Brighton’s own funk-rock band, Luna Blue, sourced inspiration for their highly emotional debut EP after the best friend of one of the band was tragically killed by a drunk driver in 2015. The talented four piece put their creative talents together, writing the song ‘Welcome Home’ in dedication to their friend. The song was performed with a full, live orchestra in her name, raising money for her favoured charity, Nordoff-Robbins, who specialise in music therapy for the disabled and those struggling with mental health and addiction.
Luna Blue consists of: Tom High (vocals/rhythm guitar), Ryan Wellman (lead guitar/backing vocals), Nick Davie (Bass/backing vocals) and Seb Bowen (drummer/backing vocals). After having been picked up by management agency, New Legends, who cottoned on to their talent at a Battle of the Bands competition. Despite not actually winning the competition, fortune shone on the gifted graduates who are now looking to make a name for themselves in the indie-rock scene.
Now, the exciting young outfit are preparing to release their debut EP Nightjar, along with the new funk-infused single ‘Borrowed Words’. The single is set to be released on 28th July and centres on the intriguing topic of saying or doing something in order to please someone and fill another fantasy – in another sense – borrowing words. The song’s upbeat use of the electric guitar creates an infectious riff as driving as Nile Rodgers’ guitar-work in Daft Punk’s ‘Lose Yourself to Dance’. Whilst Tom’s soaring vocals sound crisp against deep bass lines, the backing vocals work harmoniously within the track to elevate certain sections of the song.
With so strong a sound behind them, we’d highly recommend getting yourself down to see them live. Luna Blue will be playing on the following dates: