KING LUCIUS

KING LUCIUS

 North Vancouver, British Columbia, CAN
BandHip HopEDM

ROCK HOP; hip hop without the gangster tip because it's just not me! I focus my skills on life supportive rhymes and beats containing rock elements... double kick, cymbals, live crunchy guitars, and futuristic synths, giving you a cutting edge sound with a highly evolved and intense vibration! Yes!

Biography

Steve Hunt
King Lucius Inc.
(604) 440 - 5534
www.kinglucius.com
kinglucius@mac.com
2775 Lyndene Rd
North Vancouver, BC
V7R 1E2

Upcoming release:
"Witnessing Worthy" from artist/producer King Lucius (Steve Hunt) showcasing his new sound ROCK HOP and superseding his ('07) debut album,
"Rebirth" -Nominated "Rap/Hip Hop recording of the year" at the 2008 Hamilton Music Awards.

BIOGRAPHY

No longer able to deny his desire for creating and his unique, elevated talents for performing and rhyming, Canadian born Steve (Stevo) Hunt has become reborn into "King Lucius."

The Greek meaning of Steve is "King" according to a past Greek girlfriend. And, after watching the hit movie "Batman Begins", Steve became inspired by the character played by Morgan Freeman, Lucius, who created and "armed" the hero by and large. It was then that the idea of a Supreme Hero, one that makes heroes, lit a spark inside Stevo. Not to mention that he discovered the dictionary definition of Lucius, derived from the Latin root Luc. meant light, and Lucius meant "The Bringer of Light."

That settled it, Steve now had the answers as to what to entitle the note book of rhymes he had been sitting on for the previous 7 years. The work he knew would change his life when he was ready, as well as his handle. And so, 'King Lucius' was born in "Rebirth!"

At the age of 17, Stevo had gotten a taste for the live stage during his year and a half, with original heavy ska/punk band 'Marvin K. Mooney.' At this point he realized he definitely had what it takes to be a multi-faceted, successful performer, being that he was already the shirtless, trombone-playing vocalist that loved the live energy of an intrigued audience response!

So he left the band and auditioned at several Universities for the Performing Arts Program. He was accepted everywhere he had applied, except the place he really wanted to go.
However, sitting on the back burner was a unique opportunity that had been offered to him from the world renowned outfit, 'Up With People', ...A WORLD TOUR MUSICAL!!!

In 1999, he toured Europe, USA, including Alaska and Canada extensively in a live two hour full scale broad-way style musical for ten months. It was geared toward International camaraderie, not to mention the billeting, volunteering and culturally diverse conditions that helped him grow and break down any and all comfort zones and stereotypes.

Steve then returned home to Ancaster, Ontario (now part of Hamilton). Soon after, while at work, he was approached by the owner of a modeling agency and during the photo shoot that came out of it, he informed the photographer of his experience abroad. One thing led to another, and he ended up signing with a principal acting agent in Toronto. After a solid eight months of auditioning and background work, Stevo broke through with the leading role in one episode of 'ON-TV' sitcom 'Singles Court'. Interestingly enough the character he was cast for was a white rapper, and his performance earned his first credit into the world-renowned 'ACTRA' union for performing artists.

The following season he managed to persevere during a three-hour hike through a snowstorm to arrive two and half hours late to be in the 'background' on the set of Paramount Picture, 'Narc,' starring Ray Liotta, Jason Patric and Busta Rhymes. Five minutes after he got there, director Joe Carnahan ("Narc", "Smoking Aces 1&2", "The Grey") stopped everything and approached Stevo and asked him, "How do you feel about Improv?" Awesomely, Carnahan awarded him with an upgrade to principle performer for his improvisational efforts and his performance made the final edit!

After struggling through a three year lull in the Acting realm, Steve did everything from direct sales to bouncing, all the while keeping the book of rhymes he wrote in the back of his mind, knowing one day that it would be his life's work. Then in 2005-06 he landed three commercials to propel him into full union member status for 'ACTRA', which has allowed his full member status into the UBCP as well.

After that, it seemed no coincidence when he met the recording engineer he used to record the "Smarten Up'' EP on the set of a movie shoot for 'Stomp the Yard'. If you were fortunate enough to come across a copy of his 'Smarten Up' EP (200 copies released) you got a sneak peak of what was to come from KING LUCIUS!!! It was that EP that landed him his first live performance as King Lucius. The first bookie to hear it made room for King Luc by adding an opening spot for a "Choclair" show in Hamilton at Club Absinthe. The first source of feedback that King Lucius received ever (from someone he didn't know prior) was "you killed that man!"

One year later he released his first album "Rebirth" in Nov/07 under his own Label, LIT Records, currently KING LUCIUS Inc. It is available via www.kinglucius.com as well as at iTunes, Rhapsody, CD

Discography

Coming Soon. "Witnessing Worthy"

(2008) Track Title: "Reason or Excuse" by King Lucius
- Coast 2 Coast MixtapeVol.15 host Obie Trice feat. Jay-Z, Lil Wayne, Vocab, Illaj and Mikey Vegaz, Lovely Hoffman, Lil Fats, Freeway, and more! (2008)

(2008) Track Title: "Billiono Fabulouso" by King Lucius
-Coast 2 Coast Mixtape Vol.18 hosted by DJ Khaled feat. Busta Rymes, R. Kelly, Ludacris, Judakiss, Plies, Flo Rida, and more!

(2008) Track Title: "The Shimmer" by King Lucius
- Coast to Coast Vol.19 "The Shadyville Edition hosted by DJ Noodles

(2007) LP "REBIRTH" debut by King Lucius- Nominated "Rap/Hip Hop Recording of the Year" 2008 Hamilton Music Awards. Available at www.kinglucius.com, iTunes, Rhapsody, CD Baby, Napster...

(2006) EP "Smarten Up" by King Luicus

Set List

Original works ... (in no particular order)

- Autonomy
- Got What I need, Time To Succeed
- I Value
- Spread Awarness (So Unsuppressed)
- The Awakening
- The Bail Out (W)hole
- The Details
- The Perils of Perfection
- The Tavelling Troubadour
- Who Are These People
- The Buck Stops Here(The Good Influence)
- Look At Things Differently
- Back Then (King Luc WORTHY remix)
- The Shimmer
- Smarten Up

Sound System.

MacBook Pro, Mackie Onyx 820i mixer, (2) 400 Watt Mackie Thump Speakers, Sennheiser in-ear monitering system, Sure SLX wireless microphone, Pre Sonus Pre-Amp, Pro Tools 9, Monster Cables

Lighting system

4-unit system
16 preset sound activated patterns
1 master and 3 slaves
8 multicolored beams per unit
Lamps: 4 x 64514 (120v 300watt)