“Every blade feels the bruise of a rainfall. Every bird cowers in the dark. But when time leaves the storm clouds empty, that’s when you’ll find the brightest stars.”
“Dreamer” is a passionate, emotive ballad, as distant guitar washes over meditative piano and Lucrezio’s soaring vocals, before swelling into epic catharsis. – Patrick Conlan (Illinois Entertainer – Chicago)
Innovative. Vigorous. Sincere. LUCREZIO offers a presence that, on the stage, is unforgettably stimulating with a lyrical passion that is emotionally engaging, and off stage, humanly genuine.
Home to the Chicago-land area, LUCREZIO carries an alternative, yet acoustic style, intertwining both soulful drive and ambience, through the powerful vocals and piano undertones of Jennifer Lucrezio, and the alluring lead lines of guitarist, Jordan Bumgarner. The formation of LUCREZIO took place when Jennifer moved her small-town, east coat aspirations to Lake Michigan’s bright city lights, and found talented guitarist, Jordan, taking him to be not only her bandmate, but adoring husband. Together they produce a sound that captivates the listening ear, while sharing the depths of their own personal stories.
In the spring of 2011, LUCREZIO put out a full band project, Storybook, which brought a sound not only musically driving, but lyrically piercing. Emoting not just a feeling of escape, but a movement of time. Storybook proved to be an album for both realists and dreamers, like any true story, and initiated a great response even leading up to its release. In the fall of 2012, Storybook Acoustic took a handful of tunes from LUCREZIO’s full length project and stripped them down to pure piano, acoustic guitar, and cello. This artists ability to create a moment was brought to it’s full potential, engaging the audience with its humanness, making this band unforgettable.
Ahead for LUCREZIO is nothing shy of independent success. Their vigor and talent make up the combination needed to push forward in the vast array of self-promoting artists. As noted by Chicago television producer, Todd Hoffman, “Mainstream radio is dull and shallow and is turning us into zombies. If a few bands like this were getting some spins, [then] before you know it, people might care about music again.”
LUCREZIO’s focused pursuit in the ever changing world of independent music is this: “If when we play the heart of the individual is touched, if we can speak words that resound with familiarity, if we can make people feel alive and drive them to search for more than what they know, then the music has spoken and we have done what we were born to do.”