Thursday, April 24, 2014
To find a band that sounds totally original yet still has a distinct 70s feel is unique in itself, but the stunning vocals of all 4 musicians is what makes Lucid so special. This amazing band formed in June 2007, but listening to them, one can’t help but feel that they have actually been playing together forever.
Lucid formed originally as a duo, Ollie and Blue, but Blue had such a long history of performing with her twin sister Sunny, she was an obvious addition. With their individual passion for songwriting and individual singing talents, the harmonies came naturally, and so was born their debut album ‘Jigsaw Dreams’.
They say you never know what’s around the corner, and never a truer saying, especially when it turns out to be Nik Potts, who by chance was double booked with the band one fateful night, a compromise was made and he played with them. Their sound then became even more impressive, so Nik was invited to join them. Hence the fourth member of Lucid.
So now we have 4 accomplished musicians, a pianist, guitarist, a bass player and violinist, all of whom have superb vocals in one band, giving them a versatility which is hard to fault.
Living on the Isle of Wight is not easy for any singer/songwriter, and Lucid like any other band need to spread their wings, which they do frequently when touring much of the U.K and Europe.
In 2009 Lucid recorded their 2nd original album ‘No Reflection’, and by popular demand in 2011 ‘Live Session’ which is all their favourite covers, recorded live.
Again surprises are always around the corner as when returning from one of their tours they were met with an email from MCS one of Europe’s leading music publishers, who having heard Lucid’s albums promptly offered the band a publishing deal.
Lucid have recently released their 4th album ‘If By Chance’. Launching it at Medina Theatre in front of a sell out crowd. The gig was filmed and will soon be released as a DVD