Lucky Friday

Lucky Friday

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With crowd-energizing anthems and shout-along melodies, Lucky Friday has acquired a devoted following of die-hard fans. The band delivers a clever blend of catchy pop hooks and sharp rock riffs along with a charismatic stage personality that makes their shows truly fan-driven.

Biography

With crowd-energizing anthems and shout-along melodies, Lucky Friday has acquired a devoted following of die-hard fans. The band delivers a clever blend of catchy pop hooks and sharp rock riffs along with a charismatic stage personality that makes their shows truly fan-driven.

WHAT'S NEW:

Lucky Friday has shot 2 new videos and just finished recording 5 new songs. Check out new music and videos on their website:

http://www.luckyfriday.net

HOW IT STARTED:

Having known each other since grade school, the band first formed in April of 2001 as a result of a high school talent show. "We ended up winning the show and decided to stay together after that" says frontman, Pat Hart. The band named itself One Nine Crew. After the talent show the band immediately started writing original material together and booking shows as often as possible. "Having been friends for such a long time gave us instant chemistry when we started laying down our first songs" says guitar/keys player, Nick D'Errico. The band started to promote their shows with area venues and continously worked on refining their musical style. "We tried to play as many shows as we could, even private parties because we loved the energy of the crowd" says the band.

Not only did the group bond with their fans, they also developed friendships with other bands and musicians playing the same venues and worked together to promote each other's projects.

In addition to their original music, the band also played cover shows. "Ironically, playing cover songs gave us tremendous opportunities to further ourselves as musicians and performers" says bassist, Dave Cesare. It was important to the band to keep their cover shows varied so they always set a goal to include a new set of songs each time.

"As a performer, it was very challenging. We were learning new songs each week to keep our repertoire fresh including styles we've never played before. We wanted to be able to perform styles as authentically as we could" adds Pat. "By playing cover shows we not only got the chance to get up on stage and rock the house to new fans every time, but it also allowed us to prove ourselves as musicians as a whole" says Nick.

One Nine Crew continued to play their original music in addition to the cover shows and their original act was eventually signed to Purple Star Music Group, LLC owned by music producer, Mike Gendler and marketing director, Rachel De Barros.

"We were ready to put our original project in the spotlight and develop our sound as a band" says guitarist Dan Burns. "We spent months in intense writing sessions. We were fortunate to also work collaboratively with established songwriters," says Pat. Among them were Scot Sax (Faith Hill and Tim McGraw), Dave Robidoux (NFL Films), Alan Schaefer (Collective Soul), Dave Giorgio (Kidz Bop Records), and Gary Phillips (Wildhoney Music). "Having the opportunity to work with outside writers really tested us musically, and also helped think outside the box and made us better songwriters" adds Pat.

Now that the original project was on the right path and the band had embraced a sound all their own, they decided to change their name to Lucky Friday.