Hear what venues all over New England already know – LUX is a funky / jazzy / quirky / entertaining / engaging quartet from Newburyport, MA and will be the band that you invite back time & time again – no matter what the season.
They are the perfect blend of fun and intelligent music; performing wide-ranging covers and well-crafted originals. They are a blast to see live; and are equally at home playing a private party, an indie festival, an art house, all the way to a trendy nightclub. LUX can easily transition to an opening band, a complementary double-bill, or standalone entertainment.
Although the term “jazz” is in their description, the LUX approach is closer to Trombone Shorty than to Miles Davis. With cover songs from artists as diverse as Django Reinhardt, Stevie Wonder, AC/DC and Amy Winehouse, along with their well-turned originals, they entertain across the spectrum! This was unmistakable on their latest tour as they played with bands of different genres such as folk/roots, rockabilly, hard rock, soul, and even shared a bill with 4 heavy metal bands! Unique, fearless and sprightly, LUX will take your favorite tunes, smash them to smithereens, and reassemble them into a sublimely entertaining performance. Their anti-homages have earned them radio play in Europe and Australia, and headlining spots at music festivals in Philadelphia and Lowell.
Who says guitars should only have 6 strings?
Who says alto sax can’t play metal?
What the hell is a “genre” anyway?
These are the burning questions LUX has been posing to audiences all over the North East with its raucous and rapacious rabble-rousing. For the past lap and a half around the sun, this quixotic quartet has been making daring forays into the catacombs of category, the seams of style and the fringes of idiom! Whatever that means! All I know is that in any given set you’re bound to hear anything from the Gorillaz to Maurice Ravel to ESPN ditties to Nirvana a la an acid-tripping troubadour blundering down Bourbon Street.
Did I mention they all sing?! There is something for everyone in this group. Small enough to put on a show in your grandmother’s armoire, yet wielding a big enough sound to induce spasmodic gesticulation in even the densest of concert-goers. LUX wants to bring its bottled lightning to you today! You can find them all here and on all manner of social mediaishness.