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contact name:Alan Gray
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Alan Gray: Voices, whispers and screams
Anthony Higgins: High end 6 and 7 string
Paddy Flynn: Low end 4 string and whispers
Ray Butler: Pots, pans and percussion's
Lucas have headlined in such Dublin Venues as Whelans, Temple Bar Music Centre & The Isaac Butt regularly and have played in Vicar Street. In Galway they play regularily in The Roisin Dubh.
In New york they have played at the Bitter End which has been host to Bob Dylan, Neill Young and many more, they have also played in Arlene's Grocery which is run by the previous owner of Sin-e.
Lucas have supported The Frames, Aslan, Stand, Gramophone and Pugwash amongst others.
Lucas emerged as winners of the Hotpress ignition band competition and recorded with the fanning sessions for nighttime 2FM.
After receiving critical acclaim from Hotpress for their live performance, Lucas recorded their debut single "Little Devil" with the launch party being held at Temple Bar Music Centre.
They are currently working on releasing their second single
"Lucas' songs are melodic & meandering with enough unexpected twists to maintain interest, and an ultra confident singer boasting a voice like Vedders, but with the high notes. The band were very tight although risked alienating their audience by going through the motions with an air of "were just too good for this". Still, Lucas are extremely fucking good so perhaps the arrogance is justified".
- Fiona Reid (Hotpress Magazine)
"Vaguely reminiscent of perhaps Red Hot Chilli Peppers or even Pearl Jam in places, IrishUnsigned went to see Lucas live at Mono, then at TBMC in Dublin before the release [of Little Devil] and they were certainly worth seeing. Unfortunately, like any CD, Single or EP, the live sound simply could not be captured on disc. However, this is still a single worth getting. 'Little Devil' is the better of the three tracks but the slower "Take a While" and "Vanished" (which includes producer Pete Holidai on Organs) are certainly worth more than one listen. Lead singer Alan Gray has a voice that will get him noticed. Their songs, live, will also get them noticed. Their CD, clean and well produced, may well get them airplay... nothing wrong with having a real California feel on radio - might just help the Summer along. Having astounded the hangers-on at the late-running (1.30 am finish!) HotPress Ignition showcase, at a recent TBMC gig - and winning it into the bargain, Lucas look good for a long stay in Irish music.- Deirdre (IrishUnsigned.com)
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