Like the infamous North Atlantic fog from which the group was born, Beauwater exists in the grey. Not quite one thing, but no more the other, their brand of Blues laden Rock walks the boundaries between both genres, tip-toeing between themes and stylings from each and bringing the best of both worlds to life. Drawing inspiration from Blues Rock pioneers of the past and present, Beauwater delivers hard-driving riffs and vocals, clever lyricism and soulful grooves in a manner that’s all their own.
Formed in 2008 in St. John’s, NL, the group’s history is proof of their versatility and ability to appeal to both Blues and Rock fans alike, having performed with acts such as Our Lady Peace, Third Eye Blind, Big Sugar, The Trews and Hey Rosetta! Their 2016 album ‘Lovers, Fools and Kings’ propelled the group into the regional spotlight, earning the 2017 ECMA for Blues Recording of the Year, bringing their career total MusicNL Award nominations to 5, and earning regular radio play across Atlantic Canada and the North-Eastern United States.
The group, made up of Jonathon Reid (Guitar/Vocals), Greg Newhook (Bass) and Michael Maddox (Drums), continues to pick up momentum in 2018, beginning recording of their third studio album (due for release in early 2019), and heading out across the Maritimes and Ontario for their “It Only Took Us A Decade” Tour, in addition to numerous festival appearances throughout the year.