SURF ROCK • ROCKABILLY • AMERICANA
Portsmouth, VA-based, modern surf band Lucky 757 pay tribute to the founding pioneers of the early rock n roll and rockabilly from the 50’s and 60’s. Their high energy take on American roots music nods it’s hat to the genres forbears - Dick Dale, Carl Perkins, Chuck Berry and Gene Vincent. The latter sharing the same hometown of Portsmouth, area code 757.
The band formed in 2014 around core songwriting team of father/son duo Danny (rhythm guitar and backup vocals) and Cory (lead vocals and lead guitar). Wielding their twin Gretsch guitars, Danny and Cory deliver the classic hollow body sound in spades, drenched in Copycat tape echo, and aided by the vintage rockabilly rhythm section of Sam Haga (upright bass, electric bass, producer, and backup vocals) Angel Lopez (all things drums and percussion, backup vocals).
Together, the quartet set off to deliver their high-energy, feel good vibes all over Virginia and down the coast, playing alongside The Screaming Rebel Angels and opening for Rev. Horton Heat and Big Sandy and tearing up big stages such as the Gretsch stage at Lake Havasu Rockabilly Reunion (NV), and the Rats Nest Run Inn (NY), and the Americana Music Fest (Virginia Beach).They released their debut self-titled album in 2015 and quickly followed up with a second album was tracked in a feverish all night session at Sun Studios in Memphis in May of 2016. Both releases were praised by the rockabilly community and found airplay on radio stations around the world, eventually landing them a feature in Rockabilly Deluxe Magazine.
While their music might be perceived as nostalgic, the band is aggressively pushing the genre forward with contemporary influences. Their forthcoming album, Lonesome Lagoon, may elicit hang tens, banana palms, gogo boots and Ennio Morricone scores, yet it is structured in a way that feels fresh and current - a modern take on the classic rockabilly surf sound.