L.U.V.’s upcoming release of the self-titled EP promises to draw its listeners in with its magnetic beats and catchy melodies. The members of the band behind the music are just as energetic as the larger-than-life EP itself.
Lead singer/songwriter Jimmy Sweet decided he would be a rocker at age nine when he asked for a microphone for his birthday. His lifestyle from then on proved to back up his ambitious statement. By age twelve, he had his first guitar and began ’taking lessons’ from simply listening to his favorite musicians, such as Johnny Ramone. Never having any formal musical training, Jimmy is instrumentally-inclined, being able to play guitar, drums, keyboard, bass and even a little saxophone.Realize Records discovered Jimmy Sweet in Los Angeles at Sunset Strip’s famous “Rock and Roll” Ralph’s grocery store, right next to the deli section. The arbitrary encounter with Sweet proved to be only the beginning of discovering his outside-the-bubble personality. Described as crazy, completely insane and “a mess” by those who know him, the only box that can contain Jimmy is the case holding his EP.
Sweet’s lifestyle is the archetype of a rockstar. Playing live music, being the first to arrive and last to leave at a party, and having booze and babes to keep him company, Jimmy can only smile at the life he is living. ’I devote my whole day to a show…I wanna make sure my show is the best show I’ve ever done. It could be your last show, your best show, you could meet your wife,’ says Sweet. He declares the stage is his second home. ’I like going to parties to be stupid and loud - and get paid for it.’ Jimmy has turned many heads at the venues he has played. Among being a former member of Richmond Sluts, and Rolan Bolan, he made many appearances such as Jimmy Kimmel Live, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Late Night with Conan O’Brien and has toured extensively both in the United States and Europe.
However, Jimmy isn’t the only sweet the band has to offer. A quartet of sexy females make up the rest of L.U.V. The female foursome consists of the beautiful blonde, Claire, the striking brunette Holly, the red-hot redhead Kasia and the new addition the alluring Chloe. On bass is Claire, who helped to electrify the indie-electro band TV-OD, and played live on major music TV shows. She was asked to guest in Keith Flint’s solo band “Flint” and is featured in Jonas Ackrlund’s (Lady GaGa – Telephone, The Prodigy - Smack My Bitch Up) promo video “Aim 4”, achieving heavy rotation on MTV2 throughout Europe. Claire also has written music for past and upcoming films including “Beyond the Rave” featuring Sadie Frost and Lois Winstone. The young drummer and percussionist Holly secured a place at the Paul McCartney Fame School (LIPA) in Liverpool at a young age and currently has endorsements from Vic Firth and Pork Pie Percussion. A singer/songwriter, she rocks out at live shows regularly and has recorded sessions for Laura Steel and Kalorie. Poland-born Kasia’s skills are showcased on the synth. Embracing music school at age seven, she left at age fifteen looking to branch her artistic talents and found graphic design. After jamming sessions throughout her late teens and early adulthood, Kasia determined to go to London to create or join a band where she met Jimmy Sweet.
The major accomplishments and talents of the five rockers mixed in with their overall stage presence combined with songs that have been christened “dirty, sexy rock ‘n’ roll”, L.U.V. is geared up and ready to go. “I have more hits than Barry Bonds, man,” chuckles Sweet. We can’t wait for the world to hear some of L.U.V.’s future home runs.
L.U.V. Puts Fresh Spin on Beatles Song Yer Blues
L.U.V. Puts Fresh Spin on Beatles Song Yer Blues to download the song and see the video visit http://thebeatlescompleteonukulele.com/2011/05/121-yer-blues-l-u-v/
L.U.V. featured in The Reading Chronicle
L.U.V. featured in The UK's Reading Chronicle to read the article visit http://www.readingchronicle.co.uk/theguide/goingout/articles/2011/05/12/52024-luv-to-gig-at-play-reading/
She's My Fix Official Music Video Launches
She's My Fix Official Music Video Launches The debut release from 'Dirty Sexy Rock 'N' Roll' outfit L.U.V. The debut release from 'Dirty Sexy Rock 'N' Roll' outfit L.U.V. Taken from their self titled EP released by Realize Records. Shot in Cyprus (in London's docklands) and directed by Marc Coker.
L.U.V. Featured as Band of the month on Kool Rock Radio
L.U.V. Featured as Band of the month on Kool Rock Radio. To view the profile and request songs visit http://www.koolrockradio.com/bandofthemonth.html
L.U.V. Releases Self-Titled Cd At Proud Galleries With Band Of Skulls
L.U.V. will be releasing
their new EP in London, England on Thursday, January 13th, along with special guests
Band of Skulls. The E.P. street date is scheduled for January 18th 2011. The E.P.
was produced by Dan Horne(formerly with Wolfmother)and highlights old-American rock
’n’ roll infused with British electro pop that creates a sound of its
The band has been selling out shows around London, creating a buzz after being chosen
by Zippo to perform and be photographed by legendary photographer Mick Rock at his
The Cd Release show is Proud Camden located at The Horse Hospital Stables Market
Chalk Farm Road Camden Town NW1 8AH. Tickets and more information about the show
can be found at www.proudcamden.com. Along with the CD release party, L.U.V. launches
the ’Dirty, Sexy, Rock n Roll’ tour with performances scheduled at various
venues throughout London and the United States beginning in spring of 2011. To find
out more about L.U.V., their upcoming release and tour, you can visit www.luvtheband.com.
The E.P. can be purchased at shows or online at Itunes and Amazon.com.
Legendary Photographer Shoots L.U.V. Live Show Tonight in London
The Maurice Einhardt Neu Gallery
present Mick Rock
: The Zippo Rehearsal Rooms. In association with Zippo and the Idea Generation Gallery. Mick Rock began his career in 1972 with a protrait of a yet to be known David Bowie he then spent the next four decades shooting the most fascinating characters in rock music and is celebrated as the Man Who Shot the 70s. The exhibition coincides with the release od Mick Rock’s book, Exposed: The Faces of Rock ‘n’Roll that includes unseen and unpublished images spanning his career. L.U.V. was chosen out of thousands of bands to perform at the event and have the legendary photographer shoot the performance. You can find more details on the performance and event on the tour page or by visiting http://neugalleries.com/
Realize Records Prepares To Spread Some London-Based L.U.V. To The World
Realize Records announced today that the band L.U.V. has joined forces with the label and will be an exciting new addition to the roster.
L.U.V. is a London-based female rock ‘n’ roll band with a charismatic front man from Hollywood, California. The label will be releasing their self titled E.P. on January 18th 2011.
The band was the brainchild of singer/songwriter Jimmy Sweet, former member of Hot Hot Heat, Richmond Sluts and Rolan Bolan. Label representatives began considering L.U.V. after meeting the personality in an unlikely place – a grocery store. “Once we saw him onstage, we knew we had to capture that energy for the label,” says CEO Michel Grey. If Iggy Pop, Goldfrapp, The Cramps and Peaches spawned a love child, you would have L.U.V. Sweet has performed with many bands, but he states, “L.U.V. is my baby. This is the band that I’m pouring everything into.”
Along with Sweet comes a sexy trio - Claire, Holly and Kasia. The blonde, brunette and redhead trio make up the rest of L.U.V. Bassist Claire has appeared internationally in live performances and music videos, and has written several film scores. On drums and percussion is Holly, who has performed in numerous live shows and was accepted into Paul McCartney’s Fame School. The synth-player Kasia, originally from Poland, went to music school at a very young age before abandoning classical music and discovering her talents in rock ’n’ roll. The major accomplishments and talents of the rockers mixed in with their overall appeal establish a show that you won’t easily forget.
For the past few months, L.U.V. has been working to create what has become the self-titled CD “L.U.V.” The E.P. was produced by Dan Horne(formerly with Wolfmother)and highlights old-American rock ’n’ roll infused with British electro pop that creates a sound of its own.
Currently L.U.V. is gearing up to release their EP in early 2011 in London, England. Along with the CD release party, L.U.V. launches the ’Dirty, Sexy, Rock n Roll’ tour with performances scheduled at various venues throughout London beginning in November. To find out more about L.U.V., their upcoming release and tour, you can visit www.luvtheband.com
L.U.V. - 'She's My Fix' Official Video
L.U.V.'s first single of their debut EP She's My Fix