-Randy Warner, R-Train Management
From their home base in Los Angeles, Ca., the multi-talented Swami Lushbeard blazed onto the music-scene in 2009 with their critically-acclaimed debut-album, “Who You Were?” With their soon-to-be signature blend of raw & gritty rock, combined with a lush and genuinely melodic style of song-writing; their confident approach to both the stage and the studio quickly put this L.A. based band on the radar of music-fans both locally and worldwide.
The following years continued to see an increase in their productivity and creativity as Swami Lushbeard went on to release the “Who You Were? (Acoustic Sessions)” EP (2010), the “Every Inch” single (2011) and “A Burning Desire” EP (2013) – all recorded with original band members, including former bass player Andre Howie and dear friend and founding member Danny Kopel, who sadly passed-on in the summer of 2013. Though adjusting to the loss will never be easy – the memory of Danny lives on strongly through the continued efforts of Swami Lushbeard’s perseverance and journey forward.
At the core of Swami Lushbeard today are two brothers: M@ Sachs (Keys, Piano, Synth) and Ian Michaels (Drums) along with founding member, front man & chief songwriter Don Sprouls (Vocals, Guitar) and new addition, Brian Crerar on Bass. Humble, authentic and honest rockers who flip the switch into overdrive the moment they step onstage – Swami Lushbeard has become a staple of entertainment in the L.A. rock-scene, and their strikingly-vibrant brand of Rock has been featured at some of the most prominent hot-spots, clubs, and venues that California has to offer.
The release of their 2014 single “Where The Sheep Are Led” renewed the strong-interest in the band. Met with enthusiasm from critics and fans alike, “Where The Sheep Are Led” has been featured, reviewed & played through a ton of respected online music-sources and radio-stations and the support revitalized the band’s creativity, imagination and passion to an all-time high.
Currently writing and preparing new-music for an upcoming 2016 release, Swami Lushbeard continues to gain traction in their career with new-fans discovering them daily online from all over the world. With music that focuses on versatile & spirited instrumentation, complex-but-relatable rhythms and rock-vocals that range from focused, sweetened-melodies to all-out raucous-rock mayhem – the new material promises to be some of the best, if not THE best, music released from Swami Lushbeard to-date.
Preserving the relentless, never-say-die attitude of the band and putting the best of themselves into each and every moment of their music – Swami Lushbeard isn’t even anywhere remotely close to done – they’re just getting started!