After meeting at a wedding in October 2016, it was easy to see that love of music was in the air for these five dudes. Jams became practices. Practices became rehearsals. And before they knew it, Sound Culture was booked at the Masquerade, The Georgia Theatre, and Smith’s Olde Bar.
Defined by their powerful vocals, smooth reggae pulse and big guitar solos, Sound Culture’s first EP release has given body to its vast collective of styles. Guitar-wielding brothers Shawn and Josh Lumsden shred riffs symptomatic of growing up to rock & roll in the American South. It’s been said more than once that Erik Gravy Graves’ voice resembles that of Brandon Boyd from Incubus. Graves’ longtime friend Brandon Street sends low frequency melodies through his nicely dialed G&L/Mark Bass rig. All of this to the beat of metal/country/reggae-inspired drummer Taylor Hunt.
Sound Culture has played dozens of shows, performing with bands such as Stop Light Observations, Iya Terra, Pacific Dub, Kash’d Out, Peter Dante, Resinated, Seranation, and The Ries Brothers among many others. The band made their music festival debut at Alphapalooza in 2017 and again in 2018. In April 2019, Sound Culture won Atlanta’s 99x Talent Tap Battle of the Bands competition securing a spot to perform at the legendary Sweetwater 420 Fest. With plans to finish a full-length album this year, Sound Culture is fully prepared to headline or provide support for any shows in the immediate future.