Luba Dvorak (Luba Dvorak and the Banned)

Luba Dvorak (Luba Dvorak and the Banned)

 New York City, New York, USA
BandCountryClassic Rock

A mixture of Bruce Springsteen and Johnny Cash, Luba Dvorak is a singer/songwriter with an energy and presence onstage like no other.

Many people can do it in the studio with the technology available, but few can do it anywhere like Luba Dvorak and the Banned.


Born in a small town called Brno in what was then called Czechoslovakia at Luba Dvorak and his brother were taken by their parents on vacation to what was then called Yugoslavia. What they didn't mention to anyone was that they weren't coming back, well at least not until the current government was overthrown. And after a year and a half of bouncing around Europe they finally settled in Vancouver, Canada.
The son of a blacksmith by trade and well-respected musician and not far in the family tree away from world renowned composer Antonín Dvorák, Luba started playing guitar at age twelve. By fifteen he was playing the bars and toured Japan, Europe, Canada and the US with his high school band called "Terror of Tiny Town". After eight years the band broke up and Luba started another band the "Big Rig Sweeties". They toured all over again and sold some songs to video games and TV shows. They had a small hit with the song "Big Toy's & 4x4's" which got a lot of air play in Canada and across the US.

After a tour with the band got canceled following 9/11. He stared doing solo acoustic shows and never looked back, recording his first solo record "Parts for Sale" in 2003 with friend Kenny Aronoff (John Mellencamp/Melissa Etheridge) on drums.

Luba Dvorak, the singer/songwriter and leader of the “Live Music Movement” was then born.

In 2004 he started working with German label United One Records and toured Europe again.

In the Spring of 2006, Luba and producer and friend Allen Rodger flew out to New York and shacked up in a friends beach house in Rockaway Beach, yes the same one the Ramones song is about. With a case of red wine, some whiskey and a carton of Marlboro's and they got down to work and the creative juices started flowing. Drawing inspiration from all the elements around them they stuck a microphone out the window for the cool mellow sounds of the Atlantic Ocean, giving the listener the relaxing feel of the escape Rockaway once was. They recorded ten songs for what Luba likes to refer to it as a nice little "hangover record" "Hotel La Rence".

Luba has since taken his music to whole other level. Collaborating with his new band "the Banned" he recorded a collection of songs off his previous two albums entitled “Under the Radar”. They did ten songs live off the floor at Pilot Studios in New York. The album features Larry Oakes (Bad Company/Foreigner) on piano, Tony Tino (Gavin Degraw/ Southside Johny and the Asbury Jukes) on Bass, Mark Greenberg (Dickey Betts) on drums.

Since then “the Banned” has exploded with sound and talent adding Greg McMullen on pedal steel and Benny Landa on guitar.

Look for Luba Dvroak and the Banned as they bring their lonesome highway, New York style country fried rock and roll to a town near you and join them in their effort to spread the gospel of true live music!!!

Check out our live performances on youtube and facebook..
All records are available on ITUNES.


Luba Dvorak and the Banned - Under The Radar ? 2008 Hotel Songs

Luba Dvorak - Hotel La Rence ? 2007 United One Records

Luba Dvorak - Parts For Sale ? 2003 United One Records