After making a name for himself around the UK as Johnny Lucas, the Manchester native is ready to take on the US with his new band LUCAS. After playing Isle of Wight and Glastonbury Festivals, Johnny is aiming for an even better 2018 with his band’s debut EP.
Local artist of the week LUCAS’ debut EP High Wire, produced by Cage The Elephant’s Lincoln Parish, carries a strong Brit Pop influence with undertones of frontman Johnny Lucas’ 60’s idols -McCartney, Ray Davies, Bowie and Jeff Lynne, LUCAS honed their distinct blend of British and American flavors at Talkboxrodeo (Lincoln Parish’s studio) on the outskirts of Nashville.
After heavily touring around the UK and Europe as a one-man show replete with beatbox and looping magic, Johnny is ready to launch his latest endeavor, LUCAS, with full force into the American market. The quartet adeptly engage the audience at their lives shows, making for a connected performance that packs a punch. Armed with raucous guitars, sticky melodies, sly lyrics and anthemic choruses, they are making a splash in Nashville’s rock scene.
Expect to be hearing much more throughout 2018 from LUCAS as they gear up to drop their debut EP in the summer of 2018. Ever busy and full of material, the band has already begun work on their follow up effort, writing songs with Desmond Child (Livin On A Prayer, Dude Looks Like a Lady). Listen to their debut single below and all week long on Lightning 100!