Granary Creative Arts CIC
An independent not-for-profit creative arts centre in the South Downs
Lucas and King
Friday November 8th 2019
Tickets £8, £5 early bird
Join us for a night of transcendent music with award-winning duo Lucas and King.
We'll have early doors from 6pm to let you all grab a drink and mingle. Lucas and King will play from 7.30pm, with an intermission halfway through the night.
We will have refreshments and drinks on offer at our cash only bar. You may bring your own alcoholic drinks for a £5 corkage fee.
We are excited to bring Lucas and King to the Granary. Their sound is truly unique - beautifully complex lyrics, sung by the sultry stand-out vocals of lead singer Bo Lucas, made all the brighter by Hayleigh King’s sympathetic and tasteful guitar accompaniment which in turn creates the cinematic backdrop of their sound. The album features elements of sixties pop, surf, garage and blues. Have a listen below.
It is no surprise that they were the winners of Fender's Undiscovered Artist of the Year 2018. They are fast achieving critical acclaim and a loyal following.
Sure to be a magical evening of high quality music. Early bird tickets of £5 are available until October 13th (full price £8) - book now to avoid disappointment.
About Lucas and King
Southampton-based duo Lucas & King were recently crowned winners of FENDER’S UNDISCOVERED ARTIST OF THE YEAR. With influences including Peggy Lee, Eddie Cochran, Buddy Holly, The Kinks and Dolly Parton, the album features beautifully complex lyrics, sung by the sultry stand-out vocals of lead singer Bo Lucas, made all the brighter by Hayleigh King’s sympathetic and tasteful guitar accompaniment which in turn creates the cinematic backdrop of their sound. The album features elements of sixties pop, surf, garage and blues that take you from the empty and confined opener of Brunswick Place, through to the realities of love and life in Maybe I Do, to an existential crisis in Shop Girl, finishing on the dark noir obsessive Nothing On You.
The duo have managed to create a timeless, but also fresh sound that is entirely their own. Upon meeting in Brighton at university, Bo Lucas (lead vocals and acoustic guitar) and Hayleigh King (electric guitar and backing-vocals) quickly cemented a musical connection, writing their first song ‘Crazy Heart’ within 15 minutes of first playing together. Their DIY approach to music saw them playing at open mic's and local shows, resulting with the opportunity to tour with and open for Ray Davies - 50th anniversary tour, back in 2014. At short notice they burnt CDs on laptops, with handmade brown paper & cardboard sleeves stuck together, hand stamped with “Lucas & King” and handwritten track listings ready for the tour. In just a few years Lucas & King have stacked up many accolades and awards; the duo were finalists in Glastonbury Emerging Talent 2017 which saw them perform on Rabbit Hole, Avalon and Acoustic stage. Then in July of 2018 they were crowned winners of the prestigious Fender Undiscovered Artist award, hand picked by a panel of judges from over 2000 contestants; prize including a trip to LA, with gigs at the Fender factory in Corona California.
Have a listen
"Bo Lucas is an astonishing singer who draws you in with her beautiful, hypnotic and, in my opinion, unique voice. I was blown away by Bo's voice and by the strength of all of the songs. There was nothing ordinary about what she and her partner Hayleigh King do with music.
I don't really know how to explain it but then you can't talk about music. You have to hear it. Take every opportunity to go and see these two fine and seriously exciting musicians.
Hayleigh is a guitarist who will make your eyebrows go straight through your hair line; when I was young, music that blew me away would find me laughing with the sheer joy of what was happening. Bo and Hayleigh did that last night and it's a long, long time since that's happened and it felt brilliant.
Hayleigh's feel for the unorthodox but beautiful in her totally clean effectless guitar sound and style which is all hers makes you feel stuff like never before. Her guitar tone is everything that many guitarists take years to find."