Early collaborators Marques Nash (Vocals, Piano and Shago Elizondo (Guitar and Backing Vocals) and Andy Morimoto (Bass) formed the original foundation in December, 2006….it wasn’t until the addition of Jesse Williams (Drums) and Jonny Fung (Guitar, Piano, and Backing Vocals) that Lucky Five was truly able to settle into its groove and start developing what has become their unique and distinctive sound. With a drive unlike most young men this band is determined to be the best they can be…. They are always
looking for feedback, honing their skills, and becoming the best….
Lucky Five’s Sound
The band has been compared to a full spectrum of artists and sounds,
“The Bus Boys meets Fishbone with riffs rivaling Santana…..”Living Colour meets Fishbone ( who we played in support of) with a bit of Red Hot Chilli Peppers”…..”
Steely Dan meets Prog Rock”… A real combination of sound and experience that fires up your senses…. Lucky Five has roots in most musical genres, from funk to rock, jazz to blues, R & B to soul, the classics from the past to new music all over the board today.
Lucky Five’s Shows
With dynamic backbeats and powerful bass lines, soul cringing guitar riffs and diverse song writing talent, Lucky Five delivers a brand new sound and experience to the regional music scene. Demographics range from high school kids, college kids to fans well over 60 years old….
Lucky Five is composed of vocals, dual guitars, dual keys, bass and drums… Once you hear and see them you’ll start tapping your feet, clapping your hands and shaking your groove thing!
You can ask most club owners and sound guys, they will tell you that Lucky Five is at the top of their game...one of the best bands in the region...showmanship, song writing/creation…Having played and collaborated with Grammy winners such as Thomas Pridgen (formerly of The Mars Volta, now with the Memorials), Fishbone, Snarky Puppy, Ashlin Parker (New Orleans Jazz Orchestra), Victor Wooten, Yonrico Scott (Derek Trucks Band), and more, Lucky Five aspires to share their music and the experience.
Lucky Five has performed at numerous festivals including Time Warner Blues, and BBQ and Speedstreet - these events draw 60,000 - 70,000 attendees annually.
Lucky Five is also proud of winning the Charlotte Music Awards, Best Rock Band/Performance…(even without one of their two guitarists). Jeff Cheen founder of the CMA’s and a member of HMMAs' in LA is a big believer in the band.
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