It’s Cal Tjader meets Stereolab meets Brazil 66 in a bar in Berlin. Drink up people–it’s LUSHY! Bossa beat flavored alterna-pop that goes down nice and easy. Lounge-y and danceable with hints of exotica and a touch of electronica…nutty and hip…intriguing and soothing–must see live!
Lushy concocts a refreshing pop style that blends original samples and Bossa beats with elements of vintage-Latin jazz, exotica, surf, new wave and sixties pop to create their own distinctive intercontinental sound. Most importantly, they have established a solid reputation for originality far beyond their roots in the lounge and exotica scene. What started as a lighthearted recording session among friends has now turned into a lasting and successful project. In the basement tiki den, with fully stocked cocktail bar, that is their studio, Lushy was formed and began compiling an extensive catalog of original songs. With an internationally distributed CD on Dionysus Records and scores of successful gigs from Vancouver BC to Los Angeles to Berlin, Lushy has steadily risen through the ranks of Seattle’s musical landscape. Led by the powerful and dynamic vocalist Annabella Kirby, musical mastermind Andy Sodt, and guitar wizard Matt Nims, Lushy holds sway over every stage they inhabit. If you like the Brazilian Girls, B-52’s, Portishead, Os Mutantes, Pink Martini, Astrud Gilberto and Martin Denny you’ll love Lushy! No matter what the comparison, Lushy is simply extraordinary.
Andy Sodt-saxophones, keyboards, flute, melodica, pianorgani, uke, cocktail kit.
Annabella Kirby-vocals, clarinet.
Matt Nims- bass/guitar
Patrick Napper- guitar/trumpet
Shane Peck- drums
(and sometimes joining us)
Lynval Golding- toaster, percussion
Zack Davies- trombone
Fletcher Andrews- drums
Todd Gehman- bass
Debbie Sweetland- keyboards
Don Kenoyer- synthesizer