-Randy Warner, R-Train Management
ur story begins in Los Angeles at an airplane mock-up facility transformed into a rehearsal space. A few friends with a desire to be apart of something much larger than themselves gathered to make music. A good time was had by all and before any of us knew it we had started a new journey. There was talk of “Who You Were” and what you’ve shown the world. There were conversations about life and double-life. There was the idea of, not so much believing what you’ve seen, but in seeing what you believe. We were ready to commit art. We needed a way to describe what we felt right at that moment. We needed someone or something to guide us and show us the way; an all-inclusive idea that would match our desire to master our inner-selves while looking cool doing it.
Swami Lushbeard brings together two of rock n roll’s most beloved and essential instruments in ways that haven’t been touched upon in the recent musical climate. The piano and the guitar are featured throughout and not only do they intermingle with the lush harmonies of the melody, but break down and lend texture to the sinuous bass lines that interact with the drum beat.
Members of the group are from all regions of the country and incorporate their own style and influences into the band. Over the course of the last several years, we have been actively performing at venues throughout the Los Angeles area. We continue to grow musically and spiritually and we’re totally enthusiastic about what the future holds.
Swami Lushbeard is:
- Don Sprouls (Philadelphia) – All guitars & vocals & backing vocals
- M@ Sachs (Chicago) – Keys, Piano, Synth
- Ian Michaels (Chicago) – Drums
*Andre Howie played bass with the band from 2010-15. His current whereabouts are unknown, but undoubtedly he’s laying down some killer grooves somewhere.
*Danny Kopel passed away in the summer of 2013. He played a huge role in our lives & our music and we feel he will always be a part of Swam Lushbeard.
View and download documents
- Swami Lushbeard Bio.pdf
- Where The Sheep Are Led review (Jer@SBS).pdf
- A Burning Desire review (Jer@SBS).pdf
- A Burning Desire review (Tom Lohrmann).pdf
- A Burning Desire review (Rick Jamm).pdf
- A Burning Desire review (Indie Band Guru).pdf
- A “Who You Were?” review by Rhonda Readence
- A “Who You Were?” review by Matheson Kamin