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“Swami Lushbeard is proof that great music still exists” – Tom Slick Radio Rock 92.6 “The Blitz”

Biography

LA-based rock band Swami Lushbeard has become synonymous with the pure spirit of Rock. Humble and proficient players, who flip the switch into overdrive the very moment they step onstage, they’re a celebrated staple of the LA music-scene that has been featured at the most prominent venues throughout the city, always delivering their fiery brand of sound through an unforgettable experience in LIVE music that keeps the people coming back time & again. From the studio to the stage, Swami Lushbeard bring their A-game with them wherever they go. Five pieces strong, built on thick grooves, rich harmonies, and a genuine desire to make great music – they’ve got an entire catalog filled with critically-acclaimed tunes. From their savage singles available online, wild full-length debut & multiple EPs, including their latest sonic-adventure, “Blood is Sicker than Water”, they’re guaranteed to make an impression through music designed to make you think every bit as much as make you move!

Swami Lushbeard have built upon their history & refined their sound at every step of the way… and now with a new revitalized lineup, they’re more inspired & ready to bring it like never before. At the core of Swami Lushbeard today are two brothers: M@ Sachs (Keyboards) and Ian Michaels (Drums) along with founding member and chief songwriter Don Sprouls (Vocals & Guitar). With the addition of Greg Safel (harmony vocals) and Darren Scholtz (Bass), the band feels like they’re finally realizing their potential.

After a successful crowd-funding campaign that saw support for the band surge harder than ever before in 2019, the people made it perfectly clear they wanted brand-new Swami Lushbeard tunes – and that’s exactly what they’ll get all throughout 2020.  With the official release of their first scorching hot single “#Enemy” in early April, Swami Lushbeard is back in action and ready to rock through the rest of the year with a series of songs & videos being posted online en route to their upcoming EP.  Already scoring a ton of accolades for the massively inspired musicianship & insightful lyricism on “#Enemy” – each and every subsequent cut from the new Swami Lushbeard record is getting the full attention it deserves as well. 

From the sparkling production in their music, to each single having its own stunning video and visuals, every move is being carefully planned to ensure that this upcoming EP is the best in their catalog to-date – and thanks to YOU, it’s all possible. Swami Lushbeard are taking their music to the next level in 2020 –  they’re 100% stoked to have your support for this exciting new chapter of their career & they can’t wait to deliver a year full of powerful songs they can truly be proud of, and that everyone can rock-out with.

LA-based rock band Swami Lushbeard has become synonymous with the pure spirit of Rock. Humble and proficient players, who flip the switch into overdrive the very moment they step onstage, they’re a celebrated staple of the LA music-scene that has been featured at the most prominent venues throughout the city, always delivering their fiery brand of sound through an unforgettable experience in LIVE music that keeps the people coming back time & again. From the studio to the stage, Swami Lushbeard bring their A-game with them wherever they go. Five pieces strong, built on thick grooves, rich harmonies, and a genuine desire to make great music – they’ve got an entire catalog filled with critically-acclaimed tunes. From their savage singles available online, wild full-length debut & multiple EPs, including their latest sonic-adventure, “#ENEMY”, they’re guaranteed to make an impression through music designed to make you think every bit as much as make you move! Swami Lushbeard have built upon their history & refined their sound at every step of the way… and now with a new revitalized lineup, they’re more inspired & ready to bring it like never before.

Swami Lushbeard is an American rock band founded in Los Angeles, California. The band is composed of singer/guitarist Don Sprouls, drummer Ian Michaels, keyboardist Matt Sachs, bass guitarist Darren Scholtz and backing vocalist Greg Safel. Their latest Single “#ENEMY” is just one of the many new tracks that will be released in 2020 and is available now on Apple Music and everywhere music is streamed or sold.

Word on the Street...

“The Truth” Is Nothing Short Of Captivating. I will just say that Swami Lushbeard knocked it out of the park with their new single”

Rick Jamm, TunedLoud! (Aug 11, 2020)

“Swami Lushbeard have struck gold with this new single – stylistically, performance-wise, and in terms of the very songwriting and its poignancy right about now.”

Rebecca Cullen, Stereo Stickman (Aug 10, 2020)

“They deliver their thought provoking tunes with top-notch musicianship and a sincere devotion to all things Rock.”

Bob Smith, The Static Dive (Aug 02, 2020)

“Swami Lushbeard is a band who are consistently releasing brilliant music that connects with their audience. ‘The Truth’ is no exception.”

FVMusicBlog (Aug 06, 2020)

“There’s just no dispute to be had really – “The Truth” is Swami Lushbeard at their most vulnerable & open, and it’s through drawing on those strengths that they’ve undeniably come out with their best.”

Jeremy Gladstone, Sleeping Bag Studios (Jul 29, 2020)

“Fantastic songwriting, deeply thoughtful and topically on point, from a band who consistently write classics yet still don’t yet reach the broader audiences who would, without a doubt, revel in their passion and ability as much so as any underground following. This purity and energy is rarely found in the mainstream. Perhaps then, it’s a hidden gem for a worthy reason. Listen loud.”

Rebecca Cullen, Stereo Stickman (Apr 12, 2020)

“I think Swami Lushbeard has surpassed any expectations we could have had and truly outdone themselves with “Enemy,” as they continue to prove both themselves as musicians & all of us listening that what started out as something special long ago, continues to thrive, evolve, and grow into something even more incredible with time. I’m massively stoked on “Enemy” & I can’t wait to hear what else they’ll come up with this year on the way to their new record.”

Jeremy Gladstone, Sleeping Bag Studios (Apr 05, 2020)

“A hard riff-driven, rock feel opens the single. A driving and pulsating sound emerges, and the listener’s interest is effortlessly captured. Layered vocals fill the sonic spectrum, and the catchy melodies are infectious. We loved the lyrical content that gives the single weight, and the stunning instrumental solo’s are filled with passion and heart.”

FV Music Blog (Apr 14, 2020)

“The track uses elements of Classic Rock, Pop and a little bit of Punk to make social commentary fun. This is obviously a band that has put in their time on LA stages. Each player is at the top of his game and the group hits the mark on every off-time break and crazy fill. Nice stuff.”

Bob Smith, The Static Dive (Apr 09, 2020)

“Hailing from Los Angeles, Swami Lushbeard has dropped their latest single ‘Enemy’, now this is one hell of a throwback to the 80’s Rock scene, but giving it a more modernised twist and it’s perfect.”

Karley Myall, AnR Factory (Apr 22, 2020)

“Notwithstanding their previous inspirational to inscrutable works, few could have expected Swami Lushbeard to produce a record of such dazzling expertise.”

Rick Jamm, TunedLoud! (Apr 13, 2020)

“Swami Lushbeard is bringing the people together with the single #Enemy”

Rick Jamm, JamSphere (Apr 18, 2020)

“Somehow, I sense that this EP is important and should not be overlooked, even if you are for some obscure reason, not already a Swami Lushbeard fan.”

Rick Jamm, tunedloud.com (Dec 09, 2016)

“It’s brilliant musicianship, and the sort of songwriting that really uses the music – incorporates every instrumental moment into the story – as opposed to merely resting the lyrics and the melodies on top of some chords.”

Rebecca Cullen, Stereostickman.com (Dec 15, 2016)

“Swami Lushbeard makes great music and writes a fantastic tune – and ANY track you could select from their new Blood Is Sicker Than Water EP would be all the proof of that you’d need.”

Jer@SBS, sleepingbagstudios.ca (Nov 29, 2016)

“Blood Is Sicker Than Water is a carefully compiled package, with its three songs having been well crafted to show the work of a band who without a doubt have a whole lot more to offer. Turn it on, turn it up, rock out.”

Chris Marsh, Crossradar.com (Dec 12, 2016)

“There’s a lot to dig about ‘Blood Is Sicker Than Water.’ It’s a very well crafted independent rock EP that does what many can’t: it gets to the point.”

Brett David Stewart, Independent Spotlight (Dec 05, 2016)

“Overall Swami Lushbeard is a powerfully strong unit and seem to have full control of their music, making everything sound really catchy and inspiring on “A Burning Desire”. Intelligent dynamic energy is on hand here, while the band has it’s finger on the pulse of what makes good rock n’ roll, and why it ever came into being in the first place.”

Rick Jamm, www.jamsphere.com (Apr 28, 2013)

“Each track is mixed and produced very well and it is almost impossible to classify the music of Swami Lushbeard by genre. I heard many genres and eras in their material, making this EP a breath of fresh air in the world of over-produced, auto-tuned, computerized recordings.”

Tom Lohrmann, www.tomlohrmannmusic.com (May 03, 2013)

“Sometimes a band of talented musicians will have the same ideals in more than just music and great ideas can be hatched. This seems to be the situation with the fabulously named Swami Lushbeard.”

Indie Band Guru, www.indiebandguru.com (Apr 18, 2013)

“The music of Swami Lushbeard re-ignites my passion for the classic rock I grew up with and still love; Aerosmith, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd… mixed with more recent classic rock such as Stone Temple Pilots and Creed. With brilliant and relevant lyrics which speak to our daily struggles & dreams, Swami Lushbeard takes it to the next level with a welcomed and refreshed take on rock & roll music, which is not commonly found as it once was.”

– Randy Warner, R-Train Management