Born by the name 'Simple Machine', Sunday Punch was around before they even realized. Drummer, Lennon and keyboardist, Tof had been playing together for some time around 1999 with a local band called Company 6. It wasn't too late into that same year when Tof and Lennon both realized it was time for them to move on. Lennon moved to Pennsylvania to pursue other things while Tof began to play music again with his brothers, Thom and Eric Hoglen. Something they had done since they were just kids. Along with that the brothers were involved in other projects including 'Catchpenny', another local band with deep roots in classic rock. Lennon continued to play drums anytime he had the chance, all the while realizing that what he was looking for wasn't going to be found for some time. About three years past and Lennon came down to pay his family and friends a visit during Christmas. It was during his short stay that he, Tof, and Thom got together to mess around and play some music. They ended up writing a tune that they were really proud of. They performed a few songs at The Yellow House (a local community arts center) on new years eve as 'Simple Machine'. Lennon then went back home and Thom and Tof continued in their musical pursuits. It was at a performance where Tof met up with Chance, and decided to get together to see what would happen. It was after that meeting that Chance, Thom, and Tof began playing together on a more frequent basis. Lennon returned that summer to pay another visit and to write a song that would be the pivotal point for these four guys and their music. The four of them wrote a song called 'Life Without the Rain'. Within a week of writing and recording the song it was being played on the local radio station KKDY. It was expected to be played for about 6 weeks, and has now been on the air for about 6 months. Writing that tune made them all realize that there was something special about the way they all worked together. A few months later they decided this was something they were ready to go after full force. Lennon moved back from Pennsylvania and they immediately began writing and recording for their new all original album 'January'. In the midst of trying to tie together some of the business sides of things, they realized the name 'Simple Machine' had already been taken. A consensus was made and they decided on Sunday Punch. Februaury 7, 2004 marked the release of 'January' and the 'unveiling' of Sunday Punch. Though there was much anticipation, no one could have guessed how well-received the album would be on the first night. Though that February night marked the maiden voyage of Sunday Punch and 'January', the venue was tightly packed with at or near record attendance and the band found themselves with only a handful of CDs remaining at the end of the night. With such great results on their first try, Sunday Punch has realized the sky is the limit. 'January' is now available to you through the good folks at CD Baby! Don't miss this wonderful opportunity!