The Attic presents
New Years Eve in The Attic, Tony Lucca
Steve Everett, Forrest Hoffar
1510 E 8th Ave
Tampa, FL, 33605
Doors 8:00 PM (event ends at 11:59 PM)
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.
Florida Native, Forrest Hoffar, slates the release of his tastefully crafted, Americana-flavored and Pop-influenced album, California, for February of 2015. Hoffar’s most recent recordings are produced by the acclaimed songwriter/producer, Niko Moon (Zac Brown, Kid Rock, and Colt Ford). Hoffar and Moon produced the record at the renowned Southern Ground Studios in Nashville, Tennesee.
In California you’re likely to quickly pick up Hoffar’s influences like Tom Petty, Garth Brooks, Springsteen, Dave Matthews, and Dawes. Hoffar’s passion sparked at the young age of six and the fire of that passion perpetuates to everyone who hears his talent. His beginnings in the church, the country-based traditions, and growing up Blues Rock, have molded Hoffar into the person he is today- completely charming and enchanting; surely, you’re bound to fall in love. You’re invited to cast your ear to Forrest Hoffar’s music and put him in a box; because we’re willing to bet he doesn't fit in one.
Join us for a very special evening and concert in The Attic! The evening will include storyteller sets from Tony Lucca, Steve Everett and Forrest Hoffar from 7pm to 11pm. Full schedule of events listed below.
Immediately following the show will be a cocktail party and New Years Eve champagne toast with Tony, Steve and Forrest rocking out to full band covers all through the night until close!
TICKETS INCLUDE ::
- 7pm - Full "Upscale BBQ Dinner" served in The Attic.
- Open Bar from 7pm to 11pm with a champagne toast at midnight.
- 8pm - Storyteller sets with Tony, Steve and Forrest until 11pm.
- 11pm - Cocktail Party Countdown and New Year's Rockin' Cover Jam Session until 2am with all the artist on site.