Lustra to Perform in the U.K.

Lustra are due to make their first UK live performances in August, and tickets are selling fast. This group of talented young alternative rock musicians – Chris Baird on bass and vocals, Nick Cloutman on guitar and vocals, Travis Lee on lead guitar and Manny the Heavenly Love Manual on drums – are possibly best known for their song “Scotty Doesn’t Know”, which featured in the movie Eurotrip, with Matt Damon lip synching as the lead singer. But, as UK audiences will discover, this is most certainly not where Lustra’s talents end.

Chris Baird and Nick Cloutman met at the University of Massachusetts in Boston where they were both studying prison architecture. During their studies they discovered that the architects who had designed the university campus and were renowned for their work relating to correctional facilities, had evidently been jailed for contractual crimes against the campus. Chris and Nick took this as a fortuitous sign to abandon their dreams of architectural fame and head to California to follow a career in music. Meanwhile Travis Lee, who had just finished a stint on an Alaskan fishing trawler, decided to thaw out in Los Angeles. This is where the three met and Lustra was formed.

“Left for Dead” was Lustra’s debut album, which was well received by listeners and critics alike. Audiences will hear a number of tracks from this album, including the popular “Scotty Doesn’t Know”, as well as newer material from the band’s current album “What You Need and What You Get”, which is due for release in August. The band worked along with engineer, mixer and producer John Paterno, and record engineer and producer Joe Barresi to produce the new album. The bands and musicians that John Paterno has worked with include The Warlocks, Eels, Roger Manning, Robbie Williams, Eros Ramazzotti, Soraya, and Robben Ford, while the artists Joe Barresi has worked with include The Melvins, Queens of the Stone Age, Weezer, Kyuss and Tomahawk.

The band’s latest hit, “It’s a Shame About Boston”, which is a tale of heartbreak woven into a tour of the landmarks of their home city, features on their new album and is sure to be a highlight of their live stage performances. The tour kicks off at The Metro in London on 4 August, before moving on to Waterats in London, King Tuts in Glasgow, The Corporation in Sheffield and finishing off at Little Civic in Wolverhampton on 8 August. Make sure you get your tickets to see Lustra today!