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Encyclopedia > Tom Luce
Luce
Origin San Francisco, California
Years active 2000-present
Genres Alternative
Pop
Rock
Labels Luce Records
Members Tom Luce
Adam Rossi
Steve Bowman
Larry Rigs
Dylan Brock
Website(s) Official Luce Website
Luce's Myspace Page

Luce is an increasingly popular rock band based in San Francisco, California. The band was founded in 2000 by lead singer Tom Luce and keyboardist/producer Adam Rossi. The band also features drummer Steve Bowman (formerly of Counting Crows), bassist Larry Riggs and lead guitarist Dylan Brock. Nickname: The City by the Bay; Fog City; The City; Baghdad by the Bay Location of the City and County of San Francisco, California Coordinates: Country United States of America State California City-County San Francisco Government  - Mayor Gavin Newsom Area  - City  47 sq mi (122 km²)  - Land  46. ... 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... A music genre is a category (or genre) of pieces of music that share a certain style or basic musical language (van der Merwe 1989, p. ... The term alternative rock or alternative music1 was coined in the early 1980s to describe bands which didnt fit into the mainstream genres of the time. ... For popular music (music produced commercially rather than art or folk music), see Popular music. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Rock and roll. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Steve Bowman (born January 14, 1967) is an American rock drummer and songwriter. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Nickname: The City by the Bay; Fog City; The City; Baghdad by the Bay Location of the City and County of San Francisco, California Coordinates: Country United States of America State California City-County San Francisco Government  - Mayor Gavin Newsom Area  - City  47 sq mi (122 km²)  - Land  46. ... Steve Bowman (born January 14, 1967) is an American rock drummer and songwriter. ... Counting Crows is an American rock band that became extremely popular in 1994 following the release of their debut album August and Everything After, which featured the hit song Mr. ...


Luce's self-titled first album, released in 2001, met with success in the San Francisco Bay Area, winning the California Music Award for Outstanding Debut. It was promoted heavily on the San Francisco radio station KFOG; a single from the album entitled "Good Day" received a good deal of airplay in San Francisco, as well as in Chicago, Philadelphia, Boston, Denver, Minneapolis, St. Louis, Portland and other U.S. and Canadian cities. "Good Day" was heard in the movies 13 Going on 30 and How To Lose A Guy In 10 Days and TV shows The O.C. and Alias, and was also featured in commercials for American Leather and for northern California Toyota dealers. The band makes appearances all over northern California and the U.S.; one recent appearance of note was at Golden Gate Park for the finish of the 2005 Bay To Breakers race. USGS satellite photo of the San Francisco Bay Area. ... KFOG is an FM radio station in San Francisco, California, broadcasting simultaneously on 104. ... This page is a candidate for speedy deletion. ... Nickname: The Windy City, The Second City, Chi Town, City of the Big Shoulders, The 312, The City that Works Motto: Urbs In Horto (Latin: City in a Garden), I Will Location in Chicagoland and Illinois Coordinates: Country United States State Illinois County Cook & DuPage Incorporated March 4, 1837 Government... This article is becoming very long. ... Nickname: City on the Hill, Beantown, The Hub (of the Universe)1, Athens of America, The Cradle of Revolution, Puritan City, Americas Walking City Location in Massachusetts, USA Counties Suffolk County Mayor Thomas M. Menino(D) Area    - City 232. ... This article refers to the state capital of Colorado. ... This article is about the city in Minnesota. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Nickname: City of Roses, Stumptown, Bridgetown, PDX Location in Multnomah County and the state of Oregon Coordinates: Country United States State Oregon County Multnomah County Incorporated February 8, 1851 Government  - Mayor Tom Potter Area  - City  145. ... 13 Going On 30 (also known as Suddenly 30 in Australia and 13 Love 30 In Japan) is a 2004 comedy movie starring Jennifer Garner. ... How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days is an American 2003 motion picture. ... The O.C. is an American comedy-drama television series that originally aired on FOX in the United States from August 5, 2003, to February 22, 2007, running a total of four seasons. ... Alias was an American Spy-fi television series created by J. J. Abrams that aired on ABC from September 30, 2001 to May 22, 2006. ... An aerial view of the Golden Gate Park The Golden Gate Park is the largest urban park in San Francisco, California, USA. At 1017 acres (4. ... The Bay to Breakers is an annual footrace which takes place in San Francisco, California. ...


Luce's second album, Never Ending, was released April 19, 2005, and the first single, "Buy A Dog", was the most played song on at least 13 radio stations, including KFOG and WRLT in Nashville. On Nov. 6 of '05, Tom Luce and Adam Rossi sang the national anthem at Arrowhead Stadium before the Kansas City Chiefs hosted the Oakland Raiders.

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Current members

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Current Biography

- Posted by LUCEband.com.


Luck plays an integral part in the career of any emerging independent band and LUCE (pronounced “loose”) has experienced this in extremes - good and bad. However, the true testament of commitment to craft is in a band’s reaction to the uncontrolled elements of life, and the responses they can control, particularly in the quality of their music. LUCE has proved this while solidifying a strong bond with a committed audience. LUCE’s fans have built an attachment to the band because they consistently produce relatable lyrics with a strong acoustic-based rock sound and a commitment to touring and reaching out to fans.


LUCE began when songwriter Tom Luce, having moved back to San Francisco from North Carolina, met Adam Rossi, a producer and keyboardist who was setting up a studio in Palo Alto, California. The duo clicked and went to work on the first LUCE CD, with Tom commuting to Adam’s studio where he’d meet some of the best players in the Bay area, including drummer Steve Bowman, who was with the Counting Crows on August and Everything After.


With the self-titled CD completed, Tom put together his touring band. After hearing LUCE’s music, Joe Schuld, working with Columbia Records at the time, became their manager and sent their album to San Francisco’s KFOG. The station reacted immediately, placing “Long Way Down”, then “Good Day”, into regular rotation - unheard of for an independent band that had only played a dozen shows. With KFOG aboard, other stations around the country heard the tracks and LUCE was soon getting airplay in Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Boston, Chicago, Portland and many other markets.


By 2002, the band was signed to Nettwerk America and “Good Day” had become a minor hit within Triple A and Hot AC radio. Subsequently, LUCE earned honors as one of Radio & Records 2002 Triple A Breakthrough Artists, and then won the California Music Award that year for Outstanding Debut Album. “Good Day” also landed in two major motion pictures — 13 Going on 30 and How To Lose a Guy in 10 Days — as well as placement in several network television series’, including Alias and The OC.


By April 2006 everything was looking up for LUCE. They had independently released their second album Never Ending in 2005 and “Buy A Dog” made the top 100 most played songs at the major Triple A-formatted radio stations. In fact, it was the only song with that distinction from a band not signed with a label. LUCE’s fanbase expanded throughout the country and they were set to tour.


But bad luck would finally catch good luck by surprise. On the Friday before the spring ‘06 tour began, as Tom was taking the stage, he got word that his home was destroyed by fire. Everything he owned was lost that day. Despite the significant loss, Tom joined the band for the tour as planned. Two weeks later bad luck struck again in Philadelphia when the band’s van, trailer and all of their equipment were stolen from their hotel. Immediately, fans responded with offers of equipment and cash – even a van! LUCE continued the tour on borrowed gear and borrowed time, and was forced to cancel 10 shows and drive back to San Francisco after the van was found damaged. It was repaired and they returned to the road just in time for a string of dates with Toad The Wet Sprocket.


While Tom is LUCE’s leader, singer, guitarist and chief songwriter, the band around him continues to evolve, with Tom and Adam at the backbone. L.A. punk lead guitarist Dylan Brock became a key addition to the group, which now includes drummer Brian Zalewski and bassist Kevin White, who has also played with Chuck Prophet and Shelby Lynne.


Discography

  • Luce (2001)
    • 1) Long Way Down
    • 2) Good Day
    • 3) Numb
    • 4) Electric Chair
    • 5) Life
    • 6) In the Middle There
    • 7) Sunniest of Weekends
    • 8) Bring Her In
    • 9) Here
    • 10) After Tomorrow
    • 11) If I Had the Wind
    • 12) Hidden Track (Waiting)
  • Never Ending (2005)
    • 1) From the World of the Lonely
    • 2) Buy a Dog
    • 3) Amsterdam
    • 4) The Sweetest Smile
    • 5) Fortunately, I
    • 6) Worth the Wait
    • 7) Wanna Be
    • 8) Interlude One
    • 9) Never Ending
    • 10) Outside of it All
    • 11) With a Kiss
    • 12) Diamond Lights (a.k.a. "Good Thing")
    • 13) Interlude Two
    • 14) Maria

2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

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References

  • San Francisco Chronicle – Sunday, February 17, 2002 – Tuned in to Luce – Local band skyrockets to success with the help of KFOG airplay – Joel Selvin, Chronicle Pop Music Editor

 
 

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