HomeVibe Presents: Tony Lucca
500 Year Flood
3131 Walnut St.
Denver, CO, 80205
Doors 7:00 PM / Show 8:00 PM
This event is 21 and over
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He was cast by Justin Timberlake to play “the cool guy” in Timberlake’s directorial debut.
He finished third on The Voice in 2012, won a record deal in the process, and received more press coverage than any contestant on the show that season… or any season, for that matter.
He made a record with Adam Levine, then toured with Maroon 5 and Kelly Clarkson.
He was cast on the hit show “Parenthood” playing himself as a rock singer, and performed an original song.
He even starred in an Aaron Spelling prime-time drama and dated Keri Russell for years, winding up in countless gossip mags.
His name is Tony Lucca.
So why isn’t he a household name? Maybe he simply hadn’t made the right record before.
This time, Lucca believes he has. It’s his 8th full-length studio album, his first self-titled release, and first entirely self-produced effort.
“We went in with the intention of making a record that was as live-sounding as possible. I wanted to close my eyes and be able to visualize the players in the room or up on the stage, actually playing the songs together. One guitar over here, the other guy over there, bass, drums, some keys? I mean, that’s the rock-n-roll I fell in love with when I was a kid.” Lucca pulls inspiration from the heroes he heard on the radio growing up, from Tom Petty, Billy Squier to AC/DC’s Angus Young, tapping into a sense of timelessness he places somewhere between The Black Crowes and the Black Keys.
Each of the 12 songs on “Tony Lucca” are deeply personal. The record kicks off with “Old Girl”, Lucca’s rebuff to the music business treadmill. On the upbeat “Imagination”, Lucca recalls the evening where he met his wife… to the best of his ability. Lucca’s fans will enjoy the diverse sonic quality of four of his trademark ballads – the epic and sweeping piano-driven “North Star”, the optimistic “Smoke ‘Em”, the push and pull of love lost and found in “Right On Time”, and the sweet album closer that bares his daughter’s name, “Sparrow”.
Funded by a very successful Kickstarter campaign (one that hit its $25K funding goal just inside of 30 hours), Lucca feels strongly that his fans stepped up so that he could make the best record he possibly could – one he could finally feel comfortable releasing with his own name as the title. To that point, Lucca says “this record is pure. And honest. And hopefully completely refreshing to its listeners.”
Tony Lucca was born on the outskirts of Detroit on the heels of Motown’s heyday, raised within the loving confines of an enormous family of musicians; his mom was the 10th of 12 kids who all sang and played. At the ripe old age of 12, Tony had his first paying gig as a musician at a Jr. High School dance and by the age of 15, he parlayed his childhood rock-n-roll fantasy into a legitimate career, getting cast among an extraordinary group of newcomers on The All New Mickey Mouse Club, along with Justin Timberlake, Ryan Gosling and Britney Spears.
Shortly after graduating high school, Lucca wound up in LA and embarked upon an independent recording career that would span over 20 years. Along the way he’s toured with artists as colossal as Maroon 5, Kelly Clarkson, *NSYNC and Marc Anthony, as well as several of his fellow Hotel Cafe kin including Josh Kelley, Sara Bareilles, Joey Ryan (Milk Carton Kids), Gabe Dixon and Andrew Belle. Lucca won the LA Music Award for best male singer/songwriter in 2001 and appeared numerous times on Last Call with Carson Daly, as well as The Wayne Brady Show and The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. Also in 2013, Lucca was the sole entertainment for FOX’s NFL Thanksgiving Day telecast for the Detroit Lions vs. Green Bay Packers game.
500 Year Flood
A propulsive guitar sound dripping with soul, Denver-based 500 Year Flood has a strong foundational groove. Their music filled with timeless tones, layered with intricate and elaborate licks, and topped off with flowing melodic lines, guitarist Fili Filizzola and vocalist Kay-Kay Filizzola are all about setting a captivating vibe. And yeah, they keep it funky.
The separate worlds of native New Yorker Kay-Kay and Brazilian-born Fili unexpectedly collided in New York City to create the perfect musical storm that is 500 Year Flood.
Heavily influenced by the powerful sounds of Stevie Ray Vaughan, Scott Henderson and Nile Rodgers, Fili‘s crisp vintage sound is propelled by driving and energetic riffs that run through his fingers without a hint of hesitation. Kay-Kay’s funky and soulful stylings are inspired by the likes of badass women including Erykah Badu, Corinne Bailey Rae and Elle Varner. Yet her ever-present rich caramel timbre often evokes a jazzier tone that calls to mind Norah Jones or Billie Holiday.
500 Year Flood is all about these unique musical identities coming together to form something completely fresh. Vintage tube amp sounds and sparkling acoustic guitar contrast contemporary vocals; clean and precise guitar lines oppose raspy and flowing vocal melodies. These contrasting styles, paired with the duo’s common love for anything that grooves, make for a distinct sound. The artists’ backgrounds effortlessly fuse to create a sub-genre of bits and pieces of funk, jazz, soul, R&B, and blues.
The Filizzolas live to perform. Kay-Kay’s soulful melodic lines and Fili’s eccentric licks compel every audience. Their undeniable chemistry translates into music that deeply connects. The duo’s intimate yet groovy feel bounds into your body and sizzles your soul.
This 500 Year Flood is surging now in Denver, ready to burst its banks onto the national music scene.
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