The best description of the band’s sound comes from Relix Magazine: “Superb, adventurous, diverse, simply mesmerizing instrumental work. Steeped in soul, rock, pop, and blues Lubriphonic's members play with a tenacity and precision that sets them apart".
Lubriphonic is the brainchild of guitarist Giles Corey & drummer Rick King which began as a residency at Chicago’s legendary Checkerboard Lounge, where they recruited some of the best blues, funk, and rock musicians in the city for improvisational live sessions in which the kinetic energy that make a band were initiated. Lubriphonic comes from the Chicago blues or gospel music pools. They met while playing in other bands from Chicago.
The evolution from performing as sidemen for the city’s most legendary blues stars such as Buddy Guy, Otis Rush, Lenny Kravitz and Koko Taylor into an original group came from the hunger of each musician to develop their emerging funky sound. It’s this expression of creativity and energy at each performance that is paramount to Lubriphonic.
Lubriphonic – made up of Giles Corey (vocals, guitar), Richard King (drums), Pennal Johnson (bass), Charles Prophet (saxophone), Norman Palm (trombone) Ron Haynes (trumpet) – tour extensively, crisscrossing the country playing festivals, theaters and clubs spending over 220 days a year on the road.
Sold out shows, national tours and their evolving sound are proof enough of how relevant Lubriphonic is going to become in the coming years. The group’s recent studio debut "The Gig Is On" manages to contain the trademark explosive live energy an accurate studio portrayal. Ivan Neville was a featured guest on keys. Since first forming in 2002 Lubriphonic already boasts a nationwide fan base, playing to crowds opening for such acts as Buddy Guy, George Clinton, Maceo Parker, Dr. John, Galactic, Bruce Hornsby, Derek Trucks Band, Karl Denson, The New Mastersounds, Jon Popper Project, Karl Denson, and Buckwheat Zydeco.
Entirely committed to continuing their mission, Lubriphonic is happy to be playing the music they love and winning over new fans each new night at each new city. “As a sideman one of the things you learned is how to be professional. I learned how to give to an audience, no matter what. That's what you’ll get at a Lubriphonic show.”
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