Sleepy Gonzales

Sleepy Gonzales

Sleepy Gonzales — indie / shoegaze band from Vancouver, Canada.


Sleepy Gonzales is an Indie band from a tiny basement in Surrey onto stages around Vancouver. Their sound could be described as suburban sadness drenched in reverb. Or dreamlike melodies backed by raw, tired energy.

Described as “Musical ADHD,” Sleepy Gonzales is an eclectic indie rock group from Surrey BC who are difficult to put into a specific genre. The half-Mexican twin brothers Cristian (guitar and vocals) and Beni (drums and vocals), write and engineer the sound of Sleepy Gonzales’ love and loss. Bass guitarist and punk enthusiast Nick brings an obvious edge to the band dynamic with his 70’s gutterpunk approach to song writing. Ally--one of the most dynamic front persons the Vancouver indie scene has to offer weaves the chaos of Sleepy Gonzales into strong hook-filled melodies. Ally has incredible range and versatility and can break your heart with haunting old soul vibes or hit you in the face with a hurricane punch. Vancouver photojournalist and videographer Raunie May Baker describes listening to Sleepy Gonzales music "like jumping out of a plane without a parachute and landing softly in your bed.” This early in their career, Sleepy Gonzales try and avoid categorization priding themselves on their ability to lull audiences into a collective daze with languid dream pop jams, or violently shake the walls with loud uninhibited garage punk pandemonium. Their musical influences range from the likes of Velvet Underground and the Ramones to Alt-J, Phoebe Bridgers, Big Thief, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Bright Eyes, and Tame Impala. The two things all of their songs have in common are tension and honesty. Sleepy Gonzales Music is available on all streaming services.


  • Vocals: Ally, Cristian
  • Drums: Beni
  • Bass: Nick
  • Guitar/Synths/Omnichord: Cristian