The Luck

The Luck

 London, England, GBR
DuoAlternativeAdult Contemporary

The Luck, brother-sister acoustic folk-rock duo of Max & Esmay Luck. Orignally from London, they are now based in LA and have been performing shows around California. They will be launching their debut studio album in Spring 2016 and touring the US as a 5-piece band.

Biography

The Luck are a brother/sister duo from London. Based out of California, Max and Esmay Luck are working closely with Paul Broucek (President of Music at Warner Brothers Pictures) and are currently recording their debut album at The Village, LA. 

With Ed Cherney (Rolling Stones/Bob Dylan/multiple Grammys) as engineer and mixer, Jon Sadoff as arranger, Paul Broucek as producer, Matt Chamberlain on drums (Pearl Jam/Alanis Morissette/Stevie Nicks) and Sean Hurley on upright bass/bass guitar (John Mayer/Alicia Keys/Vertical Horizon), the duo are set to begin releasing tracks from the album in January 2016. 

Max and Esmay are currently assembling a team of management, promoters and agents ahead of the release, but for now you can find some of their music - including live studio performances at Dave's Room in LA, recorded by Grammy award winning engineer David Bianco - here: www.theluckmusic.com 

Since their arrival in California July 2014, Max and Esmay have performed at venues in San Francisco, San Diego and LA (including venues such as The Troubadour, Hotel Cafe, the Viper Room Sunset Marquis, as well as industry showcases at Warner Bros Pictures). They have also been hired by of one of Indy car racing's most successful teams, KV Racing, who requested their performances at Indy car races in California, Iowa and Alabama. They are currently booking shows at NAMM, The Sundance Film Festival and School Night, LA for Spring 2016 before starting a California tour to launch the album.

Max and Esmay started The Luck in 2011 after a chance songwriting session where they wrote the title track of their first EP, 'Bricks'. They played around many of the venues in London, eventually traveling to Europe to launch their second EP, 'Muscles and Bones', the title track of which won first place in the International Songwriting Competition 2013 (Adult Contemporary category) in Nashville. This track also went on to win the Nashville-based Unsigned Only Competition in the same category in September 2013 and was placed on Hollyoaks (one of the UKs most popular soap operas). Other tracks from the Muscles and Bones EP (Bricks and Holding On) were used by the BBC for primetime episodes of Countryfile (the most-watched factual programme on any channel in the UK). The duo then attained P1 artist visas to the USA in Summer 2014.

 

 

Lyrics

Muscles and Bones

Written By: The Luck,Richard Darbyshire

Take me to the start, innocence a world of time
Carried us apart, so naive I missed the signs
The end was never clear and I couldn't find
The winding roads and borrowed clothes, the new renaissance that you chose.

Muscles and bones when you're looking at me,
Falling apart, I'm torn at the seams, I'm broken into bits of what I used to be
Muscles and bones when you're looking at me,
Falling apart, I'm torn at the seams, I'm broken into bits of what I used to be

I put them in a note, words that I would never say
Wishing well I wrote, can we find another way
To a better place where you can relate
To all the paintings I can see, they're signed by you and made of me

Muscles and bones when you're looking at me,
Falling apart, I'm torn at the seams, I'm broken into bits of what I used to be
Stripping away all the old remains
I'm tearing apart through the spider veins, Anatomy's a game we're all the same

Woah, I'm looking at you Leonardo

Muscles and bones when you're looking at me,
Falling apart, I'm torn at the seams, I'm broken into bits of what I used to be
Stripping away all the old remains
I'm tearing apart through the spider veins, Anatomy's a game we're all the same

There's a ghost of a painter a face on the wall, and my Mona Lisas are angels that fall,
I'm looking at you Leonardo

Vertigo

Written By: The Luck,Dan Lancaster,Karnig Manoukian

These dizzy heights, know what they do to me
Give me strength, make me feel like I’m living in a dream, woah,
And that’s where I wanna be
Feel the air rush by as I pick up speed
Nowhere else I could go brings me to reality, and that’s where I wanna be

Tell me that we’re getting closer
Show me how to levitate
Cos that’s where I wanna be, high up playing with gravity,
Oh Oh in vertigo, living in Vertigo.

So I stand up high, with the world beneath
Shadows fade into light as the descends on me
Take these chains off my feet, lift me up, set me free woah...

Tell me that we’re getting closer
Show me how to levitate
Cos that’s where I wanna be, high up playing with gravity,
Oh Oh in vertigo, living in Vertigo.
Rising up through the atmosphere
Breaking out, to the open
Cos that’s where I wanna be, high up playing with gravity, oh oh,
In Vertigo, oh, living in Vertigo.

One life, live it like you can’t hide, push it to the skies, in vertigo, in vertigo
High up, spread your wings and don’t be afraid

Tell me that we’re getting closer
Show me how to levitate
Cos that’s where I wanna be, high up playing with gravity,
Oh Oh in vertigo, living in Vertigo.
Rising up through the atmosphere
Breaking out, to the open
Cos that’s where I wanna be, high up playing with gravity, oh oh,
In Vertigo, oh, living in Vertigo.

Holding On

Written By: The Luck,Dan Lancaster

Watching over you, sullen mast a few
And the soft delirium you put me through
How do you do?

And I'm holding on, holding on for normal life
And I'm holding on, holding on for you, decide
Wipe the tears from your face, let me take all the pain for you
I'm holding on for you

Full of old and new, the one I thought I knew
And the cold collision course that you went through
How did you do?

And I'm holding on, holding on for normal life
And I'm holding on, holding on for you, decide
Wipe the tears from your face, let me take all the pain for you, for you
'Cause I won't walk away, no there's nothing that I wouldn't do
I'm holding on for you

Falling over you, nothing I can do
So tell me true, how do you do?

I'm holding on, holding on for normal life
And I'm holding on, holding on for you, decide
Wipe the tears from your face, let me take all the pain for you, for you
'Cause I won't walk away, no there's nothing that I wouldn't do, for you

And I'm holding (on), let me take all the pain for you, for you
And I'm holding (on), no there's nothing that I wouldn't do for you
And I'm holding on for you

Bricks

Written By: The Luck

Reds and blues and whites and greens
Lay together fill the seams of some, something new

Around the streets the wind will tear,
sweeping sirens through the air they call,
call for blue, call for blue

They call alone for you
They call alone for you

Breaking down the bricks I laid, they’re laid to fall apart
Breaking down the bricks I laid, foundations at the start, the start

Reaching tall alone they stand,
Blowing through the waving hands of some, something new

The clouds are huddled spick and span,
Rains are falling on the hands they call, call for blue, call for blue

They call alone for you

Breaking down the bricks I laid, they’re laid to fall apart
Breaking down the bricks I laid, foundations at the start
They’re breaking down at the start

Let the sun around your eyes
Let the silence collide
Coz it all comes down, it all comes down to this

Woah… to this, oh yeah

Breaking down the bricks I laid, they’re laid to fall apart
Breaking down the bricks I laid, foundations at the start,
Breaking down the bricks I laid, they’re laid to fall apart
Breaking down the bricks I laid

Horoscope

Written By: The Luck,Richard Darbyshire

Lights above me, shining brightly
Constellations, will they show me the way?
Or lead me astray?

I guess I'll pray 'cause

Horoscope falling down on me,
I'm trying to make sense of destiny
Can you hear me? Will you help me?
Feel the summer winds blowing over me,
Take me to the place where I wanna be
I wanna be

So confusion, all illusion
Is it fusion of the roads I can't see?
What you want me to be

I guess I'll wait 'cause

Horoscope falling down on me,
I'm trying to make sense of destiny
Can you hear me? Will you help me?
Feel the summer winds blowing over me,
Take me to the place where I wanna be
I wanna be

What am I gonna be?

Horoscope falling down on me,
I'm trying to make sense of destiny
Can you hear me? Will you help me?
Feel the summer winds blowing over me,
Take me to the place where I wanna be
I wanna be

Discography

Live at Dave's Room EP: A collection of songs recorded live at David Bianco's studio in Hollywood, CA, mixed by Ed Cherney. Released as videos on YouTube; audio unreleased online but available to stream on the website. Video and audio available here: www.theluckmusic.com

Muscles and Bones EP: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/muscles-and-bones-ep-ep/id639802001

Bricks EP: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/bricks-ep-single/id484647312

Bricks Single: http://youtu.be/OvlUcZVAu5E?hd=1
(December 2011)



Set List

Evermore
Sting
Vertigo
Holding On
Molly
Rest Your Eyes
Filtered
Ships
All for Nothing
Horoscope