Johnny Franck

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Born (1990-06-08) June 8, 1990 (age 31)
NationalityAmerican
CitizenshipUnited States
Occupation
  • Singer
  • songwriter

Johnny Franck (born June 8, 1990) is a singer, songwriter and is the the main contributing member of Alternative Indie-Pop band Bilmuri and Progressive Post-Hardcore band The March Ahead as well as the former clean vocalist and rhythm guitarist of metalcore/electronicore band Attack Attack! (American band)|Attack Attack!.[1][2]

Attack Attack! (2007–11)

Summary

Attack Attack! was an American metalcore/electronicore band from Westerville, Ohio, formed in 2007 originally known as Ambiance, later changing their name. Attack Attack! was formed around 2006 when Johnny Franck, Andrew Whiting, Nick White and Andrew Wetzel met Austin Carlile while playing in local high school bands.[3] Attack Attack!'s first release, an independent EP titled If Guns Are Outlawed, Can We Use Swords?, was released in 2007, which led to the signing of the band to Rise Records the same year.[4] They released three full-length albums, Someday Came Suddenly, Attack Attack! (album)|a self-titled album, and This Means War (Attack Attack! album)|This Means War all through Rise Records. The band left Rise Records in 2012 and disbanded the following year after a farewell tour.[5]

Departure From Attack Attack!

On November 10, 2010 Johnny Franck announced he had departed from Attack Attack! to focus on his relationship with God[6][7][wikipedia:NOTRS|better source needed] and proceeded to start a new Alternative rock|Progressive post-hardcore|Post-Hardcore project called The March Ahead. On January 21, 2011 the music video for "Smokahontas" was released. The music video featured Johnny Franck on guitar and clean vocals despite his departure from the band almost a year prior to release.[8] The band later left Rise Records and disbanded two years later in 2012.[5]

Discography

Studio albums
  • Someday Came Suddenly (2008)
  • Attack Attack! (album)|Attack Attack! (2010)
  • This Means War (Attack Attack! album)|This Means War (2012)
Extended plays
  • If Guns Are Outlawed, Can We Use Swords? (2007)
Singles
  • Stick Stickly (2008)
  • Smokahontas (2010)
  • Sexual Man Chocolate (2010)
  • The Wrecked (2012)
  • The Motivation (2012)
  • The Revolution (2012)

The March Ahead (2011–Present)

Summary

After Johnny announced he had departed from Attack Attack! he started a new Alternative rock|Progressive post-hardcore|Post-Hardcore project called The March Ahead and proceeded to release a self-titled album on August 12, 2011 as well as B-Sides on January 15, 2012. He would then drop a series of singles including "Creation / Statues" on November 18, 2014,[9] "Story of My Life" (One Direction cover) on June 17, 2014[10] and "We Are All Going To Die / This Is Not The End" on January 9, 2014.[11] The most recent release under this project was three singles entitled "With You", "Relief" and "Split" on Feb 28, 2020.[wikipedia:NOTRS|citation needed]

Discography

Studio albums
  • The March Ahead (2011)
  • The March Ahead B-Sides (2012)
  • Weight (2017)
Singles
  • Creation / Statues (2014)
  • Story of My Life (One Direction Cover) (2014)
  • We Are All Going To Die / This Is Not The End (2014)
  • I Can't Make You Love Me I Can't Make You Love Me (2015)
  • Where Are U Now (Jack Ü Cover) (2015)
  • Youth (2015)
  • Let Me Love You Featuring Lee Abrecht (2016)
  • Time After Time (Cyndi Lauper Cover) (2017)
  • Make Me Believe (2017)
  • 2U (2017)
  • Calloused (2018)
  • Relief (2020)
  • Split (2020)
  • With You (2020)

Bilmuri (2016–Present)

Summary

Bilmuri is a American one man Alternative rock|Alternative Indie pop|Indie-Pop band started by Johnny Franck in 2016.[1] The name Bilmuri is a abbreviated parody of the late great comedian and actor Bill Murray.[wikipedia:NOTRS|citation needed] Bilmuri debuted in 2016 with "Jaguar Shark", "Letters" and a self-titled album followed up by "Frame" and "Banana" in 2017 along with "Taco" and "Solid Chub" in 2018. A year later in 2019 he would release "Pasteurized Milk", "Wet Milk" and "Rich Sips"[12] which were all well received among his current fanbase and gained more attention from former Attack Attack! fans by releasing a single from "Rich Sips" entitled "Thicc Thiccly" featuring former Attack Attack! bandmate and Beartooth (band)|Beartooth vocalist Caleb Shomo parodying Attack Attacks hit single "Stick Stickly".[13] The most recent release from this project has been a collaborative EP called "Bilmuri and Friends" (or "Muri and Friends" for short) in 2020 with Dayseeker, No Dice, Tilian Pearson, Jonathan Young, Lauren Babic, Surf Team and Whale Bones.[14]

Discography

Studio albums
  • Bilmuri (2016)
  • Jaguar Shark (2016)
  • Letters (2016)
  • Frame (2017)
  • Banana (2017)
  • Taco (2018)
  • Solid Chub (2018)
  • Wet Milk (2019)
  • Rich Sips (2019)
Extended Plays
  • DiceMuri (Collaborative Project with No Dice) (2019)
  • Pasteurized Milk (2019)
  • Bilmuri and Friends (Collaborative Project) (2020)
Singles
  • Timing (2016)
  • Faint (2016)
  • Down (2016)
  • Suspended (2016)
  • Connect (2016)
  • The Climb (Miley Cyrus Cover) (2017)
  • Stay (Post Malone Cover) (2018)
  • alwaystired (2018)
  • adecentcupofcoffee (2018)
  • Fireflies (Owl City Cover) (2018)
  • when the party's over (Billie Eilish Cover) Featuring No Dice (2019)
  • Slow Dancing in the Dark (Joji (musician)|Joji Cover) Featuring No Dice (2019)
  • Sunflower (Post Malone Cover) Featuring No Dice (2019)
  • I Always Wanna Die (Sometimes) (The 1975 Cover) Featuring No Dice (2019)
  • Thicc Thiccly Featuring Caleb Shomo (2019)
  • BRUH.mp4 (2019)
  • mytop10mostbrootalbreakdownsof2047 (2019)
  • lifeisgood (2019)
  • myfeelingshavefeelings (2019)

In the media

  

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 "EX-ATTACK ATTACK! CLEAN VOCALIST FORMS NEW POST-HARDCORE BAND". Alternative Press. July 17, 2016.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  2. Told, Shane (April 23, 2019). "Johnny Franck (Attack Attack!, Bilmuri)". Lead Singer Syndrome with Shane Told.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  3. Wetzel, Richard (17 June 2013). The Globalization of Music in History. ISBN 9781136626241.{{cite book}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  4. Baker, Brian. "Attack Attack! with Our Last Night, The Color Morale and I Set My Friends on Fire". City Beat. Archived from the original on 2012-01-14.
  5. 5.0 5.1 "Attack Attack – hardtimes.ca". Hard Times. Archived from the original on 2010-02-12.
  6. "Farewell Video". Youtube.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  7. "Attack Attack Vocalist and Guitarist Leaves Band to Focus on God". Metal And Hardcore News Plus Reviews And More.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  8. "Attack Attack! Premiere "Smokahontas" Music Video". Alternative Press.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  9. Alvae, Corbin. "UTG PREMIERE: THE MARCH AHEAD – 'CREATION/STATUES'". Under The Gun Review.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  10. Sennett, Troy. "THE MARCH AHEAD COVER ONE DIRECTION'S "STORY OF MY LIFE"". Under The Gun Review.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  11. "THE MARCH AHEAD (EX-ATTACK ATTACK!) PREMIERE TWO NEW SONGS". Alternative Press.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  12. Barrett, Paige. "ALBUM REVIEW: Bilmuri – Rich Sips". Dead Press.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  13. Redrup, Zach. "Bilmuri brings in Caleb Shomo (Beartooth) on 'Thicc Thiccly'!". Dead Press.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  14. Blackburn, Stevie. "EP REVIEW: Bilmuri – Muri And Friends". Dead Press.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)

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