Wavorly

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Wavorly
Origin Tupelo, Mississippi, U.S.
Genres Pop rock, alternative rock
Years active20012012, 2016-Present
Labels Sony BMG/Flicker
Website wavorly.bandcamp.com
Members
  • Dave Stovall
  • Seth Farmer
  • Matt Lott
  • Ryan Coon
Past members
  • Teddy Boldt
  • Trey Hill
  • Dan Isbell
  • Jaime Hays

Wavorly is an American rock band from Tupelo, Mississippi.

Rock music is a broad genre of popular music that originated as "rock and roll" in the United States in the early 1950s, and developed into a range of different styles in the 1960s and later, particularly in the United States and the United Kingdom. It has its roots in 1940s and 1950s rock and roll, a style which drew heavily from the genres of blues, rhythm and blues, and from country music. Rock music also drew strongly from a number of other genres such as electric blues and folk, and incorporated influences from jazz, classical and other musical styles. Musically, rock has centered on the electric guitar, usually as part of a rock group with electric bass, drums, and one or more singers. Usually, rock is song-based music usually with a 4/4 time signature using a verse–chorus form, but the genre has become extremely diverse. Like pop music, lyrics often stress romantic love but also address a wide variety of other themes that are frequently social or political.

Tupelo, Mississippi City in Mississippi, United States

Tupelo is a city in, and the county seat of, Lee County, Mississippi, United States. With an estimated population of 38,114 in 2017, Tupelo is the seventh-largest city in Mississippi and is considered a commercial, industrial, and cultural hub of North Mississippi.

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History

Wavorly formed in 2001 under the name Freshmen 15, and independently released two albums under this name. [1] The group changed its name after signing to Flicker Records because they "didn't want to be thirty years old and be like, 'I'm in "Freshmen 15". I have three kids.'" [2] The name Wavorly comes from a haunted mansion in West Point, Mississippi. [2] Their major label debut, Conquering the Fear of Flight , was released on Flicker on June 12, 2007, and has lyrics significantly influenced by the writings of C. S. Lewis. [3] [4] [5] [6]

Flicker Records is a Christian music record label based in Franklin, Tennessee. It was founded by members of Christian rock group Audio Adrenaline. The label mainly focuses on rock/pop rock artists, though it also created a subsidiary, Big House Kids, for Christian children's music.

Haunted house house or other building often perceived as being inhabited by disembodied spirits of the deceased

In ghostlore, a haunted house or ghost house is a house or other building often perceived as being inhabited by disembodied spirits of the deceased who may have been former residents or were familiar with the property. Parapsychologists attribute haunting to the spirits of the dead and the effect of violent or tragic events in the building's past such as murder, accidental death, or suicide. More scientific explanations for the perception that a house is haunted include misinterpreting noises naturally present in structures, waking dreams, suggestibility, and the effect of toxic substances in environments that can cause hallucinations.

West Point, Mississippi City in Mississippi, United States

West Point is a city in Clay County, Mississippi, in the Golden Triangle region of the state. The population was 11,307 at the 2010 census. It is the county seat of Clay County and the principal city of the West Point Micropolitan Statistical Area, which is part of the larger Columbus-West Point Combined Statistical Area.

The band's single "Part One" received significant airplay on US Christian radio [7] and was heavily rotated on the Gospel Music Channel's Rock Block. Also, it had been confirmed that Wavorly was in the process of finishing their next album, which was slated for a 2011 release. Rob Graves, producer of Conquering the Fear of Flight and other bands such as RED and Pillar, was confirmed as producer. Former RED guitarist Jasen Rauch had also been confirmed as a co-producer. [8] Wavorly released an Ep entitled "The Ep" On November 11, 2011.

Christian radio is a category of radio formats that focus on transmitting programming with a Christian message. In the United States, where it is most established, many such broadcasters play contemporary Christian music, though many programs include talk or news programming covering economic, political or religious topics.

Robert Douglas "Rob" Graves is an American songwriter, musician, and producer. He is most well known for his work with the band Red.

Conquering the Fear of Flight is Wavorly's first album, which was released June 12, 2007 nationwide in the United States. The album has received significant attention from Christian press outlets. Two singles, "Madmen" and "Part One", have both reached No. 1 on Christian rock radio stations. "Praise and Adore " and "Forgive and Forget" were also released as radio singles in 2007 and 2008.

Wavorly broke up on December 21, 2012, as they announced via Facebook. [9]

Lead singer Dave Stovall joined forces with Christian rock band Audio Adrenaline in 2015.

Audio Adrenaline band

Audio Adrenaline is an American Christian rock band that formed in 1986 at Kentucky Christian University in Grayson, Kentucky. The band gained recognition during the 1990s and received two Grammy Awards and multiple Dove Awards. Audio Adrenaline were regular performers at the annual Creation Festival, Spirit West Coast festival, Agape Music Festival, and Alive Festival. In 2006, the group disbanded due to lead singer Mark Stuart's spasmodic dysphonia. During this time, they released eight studio albums.

Wavorly has since announced a reunion in 2017 via Facebook. [10]

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Freshmen 15
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References

  1. Wavorly at Jesus Freak Hideout. Accessed October 18, 2007.
  2. 1 2 Interview with Jesus Freak Hideout, April 24, 2007. Accessed October 18, 2007.
  3. Album Review, MusicFAITH. Accessed October 18, 2007. Archived July 11, 2007, at the Wayback Machine
  4. Album Review, CCM Patrol. Accessed October 18, 2007.
  5. Album Review, Christianity Today . Accessed October 18, 2007.
  6. Album Review, Crosswalk. Accessed October 18, 2007.
  7. Christian Rock charts. Radio and Records , week of October 19, 2007. Accessed October 18, 2007. Wavorly is No. 10.
  8. Video Blog, Youtube. Accessed November 26, 2010.
  9. Facebook, Facebook post announcing the end of Wavorly