-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 a part 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 we were and what we’ve shown the world. There were conversations about life and double-life. There was the idea of not so much believing what we’ve seen, but in seeing what we 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. Imagine if you will… Ben Folds with Stone Temple Pilots or David Bowie with an early Van Halen. Imagine if you will…
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 released “Who You Were?” in Sept of ‘09 and “Acoustic Sessions” in April of the following year. Both represent a culmination of where we’ve been in music and in life. 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
- Danny Kopel (Los Angeles) – Keys, Accordian & backing vocals
- Andre Howie (Virginia) – Bass guitar & backing vocals
- Ian Michaels (Chicago) – Drums