“Like the Waterboys on trucker pills”

– Q Magazine

THE LUCKY STRIKES FORMED IN 2006....

...and have been described as “Blues/ Garage/ Americana, spaghetti-western, fiddle powered, howlin’, heavin’ rock and roll”, which they think fits pretty well.

Following their self-titled debut album the band released a number of concept records, The Chronicles of Solomon Quick (2009), Gabriel Forgive my 22 Sins (2011) and The Exile and the Sea (2013), the latter a project to recount the folk stories and local legends of the Thames coast where they live. Following their self-titled debut album the band released a number of concept records, The Chronicles of Solomon Quick (2009), Gabriel Forgive my 22 Sins (2011) and The Exile and the Sea (2013), the latter a project to recount the folk stories and local legends of the Thames coast where they live.

The Lucky Strikes maintain a busy touring schedule and have played as diverse places as the Southbank Centre in London to a boat in Bristol. Their music has featured on a variety of TV shows in both the USA and UK and in the summer of 2013 they worked with the Old Trunk Theatre Company to produce the multi-arts production, The Vagabond Diaries.

REVIEWS

what they say...

  • Like the Waterboys on trucker pills.
    - Q MAGAZINE
  • Resonates with the sound of Tom Waits, visions of low-lifers, drunks, outlaws and western scors by Ennio Morricone
    - IRISH WORLD
  • The songwriting sensibilites of Ray Davies and maybe a soupcon of the vocal stylings of Alex Harvey in tight pants informed by Kevin Coyne
    - AMERICANA UK
  • Songs that reference boho types (Tom Waits), muscular Americana (The Band), firebrand rock 'n' roll (Crazy Horse), garage/Nuggets-era punk (Jim Jones Revue) and rustic if somewhat wired folk (The Pogues)
    - IRISH TIMES
  • Dark and dirty Americana to chill your soul from the rock n roll wastelands of Essex - inspired buy Tom Waits, The Band and Neil Young
    - CLASSIC ROCK
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