Curse of Lono
Curse Of Lono’s cinematic blend of harmony-laden Americana and gothic alt-rock has earned them two Top 10 albums in the Official UK Americana Charts in eleven months and saw them receive the prestigious Bob Harris Emerging Artist Award at the 2019 UK Americana Awards in January.
Curse Of Lono, who formed in London in 2015, are Felix Bechtolsheimer (vocals, guitar), Joe Hazell (lead guitar and vocals), Dani Ruiz Hernandez (keys and vocals), Charis Anderson (bass and vocals) and Neil Findlay (drums).
The five-piece has toured extensively in the UK and around Europe, both as a headline act and as support to artists like Steve Earle, Samantha Fish, Chuck Prophet, Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes, David Ramirez and Alabama 3. The band made their US debut at the SXSW Music Festival in March this year and returned to the US in September for performances at AmericanaFest and at the Rhythm & Roots Reunion Festival in Bristol, TN. They will be heading out on a 10-date UK headline tour in October.
Curse Of Lono were the subject of the short documentary ‘Somewhere In Their Heads’ (2018), which won Best Short Documentary at numerous international film festivals, including the LA Edge Film Awards, the Hollywood Sun Awards, the Changing Face International Film Festival in Sydney, the Oniros Film Festival in Rome, Feel The Reel International Film Festival in Glasgow, the Mindfield Film Festival in New Mexico, The New Renaissance Film Festival in Amsterdam and the Calcutta International Cult Film Festival in India.
The band have released three albums and one EP and they are currently working on their next studio album, which will be recorded at the beginning of next year.