The Lucilles are a band currently settled in Madrid, Spain, with Mexican leadership and members from several countries such as Spain, Portugal, France, USA or Argentina. A bunch of Soul lovers decided to help bring the Soul back to the dancehalls... And when they say Soul, they mean Soul in the classic sense of the word: those wonderful sounds from the 60's forefathers and the music that fed the Northern Soul scene during the 70's. With their first work "Sweet Soul Music vol1", published in april 2013 by Basque label "Gaztelupeko hotsak", they were voted favourite band for 2014 by LH Magazin and ranked #1 at the Soul Spain's poll in march 2015, in addition to play relevant festivals like "Festimad" or "Madgarden" and be booked as opening act for the rhythm and blues diva Velma Powell.
With the release of their second álbum "Northern Exposure" The Lucilles were nominated as Best Black Music band and awarded as Best Raising Band at the Pop Eye Awards, in Spain. The were also heading the Soul Spain Magazine poll for two months, were included on its compilation SoulSpain vol III, and their record "Northern Exposure" was recognized by the Sonic Wave Magazine as one of the best domestic albums for 2016.
The core of the band are Lucille Hurt and Aldo Cavaleiro, composers and arrangers of all of their material, who met back in 2010 and started to share their love for the 50's and 60's music as well as their interest in fashion and Modernism. One year later they already had put the band together and in the next 15 months become regulars of the Madrid live circuit, hitting all of the most importants and classical venues in town and achieving enthusiastic responses from the audiences. In fall 2012 they recorded their first work, a collection of classic tracks by Otis Redding, Sam Cooke, James Brown and The Beatles, besides by six originals penned by the duo Hurt/Cavaleiro and released in april 2013. Since then, the band has been touring the Basqueland, Catalonia and several other parts of Spain, participating in Modernist festivals like "Castizos 60's" in Madrid or "Mod Summer Fest" in Alicante.
In 2015 the band has been invited to perform in major festivals "Festimad" and "Madgarden" in addition to open the Modernist scotter meeting "Scooter Run" in Guadalajara. At the end of the year The Lucilles crafted their second studio album "Northern exposure", recorded at "Rock Palace Studio" and produced by Melvin Hamilton III, a statement of intent clearly focused on the dancing but with room for dramatic slow songs, New Orleans sounds and Jamaican and Latin rhythms. 12 originals leaded by the magnificent voice of Lucille Hurt and again published by "Gaztelupeko Hotsak"
In march 2016 was released "Northern exposure" and in advance in february their first single "Soulless town" was already having airplay and a 7" vynil with an inedit flip was avaliable for sale. Following this a supporting tour took place and The Lucilles were on stage in the main Spanish and Portuguese cities and in top festivals like "La Grapa" in Avilés (Asturies) or "Europa Sur" in Cáceres.
The Lucilles are currently preparing their 2017 tour. Be aware of upcoming news!
The Lucille's first album is avaliable to listen in the "music" site, and don't forget to check the samples from "Northern exposure". If you want more information contact us or join our mailing list.
There's only one Otis and Sam Cooke is his prophet!... Keep the Faith and let it shine! ;-)
Lucille Hurt - lead vocals
Aldo Cavaleiro - bass & contrabass
Ritchie "the man" García - guitars
Henar Rodríguez - keyboards & pianos
Vanja Polaceki - drums
Marcos Ortega - trumpet
Guillaume Guinot - tenor sax
D.J Mediano - baritone sax
Bobby Lawrence - trombone
The Lucilletes are:
Alba Sánchez - backing vocals
Lorena Caaveiro - backing vocals