= Official Band Bio =
Will Barada – Vocals, Guitar
Hank Campbell – Vocals, Guitar
Wade Parish – Drums, Vocals
Banner Morgan – Lead Guitar
“You guys are definitely weird enough” – Rick Nielsen, Cheap Trick
The Easthills released their highly anticipated 12 song full-length new album Fear and Temptation in 2016. Fear and Temptation follows the 2013 critically acclaimed album Death Of A Salesman and the 2014 EP World Class Prick. The band also released a series of singles in advance of Fear and Temptation including ”Mothers & Fools”, “Snake In My Gut (Caroline’s Heart), “Holiday Women”, and most recently “Here Without Me”.
Fear and Temptation continued The Easthills signature big harmonies and big guitars sound. The album also boasts a new direction both sonically and as songwriters. Founding members Will Barada and Hank Campbell contributed equally on songwriting, vocals and guitars to produce a riff heavy and melodic collection of songs. The Easthills first full-length album, Death Of A Salesman, consisted of Barada, Campbell and Brad Morgan on drums. Fear and Temptation features the full live band lineup that contributed to the recording process with Wade Parish on drums, Banner Morgan on guitar, and Brad Morgan on bass. Fear and Temptation also features renowned indie rock guitar legend Doug Gillard (Nada Surf, Guided By Voices) on six songs, Frank Hannon of Tesla and Neal Doughty of REO Speedwagon on “Holiday Women”, and guitarist Rick Richards (Georgia Satellites, Izzy Stradlin) on “Here Without Me”.
The band has had a busy 2016 and 2017 playing shows with the likes of Cracker, Soul Asylum, Grand Funk Railroad, Robby Krieger (of the Doors), Rusted Root, Old 97′s and Night Ranger among others. The band’s shows in 2016 and 2017 have featured Campbell, Barada, Parish, both Morgans and also appearances by Steve Fulton, Paul Barada, Tim Fuller, Doug Gillard and Caleb White. Since the inception of The Easthills they have played multiple Midwest shows with REO Speedwagon, Fastball, Georgia Satellites, The Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band and Here Come the Mummies while also serving as support for Cheap Trick, Tesla, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Candlebox, Ian McLagan (Faces) and Blues Traveler. The band has also appeared on several noteworthy music festivals playing alongside the likes of Band of Horses, Flaming Lips, Weezer, Roky Erikson, Guided By Voices, Meat Puppets, Chris Robinson and many more.
As of late 2017 The Easthills have been recording new music at the Pop Machine recording studio in Indianapolis and also at Safe House, the band’s own studio. 2018 looks to be exciting new time for the band…….more soon.