LUCE, Victoria George
1710 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA, 94103
Doors 7:00 PM / Show 8:00 PM
This event is 18 and over
Luce began in 2002 when a young house painter named Tom Luce decided he would pursue a life long dream of writing and recording his very first CD. What he never imagined what that this CD, featuring the song Good Day, would begin a career that would take his band and him on thirty-three national tours, earn a Bammy for best debut album, end up in two major motion pictures and several television shows, and receive airplay on almost every Triple A radio station and on countless Hot AC stations across the country. Tom Luce decided it was time to put down his paintbrush.
Since that beginning Luce has been touring constantly and has put out three full-length CD's as well as an acoustic EP that rediscovered the fan favorite, "Good Day" as well as introduced new LUCE songs. "We wanted to push ourselves by recording live" says singer Tom Luce. "Recording a song acoustically opens the door to new ideas and crazy experiments". Luce has also reworked their live show and is now back in the studio working on new material for the fourth album. "This business forces you to keep reinventing yourself," says Tom, "there is always a feeling like something creatively great is just around the corner". And as far as painting houses goes, "I miss that sometimes" he says. "But I guess I've really just switched from paint brushes to guitars".
"Victoria George has the enviable skill of sounding effortless at everything she does, be it country, rock or breezy pop music...this North Bay native simply knows her way around a good tune." Irish Greg- KFOG
Combining the country-flavored vocals of the Dixie Chicks with the tone of Alison Krauss and the roots of Bonnie Raitt, at the end of the day Victoria George has her own sound. One where commercial appeal meets personal commitment. Building her fan base the old-fashioned way, Victoria has spent years growing a grass-roots following here in the Bay Area and beyond. In 2005 she released her first EP, Far As I'm Concerned, which was followed in 2007 by her self-titled full-length effort, Victoria George. These records, and a string of high-profile shows opening for the likes of Junior Brown, Willie Nelson and the Doobie Brothers, landed her a management deal out of Nashville. Reluctant to leave the Bay Area but excited to try her luck in Music City, Victoria moved everything in 2008, where for two-and-a-half years she polished her craft as a songwriter and performer.
With a "been there, done that, what's next" attitude, Victoria is back living in the Bay Area and promoting her new release, Lately I, recorded at Mission Bells Studio in San Francisco. This long awaited release showcases a maturity in her songwriting and a definite honing of her sound. It is simply- California meets Tennessee. "Forever", the first track off the EP was recently chosen by KFOG for their Local Scene 8 compilation.
David Luning's debut Americana/rock album, "Just Drop on By", has been called "a gritty, joyful, soulful piece of Americana", "a phenomenal experience" and "an album you'll want to revisit again and again". David himself has been called "one of those exceedingly rare talents who deserves your full attention." He is an independent artist who is getting nationwide radio play! He is climbing the Americana and Roots Music Charts and he is heading out on a nationwide tour with his band! Here is why....
"Over the top songwriting, outstanding vocals, stunning band."
"Every song is very well written and tells a great story."
"His music is original, real, and fun."
"David's voice is rich and full. His tone is amazing and his lyrics are great fun, a very creative musician!"
"Not only a gifted songwriter and performer, he is pee in your pants funny. So adorable! You gotta buy a pair of his underwear!!"
"I have not stopped listening to the album yet. One of the best young talents in the United States today."
David personally recorded, engineered, mixed, and produced his debut album in a generously donated professional studio. He also produced and directed, along with videographer Jared Wright, a funny new music video "Whiskey Bottle". Both were released to rave reviews on December 14th, 2012.
David plays guitar, piano, and harmonica, combining a variety of genres including Americana, folk, country, and rock. He performs in house concerts and small venues as a captivating solo act, and also performs in bigger venues with top notch players collectively called the David Luning Band.
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