracy's Bar  - Long Beach , CA
The Stork Club - Oakland, CA
Club Milk - San Francisco, CA
Opener Experience: The Morning Benders ; Ferocious Few; The Hot Toddies ; trophy fire ; goodbye gadget ; wave array
Similar Artists: U2; Cocteau Twins ; Mazzy Star; Metric; Stars ; Sundays ; 10,000 Maniacs ; Eisley; Flock Of Seagulls ; Innocence Mission
Performing Rights Society: ASCAP
Discography: Jet Black  Single—2011; For Days Deep  LP—2010; Kites Without Strings  LP—2008; Sequels & Hunches  EP—2007; Sentinel (self-titled) LP—2005; The Singles  LP—2004


Sentinel is an Indie-dream-pop duo based out of Seattle, Washington. Originating from San Francisco Bay, in California, the seeds of this sunny-seaside-dream-pop began between Tarabud (vocals/bass) and Dennis Bestafka (guitars) on a four track recorder...








Reached 32nd in Best of Pop chart in 2011. In the top 100 for 1 week.
Top 10 in Indie Rock , December 2016
Top 10 in Rock, December 2016

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The new ten-song labor of love, “Points of Light” from San Francisco dream-pop three-piece SENTINEL arrived on June 2nd after a year-long effort of writing, recording, and mastering, which has...



Technical Requirements

Drum kit: five piece
Bass amp: 2x10 with XLR-DI out
Guitar amp: 1x12 Fender Blues Jr
Vocal effects: Personal SM58 into TC Electronic Processor, XLR-DI Box ou
to mixer.
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