Jeffrey Luck Lucas

Jeffrey Luck Lucas

BandAlternativeSinger/Songwriter

Lush, cinematic chamber rock and folk. Moody and atmospheric, Lucas' songs chart the nether regions of the heart. With his intimate baritone, dreamlike arrangements, and deep pulsing rhythms, Lucas and his band have drawn comparisons to Tindersticks, Nick Cave, Leonard Cohen, and Scott Walker.

Biography

JEFFREY LUCK LUCAS is a songwriter, composer, and performer who comes from both a classical and a alternative rock background. An original member of THE MORLOCKS (the seminal 80s garage rock outfit) as well as a graduate of cello and composition studies, his music truly encompasses a broad spectrum of emotion and detail. Lucas' has been writing songs since he received an electronic organ when he was 10-- coincidentally the year he began his cello studies-- but he wanted to be a SONGWRITER and a singer when he first heard THE VELVET UNDERGROUND. It was then that he first felt the resonance between word and sound, poet and listener: he knew he had to give back what he had just received. Lucas' music makes you feel and think along; it immerses you: it is not a passive experience. Much like what he describes in his songs, there's a dark romance between the music and the audience... they become partners in crime. It literally took years for Jeffrey to find this music, and when he did, he had the good fortune of being discovered by DESMOND SHEA, an incredible engineer, producer, and musician who's worked with everyone from THE RESIDENTS to TARNATION. Shea and Lucas share a vision, one they've now honed over three critically acclaimed albums. Jeffrey has shared the stage and bill with many acclaimed national and international artists including Stuart Staples and Tindersticks, Jolie Holland, The Willard Grant Conspiracy, Alejandro Escovedo, John Doe, and Chris Whitley.

Lyrics

The Lion's Jaw

Written By: Jeffrey Luck Lucas

a kiss
between the lion's jaw
and the moon
so effortless

it's coming
to darken the sky
to break our bed
it's so effortless

tonight
we'll bend the dream
we'll turn the heart
so effortlessly

the rain will fall
in the lion's jaw
the lion's jaw

The Sadists

Written By: Jeffrey Luck Lucas

it's the way we smile
after we're done
biding our time
forgiving none
it's the way we smile

it's the way we feel
so confused
by the words we say
but never use
it's the way we feel

we talk
all night long
then lay down
all alone

such a wild night
to care less
and make our love
a filthy mess
such a wild night

it was a long walk
to reach this place
to lose our heart
without a trace
such a long walk

we talk
all night long
then lay down
all alone

The Bath

Written By: Jeffrey Luck Lucas

in a gilded cage
silver nails pluck at blue strings
makeup swirls around
and 'round in the sink
love, where have you been
that makes you so mean
to me?

sweet, sweet sleep-around-town
sweet, sweet love-upside-down
I know, I know it's true

a bath of wine
red anemones suck at your skin
you're shivering as the memories
slowly sink in
love, here's to one more night
then let all our nights end

sweet, sweet sleep-around-town
sweet, sweet love-upside-down
I know, I know it's true

Discography

Jeffrey has 3 studio albums to date: HELL THEN DIVINE (2004), WHAT WE WHISPER (2006), THE LION'S JAW (2009). He has appeared as a guest artist on records by NEUROSIS, STEVE VON TILL, PAULA FRASER, KIRA LYNN CAIN, TOM HEYMAN, CHUCK PROPHET, to name a few. He has also appeared on the compilations I AM A COLD ROCK, I AM DULL GRASS; SONGS FROM ANOTHER PLACE, EYE OF THE BEHOLDER IV, and COMES WITH A SMILE VOL. 10

Set List

The set list is always a balance of current material with material from the albums, keeping each concert unique and "living". Lucas' is a prolific writer and needs to have the sets reflect his art and outlook past, PRESENT, and future... with the emphasis on the here and now. Sets can be anywhere from 1-2 hours (or less) depending on available time. A typical (current) set:

The Sadists
Dark White
The Lion's Jaw
King of One Night Stands
The Bath
Dirty Redux
Leave Me Now
The Merman
Reasons
Still A Miracle
A Stranger's Gift
Just Like Moths

Lucas' has included Velvet Underground (Pale Blue Eyes) and Leonard Cohen (Paper Thin Hotel, I Tried To Leave You) covers in his recent sets.