LORI AND ROBIN LULL
and Robin Lull have been involved in various musical endeavors,
time spent with The two New England bands known
7-RAGE and SPECTRIS.
the 4th block below for their individual bios...
two share many similar passions:
music, oriental rock gardens, sailing,
riding, love of nature, conservation,
their Near&Dear page)
hobbies include keeping up
friends fans and family online
in person, watching movies, playing
seeing live music.
any of their friends will tell you, these two kind people
their hearts and make a genuine effort to walk the talk
set examples when it comes to some of life's most
true love for others shines through in every obvious
effort which people can't help but notice.
hearts, but also no fools, these two love to meet
who are genuine, and who care about the planet,
with 7Rage and Spectris:
practicing together for a while, and
to overcome Lori's profound shyness, they
found the time and opportunity to start working
schedules in a way to be able to pursue music actively.
found 3 guys who were interested in the same,
the band called 7Rage was born.
started to develope local success and a local following,
at the same time, bandmembers came and went, and the
members all felt the stress of life with their own
struggles, job committments and life changing events.
band continued to gig for a while, but Robin and Lori
tell a change was needed. So they decided to leave
band to ease everyone's stress.
took some time to decide whether or not to stay actively
in music and after a few weeks and many talks
went out to see if they could find some
musicians to work with.
an ad, they joined 2 others and cofounded
Spectris started to gather momentum
had the success of their first album in late 2004.
thanked Lori from the heart for staying with him
good times and bad, by expressing his feelings
he wrote the lyrics for "Your Solace"
song created during their time with Spectris.
song created with Lori in mind, and something
all members of Spectris past and present,
always feel good and proud about, along
all of the music they created together as
as everyone presses onward on their
the end of 2005, after nearly 4 years of
success with Spectris, they decided
leave the band and take some time off for
home improvements and to continue on
their own musical quests.
with the Spectris band,
and Robin showed their dedication
everything they had. Lori and Robin
Spectris with every spare dime,
every spare moment of time, as the
funders/contributors for the band for
duration and by wearing multiple hats
make sure the band kept moving forward
to get things done timely and consistantly.
worked creatively, constantly and vigorously to
funnel time, effort, and funding into the band that
cofounded while at the same time:
their Keyboardist, Lori also spent a lot of time
accounting, to help set aside funding to
the band's success, purchasing much needed
etc, as she and Robin made the band one of their
priorities and tried to set an example of goal orientation...
with 7Rage, Robin wore multiple hats for Spectris.
the Lead Singer, Bassist, Webmaster,
Engineer and Producer for the band,
double shifts to keep the band organized
their reference materials sound files, funding and
very informative and creative webpages,
getting information and music to the world through
sites on the web and through liason connections
countless peoples and organizations and showing
the guitarist how to do the same.
Chris helped Robin come out of his
enocouraging Robin to get more dedicated to
could see Robin holding himself back, and would
to find ways to inspire Robin. One was by cementing
very important example to Robin of another
that Robin could relate to.
that would be Doyle Bramhall II!
and Chris spent a lot of fun time practicing to Pink
tunes, and Doyles' inspiring abilities on Roger
"In The Flesh" tour were Chris' ammo to spark
fire and helped him come out of his shell.
Robin's efforts, the present members of
are much more computer and web savvy,
they have music in several places all over the internet,
on CD thanks to Robin's years of hard work as
Producer, and Sound Engineer.
holding down very demanding full-time jobs
the entire time they were with the band,
and Robin hosted the practice place for both bands-
their home and lives to the band members,
to pull out all of the stops, showing their
and their abilities to set and reach goals.
motived, and enthusiastic,
and Robin made a lot of things happen
move the bands forward....
and Robin will always feel content with their
to the 7Rage and Spectris Band.
wonderful accomplishments were made
their efforts and Spectris especially has a firm
to spring forward from.
in Chicago, and raised in South Florida,
became interested in piano at an early age.
private instruction in the classics and music classes
High School, she was led to majoring in Music at a college
Miami, Fla. Life changes brought her to Boston, Ma. to attend
College of Music. Though her stay there was brief, it
her a good musical foundation especially in 20th century Jazz.
left Berklee to pursue other interests, one of which was to study
classics via the tutelage of a New England Conservatory graduate
friend by the name of Linda Johnston.
few years later,
husband Robin came into her life and encouraged her to
back into music by joining him in his musical endeavors.
they have had many different musical experiences
are very grateful that nowadays, they are able to keep more
an active role in music as it took a lot of sacrifices, time, and
changes to make it happen.
her right, and this quiet and shy little lady comes to life!
energetic and passionate about her beliefs,
is a loyal friend to all who know her, and is a very loving,
and gentle person. Sharp as a tack, and very witty, she keeps
on his toes, and he says he just loves that about her!
and Robin are now enjoying the fruits for their
efforts which can be seen at this site, and on myspace.com
Vocals, Bass Guitar, Guitars, Song Writing,
Sound Engineering, Production
in the mid 60's in Dallas, Texas
has been noodling on guitars and singing
he could talk. But playing guitars in
leftyupside down manner proved to be
and embarrassing for him for a long time...
family moved from Woodshore Circle
Northern New England in the winter of '69-'70.
still remembers a lot about that house
the end of the culdesac of Woodshore Circle,
often talked about revisiting the area.
fondest memory of it, is the fact that his Dad
a built in recordplayer in the wall, and
system throughout the house.
something that still strongly influences Robin to this day.
Robin's childhood, there was music.
parents both played guitar, so he always had one nearby...
embarrassed to play them, as Robin played them in a lefty
fashion, and many peers and family would poke fun
that. So it stayed a "closet ability" for years to come. Robin simply
playing that way, as it was frustrating enough dealing with charts,
trying to learn harder chords, but not having any support and actually
opposite, made Robin decide as a teen, that he would not be playing
front of anyone ever again....
say never Rob....)
finally got his wish, and was able to return
that very house, 37.5 years later, and to the state
his birth, which he so deeply longed for.
return to Texas, which included meeting some
that Robin admired deeply, was nothing short
a spiritual experience. It was like a spiritual red carpet
rolled out for Lori and Robin as they were treated
wonderfully by all of their online friends that they
able to finally meet, and by the gracious
also shared the following:
growing up, I traveled quite often to visit family all around the country.
hopefully served as a bridge to keep the family a little tighter,
for me to gain some kind of worldly prospective.
my youth, I was involved with plays, skits,
entertainment endeavors while at the
time, training in the Martial Arts.
was always my 1st love, but the martial arts
a neck&neck interest.....
I entered High School, I got involved with a local Dojo,
planning/serving, plays, and concert choir.
loving to sing and entertain,
stage was where I felt most at home, making people
and smile was a favorite thing to do.
I could do that once a day, I felt worthy of life.
such as Kismet, and Damn Yankees were wonderful
to be involved with, and gave me some great memories.
look back most fondly on my concert choir classes and
wonderful instructor. His name was Tom
has my gratitude to his dedication and great
coaching. A good friend until this day!
wink and a nod to Tom~ ;)
needed to add the following because he feels there
several people who deserve some heartfelt thanks and Kudos:
the Martial Arts, I trained with incredible instructors
pressure point fighting from Kata.
main instructor and his son,
is also now a Grand Master Sensei),
like family to this very day.
was also into the healing aspects
nerve work...such as accupressure
still am to this day.
I even left high school however,
realized and was honored that I had already
others with this knowledge
the self discipline from the training.
day, a friend who was dancing, suddenly
to the ground in agony, her knee visibly out of joint.
was able to do some mild accupressure
the nerves around it, and popped it back
place as she would not have walked
of there otherwise.
able to stop an injury in it's tracks like that
me appreciate my sister's interest in medicine as well,
it has kept my curiousity to current times.
sister later became a Physical Therapist).
traveling during my youth, I trained
little bit with other people that I met along the way.
making it back to my old dojo through the early 90's,
earned my 1st degree (Shodan) blackbelt in 1993.
whole way of life, training, and discipline are part of me.
all incorporated in my activities to this very day.
learned that anyone can cause another person injury,
I feel that we should put effort
loving, preserving, and respecting life!
it was an honor to be in a dojo
emphasized these things as well.
a result, I must tip my hat to
and son, Tom McKenney,
master Senseis, and friends.
you all from the bottom of my heart,
are forever family.
all the best to my brothers and sisters in
Vermont and New Hampshire dojos!
to John, Bruce and everyone in Bellows Falls,
to "Tommy-Mac" in southern NH for continuing
the wonderful work. I'm with you in spirit always....
the way, Tom now has a website at:
Tom is like a brother to me.
We rose through the ranks and grew up together,
under his father, (our Master-Sensei) Gary,
who is still to this day, like an uncle or
father to me.
I am so very proud to share that On July 30th
Thomas McKenney (TommyMac) was inducted into
the United States Martial Arts Hall
as "Kempo Master".
This award acknowledges Tom's 27 years
of hard work and dedication to the arts.
And still counting.......Rock on my brotha~
Please view Tom's biography at the following
***Due to a typographical error, which should
get corrected soon,
Tom is listed under "New York" (yes, it should
have been under N.H).***
Much to my honor, he also mentions me on his
own page at the family and friends link:
His folks are at the top, and that's my ugly
mug at the bottom,
I am deeply humbled at what he graciously
(and I ditto the sentiment right back to him):
a very eclectic nature, forever laced with edgey wanderlust,
worked in various fields to see as many cultures and
of life as possible due to an early life epiphany:
is what you make of it", as they say..
isn't life far too short to "settle" for less than that?
I say make it something you can feel good about.
walked many paths with many people and hope I
them along the way, as much or more than
have learned from every one of them as well.
working full time as a postal worker in the 1990's
got very sick and had to leave it.-
of respiratory infections nearly killed me by 1998).
I made my peace with the spirit world
was ready to go. But that is another long story....
miracle I survived, and promised the maker
if I made it, I would get back on track to where
recovering from the illness I rushed myself
soon (as I often do when I have a goal), and tried
record my vocals (Waaay too soon!..haha)
sent some really bad vox tapes ;-) to Rocketown
their hearts, they actually took the time on the phone
speak with me quite a few times, and encouraged me.
sick as I was, it was one of the factors that kept
going! Seriously, thanks Mr. Donahue and "Smitty"!
was still way too sick to be recording vocals.... hahahaha)
after that, as strength slowly came back,
to retrain for a new career to keep our home, etc,
computer interests/abilities led me into building
servicing personal computers.
there I went on to take many courses that enabled me
certify as a Microsoft Professional on WINDOWS NT SERVER.
took all the courses that would have enabled me
be certified as an MCSE+I, but with the busy work life,
of course the everchanging Microsoft world,
simply gave up on ever getting any more tests!
much $cha-ching$ going their way!... *chuckle*)
passed, I did some various work to get on my feet,
landed a great "day job" as a classroom technologies
at an ivy league college.
involves Audio/Video/Computer integration, so I enjoy it,
a big bonus is that I receive gratitude on a daily basis!
days, that's pretty rare, so to be appreciated for my
is very nice, especially knowing that it's all for education.
also use my computer abilities to keep webpages
for the band, myself, and for my father's
TREE and LULL HISTORY sites.
you guessed it, I can't sit still...
back on my being so sick only made me
life all the more.... It also gave me a big
call... It was time to go back....TO THE MUSIC.
was faith, family, and the music that got me recentered,
refocused.... to where I have the most peace for myself.
our paths cross, may it be a wonderful experience for all.
leave you with one final thought:
dream is mine too......Please learn to coexist.
from the past....
starts with respect.
blossoms with understanding,
it survives with love and good habits.....
are all flesh and blood, and we are truly in this together...
for reading, and I wish you blessings and peace.