Thanks for taking the time to read a little about The Lucky Lips Band!
What matters to us most is playing great music really well. Guess you could say our feel has one foot in the blues while the other flirts with funk, R&B and jazz. We love having a good time with our audience, whether they're on the dance floor or chatting and laughing with us between songs. We send them home with a smile on their face.
During 2018 lead vocalist, Donna Hourigan, had a stab at songwriting and we released our debut EP “Talk the Talk” in April 2019. What a ride that was! We're thrilled to have reach #6 on the Australian Blues & Roots Charts and know that folks Australia wide listen to our original tunes; not to mention that the EP is on playlists through Europe & the USA! The single "Talk the Talk" made the semi finals of the International Songwriters Competition and the finals of the Australian Blues Music "CHAIN" awards! Not bad for a debut hey?!
Festivals and gigs
2019 was a busy year for us with gigs at our fave Brissie' venues like: The Royal Mail Hotel; The Morrison Hotel; The Walrus Club and The Mount Gravatt Marketta. A huge response at 2019's Jazz & Jumpers in July festival garnered us an invite to play again in 2020. Our live experience is high energy! Just ask the crowd twisting and jiving in Brisbane's Queen Street Mall for 2019's International Blues Music Day festival.
Our playlist reads like a "Who's Who" of Blues and R&B music: get down n’ dirty with greats like Rufus Thomas, Susan Tedeschi, Robben Ford or Big Mamma Thornton. Get funky with R&B legends like The Temptations, Ruth Brown or Aretha Franklyn; the list goes on.
If you’re a fan of fun, high energy entertainment, and top quality musicianship…download our music and come to a gig...we'll show you a good time!
High energy! Passionate musicianship and FUN, FUN, FUN! The Lucky Lips band entertain with their fresh, energised spin on Bluesand RnB music!
A vocalist with a 3 octave range, Donna is loved by audiences wherever she performs. Donna's amazing vocal versatility allows her to cover a wide range of
materiel from Blues, Jazz, RnB & Soul.
Donna is a passionate songwriter. Along with the members of The Lucky Lips Band, she released the debut EP “Talk the Talk” in April 2019. This EP entered the Australian Blues and Roots Charts at number 9, rising to number 6 and remaining in the top 25 for 4 months. The title track reached the semi-finals of the International Songwriters competition "Unsigned Only" and the finals of the Australian Blues Music "CHAIN" awards in the "New Talent of the Year" category.
Donna has performed at various blues venues and corporate events at venues such as The Queensland Performing Arts Centre & at festivals such as the Mitchell Creek Rock & Blues Fest. and The Amy Winehouse Tribute Show. With The Lucky Lips Band, Donna has also appeared at The International Blues Music Day Festival, Blues on Broadbeach Festival, The Bayside Blues Festival and Jumpers and Jazz in July.
Bass Guitar/Backing Vocals
Self-taught, Darren Griffiths is well-renowned for his ability to lock in with the rhythm section and a much sought after freelance bass player.
He has recorded with various artists (including Queensland contemporary artistLawrence Pashley) and toured Eastern Queensland, supporting groups like Darryl Braithwaite and The Choir Boys. Darren’s smooth grooves & bass lines attracted the attention of Morning Side Fats, playing and touring with this chart-topping blues band.
He was also previously a member of Jukebox Heroes, one of Brisbane’s premium covers rock bands.
Darren is passionate about all aspects of, not only his craft, but making The Lucky Lips Band the first name for entertainment in Blues and RnB music.
Lead Guitarist/Backing Vocals
Joel is a highly motivated and talented young man. AMEB certified to Grade 7 on piano, Joel took to guitar like the proverbial duck to water.
Having mastered the intricacies of several production programs and recording studio equipment he writes and produces his own original material.
The most recent addition to The Lucky Lips Band his contribution to our forthcoming album has been invaluable.