The Sleepless Elite formed in Boston, MA after Baylor Carter (Drums) moved with Carolina Kehoe (Vocals) so that she could attend Berklee College of Music. Through a Craigslist posting seeking a drummer, the pair ended up living with Ben Deily (ex-Lemonheads) and his wife Lisa Deily. After some encouragement from them, Carolina started her own band with Baylor.
Having started her career singing in musical theater shows at the local community theater, Carolina was inspired to find her new voice and style by listening to Paramore, Blondie and Sia. Between her style and Baylor’s Blink-182, Strokes and No Doubt upbringing they were able to find their sound.
Together they began playing venues in Boston such as TT the Bears and Great Scott under the name Carolina’s War, which would later become the name of their first EP.
Since their inception, The Sleepless Elite have garnered a licensing contract with Spirit Music in LA and over the summer of 2016, recording their first LP, “Lights”, at the Seance Room with Brett Cookingham and Matt Pavolaitis.