The debut album was launched by Matt "The Cat" Baldasarri on the "Soul Bucket" radio show on WERS FM to a six million audience in Boston MA. The "Moving On" album was the first opportunity to highlight the song writing ability of LOBN.
The band continued on a musical journey which has seen them develop their soul and blues influences through the years, producing two further studio albums, “Good Morning Mr Universe” and “Make Your Own Luck”, which were top 4 radio hits in America. Two live appearances on BBC Radio 2 on the Paul Jones show and numerous venue, festival and support appearances with legendary names, such as AWB, were to follow.
But, in keeping with the title of their debut album LOBN are indeed ‘moving on’, and have emerged in 2014 with a fresh new sound which includes and embraces the New Orleans genre of Soul Funk Music.
As part of that process the band bade a fond farewell to founder band member Al Hughes in 2013 to enable him to focus on his solo blues career and it is a great pleasure to welcome a long-time friend and well established soul and blues man John Frame. The band once again, welcomes back Arthur Cook to follow the inimitable Ronnie Dalrymple behind the drum kit.
John Frame -Lead Vocals
Douglas Hunter -Bass + Vocals
Alan Kyle -Guitar + vocals
Tom Stirling -Keys + vocals
Arthur Cook -Drums
Paul Haddow -Trombone
John Beresford -Trumpet
George Morrison -Saxophone
LOBN's 2014 homage to other writers will include:
The Neville Brothers
Tower of Power
LOBN will include a number of their most popular songs from their last three studio albums, some of which receive a new musical and vocal arrangement as well as some brand new original material.
The programme for 2014 will include appearances at many well established venues including The Voodoo Rooms, Edinburgh, The Glad Café, Glasgow and Backstage at The Green, Kinross.
Further Festival appearances with dates to be confirmed will include a return to the "Edinburgh Jazz and Blues Festival" in July as well as "Fringe by the Sea" held during August.
After the summer festivals, the band will make a long awaited return to The Rothes Halls for a “Homecoming Show, before heading south to perform at one of the leading venues in the North West of England "Bootleggars", in Kendal.
Recording is also scheduled for later in the year, which will include some new self penned material as well as contributions from other writers. Prior to that a collaborative release featuring an up and coming female vocalist is planned for the spring!