Cameron Keym, Sal Mignanio, and Joe Zizzo formed The Sleeping from the remains of their previous band, Skycamefalling. They auditioned twenty-two potential singers before deciding on Doug Robinson from New Jersey, who was previously best known for his work as the guitarist and vocalist of the band Stillwelle. For the first year as a band, The Sleeping played only one show a month, at Long Island venues like Village Pub South, The Downtown, and The Crazy Donkey, so that they could promote efficiently for every show.
The band entered the studio of Michael Birnbaum and Chris Bittner at Applehead Studios to record their debut album, "Believe What We Tell You". The album was released through the label, One Day Savior. Victory Records immediately took notice and signed the band, adding The Sleeping to the roster of Victory Records Long Island bands: Bayside, Action Action, and Straylight Run. In October of 2004, the band toured Taking Back Sunday, Fall Out Boy, and Matchbook Romance.
In February 2006, the band entered Applehead Studios again to record their sophomore album, "Questions and Answers". The band toured extensively in support of this album and on May 6th, 2006, played the Bamboozle Festival in East Rutherford New Jersey. They were also featured on the Nintendo Fusion Tour with Plain White T's, Relient K, Emery, and Hawthorne Heights. They also toured the UK on the Victory Records Tour with the Audition, Bayside, and Aiden. They toured in January of 2007 with Senses Fail among others. THe music has been featured in video games including Madden NFL 07, Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock, and Flatout: Ultimate Carnage. They were nominated for 2007's MTV Mountain Dew Circuit Breakout. In 2008, Cameron Keym left the band to pursue music "outside the realm of touring", and was replaced by Paul Cadena, who was formerly in Hopesfall.
- Douglas Robinson (Vocals, Guitar)
- Paul Cadena (Guitar)
- Sal Mignanio (Bass)
- Joe Zizzo (Drums)
- Chris Evans (Keyboards)
- Cameron Keym (Guitar)
- Believe What We Tell You (2004 OneDaySavior, re-issue in 2007; Victory Records)
- Questions and Answers (2006, Victory Records)
- What it Takes (2008, Victory Records)
- The Big Deep (2010, Victory Records)