Lucky Diaz and The Family Jam Band
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"#1 Cool Kids Album: Lucky Diaz and The Family Jam Band"

#1 Cool Kids Album: Lucky Diaz and The Family Jam Band-People Magazine - People Magazine


"#1 Cool Kids Album: Lucky Diaz and The Family Jam Band"

#1 Cool Kids Album: Lucky Diaz and The Family Jam Band-People Magazine - People Magazine


"Treasure-Lucky Diaz"

Lucky Diaz may be one of the most refreshing trios to emerge recently on the indie-kids music scene. With an uncanny ability to mix maturity, gravitas, and listenability sure to please adult ears, Lucky Diaz still entertains and captivates the youngest members of the listening audience. If upcycling is the current crafting rage, then Lucky Diaz applies the principle to their musical influences: the rockabilly of “Blue Bear” and the camouflaged revision of “This Old Man” most notably. The band’s musicality is evident throughout the album’s complex rhythms and creative lyrics. The debut EP, “Luckiest Adventure,” has been one of the best music purchases I’ve made in a long time, and one that we’ve listened to A LOT. Download the album at iTunes, or stream “This Old Man” and “Blue Bear” for free at the band’s website. - Bellesqueaks Mommy Blog


"Christmas Fuzzies with Lucky Diaz!"

If you want to feel those warm Christmas fuzzies while you finish checking your list twice, then check out Lucky Diaz's mellow, jingly Under The Tree. Not only will the words make you think of all those people you can't wait to see at Christmas, it'll make you think of kids who really need you too: All the proceeds raised from the download of this single will go to Pablove to help fight childhood cancer

Read more: http://www.coolmomtech.com/2010/12/a_little_christmas_present_for.php#ixzz1DP0EQQCB - Cool Mom Tech


"Christmas Fuzzies with Lucky Diaz!"

If you want to feel those warm Christmas fuzzies while you finish checking your list twice, then check out Lucky Diaz's mellow, jingly Under The Tree. Not only will the words make you think of all those people you can't wait to see at Christmas, it'll make you think of kids who really need you too: All the proceeds raised from the download of this single will go to Pablove to help fight childhood cancer

Read more: http://www.coolmomtech.com/2010/12/a_little_christmas_present_for.php#ixzz1DP0EQQCB - Cool Mom Tech


"Lucky Diaz-Music Review"

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2011

Lucky Diaz and The Family Jam Band
We have a new kids CD here at our house. It's only 5 songs long, but I'll gladly listen to it on repeat for over an hour.

Even when the kids aren't around.

WHAT?!? Yeah, I was totally stunned when I caught myself doing that for the first time. I mean, I forgot I was listening to a children's CD, how often does that happen?

With kid friendly lyrics and fun upbeat music you should definitely check out Lucky Diaz and The Family Jam Band. Once you hear them you'll totally understand.

Here's my sum up of how great this CD is: This Old Man. Even though the lyrics are the same ones you learned in kindergarten the fantastically updated beat made it feel like a new song. This is the best remake version of a traditional kids song that I have ever heard and I'm glad to introduce my girls to this version first. (Maybe we could start a petition for Lucky Diaz and The Family Jam Band to work their magic with "Wheels on the Bus" too?)

My favorite song though is Explorer. Every time it comes on I find myself tapping my toes and singing along. In fact, I've added it to my grown up playlists making Explorer the first, and only, children's song to enter into my 'mommy time.'

Need some more convincing just how great the Luckiest Adventure album by Lucky Diaz and The Family Jam Band is? Check out the Customer Reviews left for them on iTunes. I have a strong suspicion that I'm not the only one expectantly waiting for another album to be released... (hint hint)

GET YOUR OWN: You can buy the entire Luckiest Adventure album by Lucky Diaz and The Family Jam Band for only $4.95 from iTunes. How great of a deal is that? - Simple Reviews


"Lucky Diaz-Kids’ Music V"

Let me start by saying that Lucky Diaz and The Family Jam Band’s album art is some of the coolest I’ve seen in a while. Luckiest Adventure is a five-track EP by the hip musical trio. The EP kicks things off with a cute pop rendition of “This Old Man,” making the classic nursery rhyme both catchy and infectiously fun. “Blue Bear” has a great guitar rhythm and a chorus that will surely have the little ones singing along. “Fire Fighter Girl” is like a flashback to the 1960s, with an intro reminiscent of Elvis Presley’s “(You’re The) Devil in Disguise.” “Explorer” and “Let Me Be Yours” round out the EP, giving you a little more than 15 minutes of listening time. Both tracks have Lucky’s signature mellowness and indie folk vibe. After one listen, you’ll be hooked on Lucky Diaz!

You can even snag their holiday single on iTunes ~ “Under the Tree” » - The Indie Tot


"Lucky Diaz-Kids’ Music V"

Let me start by saying that Lucky Diaz and The Family Jam Band’s album art is some of the coolest I’ve seen in a while. Luckiest Adventure is a five-track EP by the hip musical trio. The EP kicks things off with a cute pop rendition of “This Old Man,” making the classic nursery rhyme both catchy and infectiously fun. “Blue Bear” has a great guitar rhythm and a chorus that will surely have the little ones singing along. “Fire Fighter Girl” is like a flashback to the 1960s, with an intro reminiscent of Elvis Presley’s “(You’re The) Devil in Disguise.” “Explorer” and “Let Me Be Yours” round out the EP, giving you a little more than 15 minutes of listening time. Both tracks have Lucky’s signature mellowness and indie folk vibe. After one listen, you’ll be hooked on Lucky Diaz!

You can even snag their holiday single on iTunes ~ “Under the Tree” » - The Indie Tot


"I can’t get enough of Lucky Diaz’s The Luckiest Adventure!!!!"

I can’t get enough of Lucky Diaz’s The Luckiest Adventure. I know it’s an album meant for kids, but I just adore the songs. If I listen to Lucky Diaz enough, I’m sure Little Friend will adore them too. - bellesqueaks Mommy Blog


"Lucky Diaz...can I jam with you?!"

There are very few times that I pop a CD in the minivan and the kids are absolutely mesmerized….

Lucky Diaz, you are magical!

Every song has our toes tapping, our heads bopping, and our fingers strumming air guitar like we mean business.

My five year old describes this cd as follows: “happy and fun.” Those are two awesome words in a kid’s vocabulary. Great going!

We are in love with Lucky Diaz, and we know you will be too.

Lucky: Let me be your friend! - Minivan Blues


"Spinning in the {KID} independent household this week?"

...our family got hooked on the Luckiest Adventure EP by Lucky Diaz and The Family Jam Band. With a folksy pop appeal, and lyrics that are just plain fun, it’s an album that will appeal to kids of all ages. - {KID} independent


"Best New Artist (Kids Music):  Lucky Diaz and the Family Jam Band USA Today"

Best New Artist (Kids Music):  Lucky Diaz and the Family Jam Band
"It's contemporary family music all dressed up in the '50s. I almost fell out of my chair when I heard this EP for the first time. And then I did fall out of my chair when I heard it for the second time." - USA Today


"ONE TRACK MIND: Lucky Diaz “Fire Fighter Girl”"

What do I love most about Lucky Diaz’ “Fire Fighter Girl”?

That it sounds like it was recorded in the late 1950's? Maybe.

That the song’s protagonist is a gal who’s “out to save the world”? Highly probable, seeing as how I have a pair of future heroines scampering about at home.

Whatever the reasons, I do love this tune and I think that you and your children will too.

“Fire Fighter Girl” is the middle track on the 5-song EP “Luckiest Adventures” and is destined to get stuck in the middle of your noggin whether you’re in line at the soda fountain shop, plunking quarters into a jukebox, or (more modernly) cruising ’round your neighborhood as your kids eagerly scan for shiny red firetrucks. - Out With The Kids


"ONE TRACK MIND: Lucky Diaz “Fire Fighter Girl”"

What do I love most about Lucky Diaz’ “Fire Fighter Girl”?

That it sounds like it was recorded in the late 1950's? Maybe.

That the song’s protagonist is a gal who’s “out to save the world”? Highly probable, seeing as how I have a pair of future heroines scampering about at home.

Whatever the reasons, I do love this tune and I think that you and your children will too.

“Fire Fighter Girl” is the middle track on the 5-song EP “Luckiest Adventures” and is destined to get stuck in the middle of your noggin whether you’re in line at the soda fountain shop, plunking quarters into a jukebox, or (more modernly) cruising ’round your neighborhood as your kids eagerly scan for shiny red firetrucks. - Out With The Kids


"I want to throw a party just so Lucky Diaz and the Family Jam Band can come and play!"

I want to throw a party just so Lucky Diaz and the Family Jam Band can come and play, not that I really need a reason to have them come and play.  The trio is welcome to play at my house anytime.  It wouldn’t be the first time that I received a noise ordinance for having band practice at my place.  It would totally be worth it.

The Luckiest Adventure EP was released earlier this year and definitely makes my list of must-have, family-friendly music.  Here is a list of the five toe-tapping tracks on the record:
Track 1: This Old Man – Lucky puts a modern, indie twist on this old English classic.  In my opinion, what they’ve done with “This Old Man” is what any band should be doing to spice up classic nursery rhymes.  It’s fun for the parents…and the kids.  My kids and I bust out laughing when the “old man” breaks into the song with his gruff voice and crazy antics.
Track 2: Blue Bear – The band really puts the “J” in jam with this song.  There’s clapping and hollering and just all sorts of goodness, people!  Just you try to tell me that it doesn’t make you feel like gettin’ down.
Track 3: Fire Fighter Girl – You want doo-wop?  You’ve got it.  This is the track that will have the grandparents scooping up the kids and dancing with them around the room.  I love that the band has incorporated the sound of the 50's and 60's into their music.
Track 4: Explorer – A sweet, acoustic song that has a unique sound but at the same time, reminds me of something you would hear from Jack Johnson.  I love all of the songs on the EP but I would have to say that Explorer is my favorite.
Track 5: Let Me Be Yours – This is a tune that makes you want to be surrounded by the all the people and things that you love on a pleasant, sunny day.  ‘Nuff said.
This is a great group of songs for the band’s second EP.  When you fall in love with these five songs, you’re going to want to pick up their 2009 release, Rainy Day Dimes.  Both recordings are available on iTunes and/or Amazon and we highly recommend listening to Lucky Diaz music on a daily basis. - ParentSphere.net


"I want to throw a party just so Lucky Diaz and the Family Jam Band can come and play!"

I want to throw a party just so Lucky Diaz and the Family Jam Band can come and play, not that I really need a reason to have them come and play.  The trio is welcome to play at my house anytime.  It wouldn’t be the first time that I received a noise ordinance for having band practice at my place.  It would totally be worth it.

The Luckiest Adventure EP was released earlier this year and definitely makes my list of must-have, family-friendly music.  Here is a list of the five toe-tapping tracks on the record:
Track 1: This Old Man – Lucky puts a modern, indie twist on this old English classic.  In my opinion, what they’ve done with “This Old Man” is what any band should be doing to spice up classic nursery rhymes.  It’s fun for the parents…and the kids.  My kids and I bust out laughing when the “old man” breaks into the song with his gruff voice and crazy antics.
Track 2: Blue Bear – The band really puts the “J” in jam with this song.  There’s clapping and hollering and just all sorts of goodness, people!  Just you try to tell me that it doesn’t make you feel like gettin’ down.
Track 3: Fire Fighter Girl – You want doo-wop?  You’ve got it.  This is the track that will have the grandparents scooping up the kids and dancing with them around the room.  I love that the band has incorporated the sound of the 50's and 60's into their music.
Track 4: Explorer – A sweet, acoustic song that has a unique sound but at the same time, reminds me of something you would hear from Jack Johnson.  I love all of the songs on the EP but I would have to say that Explorer is my favorite.
Track 5: Let Me Be Yours – This is a tune that makes you want to be surrounded by the all the people and things that you love on a pleasant, sunny day.  ‘Nuff said.
This is a great group of songs for the band’s second EP.  When you fall in love with these five songs, you’re going to want to pick up their 2009 release, Rainy Day Dimes.  Both recordings are available on iTunes and/or Amazon and we highly recommend listening to Lucky Diaz music on a daily basis. - ParentSphere.net


"walking down the street with a smile on your face..."

“You know that feeling of walking down the street with a smile on your face and a secret song in your head that makes you feel like you’ve got one up on the world? Well, any of these five could be that song. Really.”



Mindy Thomas

Program Director, SIRIUS/XM’S Kids Place Live - SIRIUS/XM’S Kids Place Live


"Lucky Diaz and Jack Johnson"


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Lucky Diaz, “Blue Bear”

We had two instant gut reactions to Lucky Diaz’ “Blue Bear,” which they can be seen enthusiastically performing above. One: it’s an extremely catchy song that we really like a lot. Two: it reminds us of Jack Johnson. It’s a bit hard to articulate why, but Lucky Diaz’s music just has a certain acoustic ease to it. - http://www.bunchfamily.ca


"An "amuse bouche" of tunes from Lucky Diaz"

After watching a few seasons of Top Chef, I now know what an amuse bouche is: a bite-size appetizer that is supposed to give you an idea of the chef's approach--and hopefully make you hungry for more.

And though Lucky Diaz's 15 minute debut EP is more than a single "bite" of songs, this short collection of excellent music has us all eager for what he'll put together next.


Lucky Diaz's downloadable EP, Luckiest Adventure, kicks offf with a retro bass line in the danceable Blue Bear, a song about a big ol' bear who is soooooo hunnnngry. The bear's empty-belly pleas weave in and out of this super-fun song featuring handclaps, an infectious chorus and Lucky Diaz's mellow, cool voice.

Explorer takes the tempo down a notch with a lovely acoustic piece about a child's insatiable curiosity. And I love that the one song about a firefighter is about a girl and includes backup singers that sound like they are straight out of a 50's tune.

Even when covering the sung-to-death-in-our-household This Old Man, this LA musician voice turns a nursery rhyme into a mellow pop gem that gets just silly enough to make you remember that this one is for the kids. Worth a download for sure. -Christina - Cool Mom Picks


"Pied Piper Radio says this about Lucky Diaz!"

"Lucky listeners explore an enchanting world and make friends along the way on Luckiest Adventure. Meet a fire fighting Pippi Longstocking, a ravenous (but friendly) bear, and a cantankerous old man who loves nothing more than counting, on this very fine release. Very well done, and all in a 5 song EP. I can't wait to hear more."

Amberly Warnke
Pied Piper Radio
http://piedpiperradio.com - Pied Piper Radio


"Los Angeles Pick of The Week!"

"Tracks like “Blue Bear” and a funky remix of “This Old Man” have major danceability. "-Daily Candy.com - Daily Candy Kids


""It'll take you about 15 minutes to fall in love with Lucky Diaz""

You can make a big impression in a small amount of time. With his debut family EP Luckiest Adventure, Lucky Diaz proves you can do it in about fifteen minutes. The singer-songwriter from LA has put together five fabulous songs that will probably stay lodged in your iTunes playlist, car CD player, and brain for a long time after you first hear it. "Blue Bear" is a shuffling rockabilly tune that must spontaneously generate handclapping solos in concert. It's followed by "Explorer," which has a bit of a laid-back Jack Johnson feel mixed with some nifty fret work from Diaz. "Fire Fighter Girl" apes the girl-group sound of fifty years ago, "Let Me Be Yours" sounds like a folk-rock love song for adults but works in a knock-knock joke (sort of), and the album concludes with an rootsy power-pop take on "This Old Man" -- complete with an appearance by the man himself. Diaz has a versatile voice that can do the big choruses and falsettos equally well, and it's ably backed up by the trio (Diaz and a couple others).
The songs are most appropriate for kids ages 3 through 6. You can download the album on iTunes or Amazon, and you can stream 3 of the songs at Diaz's website. On Luckiest Adventure, Diaz has put more really good songs on a 5-song EP than a lot of artists fit in on an entire full-length. Full-length pronto, please. Definitely recommended.
_ZooGlobble.com - ZooGlobble.com


"Lucky Diaz delivers an excellent 5-track contribution to the family music scene!"

After checking out the amazing album artwork for Lucky Diaz’s family music EP, Luckiest Adventure, I knew I was in for an original project. Lucky Diaz delivers an excellent 5-track contribution to the family music scene, full of finely-crafted acoustic pop tunes. Whether bringing a fresh take on a tired standard, “This Old Man,” or introducing his own originals like “Fire Fighter Girl,” Diaz is a promising new artist on the scene.-Matthew Siden-Nugget Island.com - Nuggetisland.com


"Lucky Diaz Rainy Day Dimes EP"

The most common association of a rainy day is sad and gloom. So if you are feeling down in the dumps, don't despair! This album is your remedy! Get yourself some!

Feeling pretty good about life already? Why not feel even better?! This album is guaranteed to pick-you-up!

Rainy Day Dimes (EP) (2009) is the recent release from, Lucky Diaz, an accomplished musician, composer, and all-around natural creative talent, based in Los Angeles, CA!

Best tracks

* The Way
* Song For You
* Before The Fall

The catchy and uplifting melodies combined with positive lyrics in "The Way" can't help but pick up one's spirits. "Song for You" also instills heart warming feelings of inspiration. That makes both of those songs easy favorites for me. I have to say that
"Before the Fall" rounds out my top 3. I love this one because it's full of romance and charm, yet conveyed in a more subtle and tender manner than the other songs.

Those are my top 3 out of the 5 songs on the album, but as a whole it's all wonderful.

Lucky takes those rainy day dimes and turns them into 'sunshine gold' with this EP. Don't miss out. Pick up this album and just get to feeling good already!

If you are in the Los Angeles area, you are in luck. Lucky's got a show at Genghis Cohen on next Friday, May 29 and an EP Release Party in the VIP Lounge at Cinespace on Friday, June 12. Click HERE for more details, or visit the links below for more on Lucky Diaz! - A Million Watts of Sound


"LaKidstuff"

Lucky Diaz

Grow Kid Grow
4310 W. Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles 90029
Saturday, November 14, 2009
6 p.m.
Ages: All
Cost: Donation based ($5)
Website

Listen to children’s music debut of acclaimed musician Lucky Diaz! Want a preview? Download the first single Blue Bear from Lucky Diaz’ eponymous kids album HERE for FREE! Lucky writes songs that leave the listener moved by their sincere emotion and catchy yet creative tune. With roots firmly placed in Blues and Roots Rock, Lucky nevertheless draws inspiration from many different musical influences. His funky and eclectic style will appeal to diverse audiences all at once! Don’t miss this intimate performance that’ll also give you an opportunity to check out the cool new Silver Lake venue for kids resale clothing store for hip kids and parents! - Lakidstuff.com


"LaKidstuff"

Lucky Diaz

Grow Kid Grow
4310 W. Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles 90029
Saturday, November 14, 2009
6 p.m.
Ages: All
Cost: Donation based ($5)
Website

Listen to children’s music debut of acclaimed musician Lucky Diaz! Want a preview? Download the first single Blue Bear from Lucky Diaz’ eponymous kids album HERE for FREE! Lucky writes songs that leave the listener moved by their sincere emotion and catchy yet creative tune. With roots firmly placed in Blues and Roots Rock, Lucky nevertheless draws inspiration from many different musical influences. His funky and eclectic style will appeal to diverse audiences all at once! Don’t miss this intimate performance that’ll also give you an opportunity to check out the cool new Silver Lake venue for kids resale clothing store for hip kids and parents! - Lakidstuff.com


Discography

Lishy Lou and Lucky Too!
A Potluck
Oh Lucky Day!
Blue Bear-Single
Luckiest Adventure

Photos

Bio

Latin-GRAMMY Nominated Children's Music Artist-Lucky Daz and the Family Jam Band! See who People Magazine call the #1 Cool kids music out now! USA Today name Lucky Diaz and The Family Jam Band the Best New Kids artist in 2011!

Lucky Diaz and the Family Jam Band is a hip-shaking, head-bopping, Los Angeles-based explosion of fun on the kids music scene!

Lucky Diaz caters to the cool family crowds that yearn for quality music for their youngest members. With an audience base growing by the second (and we dont just mean in height!), Lucky Diaz and the Family Jam Band is inspiring dance parties around the country!

LDFJB is comprised of acclaimed musician and songwriter, Lucky Diaz and the sensational performer Alisha Gaddis. Together, the duo, turns kids music into music loved by all!

#1 Cool Kids Album - People Magazine
#1 Song Lines and Dots- Sirius XM Kids Place Live
#1 Kindie Rock Album- Daily Candy
Best Album of the Year- Top 3 Dadnabbit
Best Song of the Year -Top 5- Lines and Dots- Dadnabbit
Best Album of the Year- Top 10- Family Man Online
Best Album of the Year- Top 10- KDHX Musical Merry-Go- Round
Best Album of the Year- Top 3 - MediaMacaroni.com
Top Ten Albums- Fids and Kamily.com
Favorite New Releases- Top 5- Metro Parent
Featured Artist- Disc Maker Spring 2013 Catalog
Los Angeles Times Featured Band
Daily News Featured Artists
NAAPA Award Winner
Parents Choice Gold and Silver Award Winner
#1 Song Lines and Dots- Sirius XM Kids Place Live
#1 on Top 13 under 13- Sirius XMs Kids Place Live
#11 of Top 20 Kids Albums of 2010- Pied Piper Radio
Top 20 Albums of 2010- Best Kids Music- Zooglobble
Top Songs of the Year- OWTK.com