Sentinel (band)

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Background information
Origin Oakland,
Genres Rock, pop
Years active 1996-current (1996-current)
Members Tarabud
Dennis Bestafka
Billy Mowery

Sentinel is an American rock band from Oakland, California. Their music style is self-described as Indie-Dream Pop.[1] The band plays regularly in clubs and venues around the San Francisco Bay Area. These include KZSU Stanford Live in Studio, Bottom of the Hill, The Uptown, Blakes on Telegraph, The Red Devil Lounge, 19 Broadway, Six Flags Discovery Kingdom Main Stage, The MakeOut Room and Bay Street Emeryville. They are played regularly on San Francisco Bay Area radio stations including KITS Live105, KSAN (FM) The Bone, KALX UC Berkley, KUSF UC San Francisco, KZSU Stanford and regularly make the list of top Bay Area local bands.[2]


Sentinel in 2011. Shown from left to right: Bestafka, Mowery, Tarabud.
  • Tarabud, vocals, bass
  • Dennis Bestafka, guitar
  • Billy Mowery, drums

Musical style and evolution[edit]


The band cites Depeche Mode, Flock of Seagulls, Cocteau Twins, Dead Can Dance, U2, Fleetwood Mac, ABBA, Olivia Newton-John, The Beatles and Ella Fitzgerald as influences.[3]


  • Sentinel (2004)
  • The Singles (2005)
  • Sequels & Hunches E.P. (2007)
  • Kites Without Strings (2008)
  • For Days Deep (2010)
  • Jet Black (2010)
  • Dark End (2011)[4]
  • Somewhere Else (2012)[5]
  • Points of Light (2015)


  1. ^ "Band Profile - Sentinel". Bands of the Bay. 
  2. ^ "Music News: Live 105 NSSN Local Band Contest". 52 Bands in 52 Weeks. 
  3. ^ "Sentinel Interview". Somojo Magazine. 
  4. ^ "Sentinel Album Dark End". itunes. 
  5. ^ "Sentinel - Somewhere Else". KDTN Radio One Magazine. 

Points of Light album Review Counting Stars Song Review Sentinel Discography on Bandcamp Sentinel Blog Page

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