|Photo of Lullwater, a band from Athens, GA|
Lullwater performing live (left to right- Roy Beatty, John Strickland, Joe Wilson, Daniel Binnie)
|Origin||Athens, Georgia, U.S.|
Lullwater is a rock band formed in Athens, Georgia in 2007. The music group is known for its influences in the Seattle Grunge Sound and 80's hard rock. Formed by John Strickland (lead vocals, rhythm guitar), Lullwater also includes Roy Beatty (bass), Joseph Wilson (drums) and Daniel Binnie (guitar). The band released their debut album, “Lullwater”, on September 17, 2013 and toured to support that album. The band was named from the street that their original drummer lived on in Athens. Their band practice house was on Lullwater Road in Athens.
2007 – 2011: Early days of the band and lineup changes
Lullwater is brought together by John Strickland. He completed the band's lineup by using Brett Strickland on lead guitar. Drum duties were handled by Nick Thomas. Phil Bush was the bass player. In 2009, Roy Beatty replaced Phil Bush as Lullwater's bass player. In 2011, drummer Nick Thomas left the band and was replaced by Joseph Wilson from Savannah, GA, former dummer for Wormsloew.
2012 – 2014: first album release
With its new lineup, Lullwater began playing more clubs and touring. In 2013, Lullwater recorded their first album at London Bridge Studio in Seattle, WA. Lullwater's self-titled album “Lullwater”, released on September 17, 2013, pays homage to the grunge bands of the early 1990s who influenced their sound. The album was recorded on tape at London Bridge Studios in Seattle, WA and produced by Jonathan Plum. To promote “Lullwater”, the band toured for 10 months following the release of the album, opening for Passafire, RA, Adakin, Ryan White and Flyleaf. Following the release of their self-titled album "Lullwater", the single "Albatross" received heavy rotation on SiriusXM Radio's Octane Channel channel.
2015 – 2016: second album release and new member
While touring, the band began writing new songs for the next album. Lullwater chose to record their second album at Sonic Ranch in El Paso, TX. The result was “Revival”, a 12-track album. After the recording of “Revival”, Daniel Binnie replaced Brett Strickland on lead guitar. Following the release of “Revival”, Lullwater toured for 12 months to support the album, opening for Amaranthe , Butcher Babies, Another Lost Year, Temple Agents, Theory of a Deadman and Candlebox until the end of 2016.
2017 – present: touring and a third album
Lullwater continued to tour in 2017, 2018 and 2019. In December 2017, Lullwater moved into Marigny Studios in New Orleans, LA to record their next album, “Voodoo”. Jacob Herrmann from Sweden was the producer/engineer for “Voodoo” along with Justin Davis. Voodoo was finally released on February 22, 2019. The song Dark Divided off of "Voodoo" was listed in The Top 100 Hard Rock Songs of 2019. I'm Music Magazine included Lullwater's “Voodoo” among their top 28 Albums of 2019. Dark Divided from “Voodoo” hit number 4 on the Foundations Secondary Market Rock Chart and made it to the most added at Billboard Mainstream Rock indicator on October 5, 2019. Tours to support “Voodoo” followed while opening for Another Lost Year, Gin Blossoms, Collective Soul, Candlebox, Never Say Die, Daughtry, Kirra, Blacktop Mojo, Powerman 5000, Sevendust and Tremonti. Sapphire Bullets ranked Lullwater's Voodoo album as one of the top 50 albums in 2019.
- “Lullwater” (2013) Released on September 17, 2013
- “Revival” (2015) Released October 23, 2015
- “Voodoo” (2019) Released February 22, 2019
- John Strickland: Lead vocals and rhythm guitar
- Joseph Wilson: drums and vocals
- Roy Beatty: bass and vocals
- Daniel Binnie: lead guitar
- Phil Bush
- Nick Thomas
- Brett Strickland
- John Strickland: Gibson Les Paul
- Joseph Wilson: Pearl Drums / Zildjian Cymballs
- Roy Beatty: Dingwall Guitars
- Daniel Binnie: Gibson Les Paul
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