The Denton, Texas-based Vince Lujan Project (pronounced LU-HAHN) has been jamming since members started meeting up in 2002, and its sound has become a fusion of acoustic, pop, rock, funk, blues, jazz, Latin and soul — a blend that defies easy definition but brings new energy to what is known as the Texas Sound and featuring an improvisational element that shines up the group’s sound even further.
With each player bringing something unique to the group — different cultural backgrounds they are proud to mix into their music as well as music educations and musical influences (including Santana, Dave Matthews Band, the Mexican rock band Maná, Stevie Wonder, Kirk Whalum, Eric Clapton, Lenny Kravitz) — it’s a mix that turns listeners into fans and helped VLP win the Houston-based Live Music Records’ contest to showcase at the label’s South by Southwest event at Guero’s in March 2009.
Onstage, as band members listen to and play off each other, audiences are carried away by the positive vibe, the energy and the instrumental virtuosity. Band founder and lead vocalist Vince Lujan, born in Spring, Texas, was playing guitar in fourth grade and since has mastered classical, rock ’n’ roll and jazz guitar (and harmonica and trombone), formed and led bands, composed and arranged original music, and found an expressive vocal style.
With him are drummer-backup vocalist James “DJ” Montgomery, an Air Force brat who played his first gig at age 8 and among his influences cites world-famous self-taught stickman Dennis Chambers; and keyboardist Taylor Ervin, born on the Mississippi Delta and raised in West Texas, who began playing piano at age 3 and has developed a unique blend of raw and aggressive organ riffs and melodious piano lines.
Iowan Greg Rochford, on bass guitar and backup vocals, has more than 20 years experience playing with rock, jazz and classical groups, dedicated to technical brilliance and maintaining the rhythm and groove of a song. Pianist and synthesizer player Landa Morgan, who attended Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing & Visual Arts (The Arts Magnet) in Dallas, provides the funky side of groove to VLP, along with some of its distinctive bells and whistles. New Orleans-born Vandell Andrew, alto saxophonist, was a member of the infamous St. Augustine High School Marching 100 Band, studied with legendary tenor saxophonist Edward “Kidd” Jordan at Southern University and was relocated to Dallas by Hurricane Katrina.
Together, members of the sextet create a fresh sound that stays with listeners long after the groove has stopped.
Apres Ski Parties
Layla (Derek & the Dominos version)Eric Clapton
Layla (Unplugged version)Eric Clapton
Oye Como VaSantana
No Such ThingJohn Mayer
Carolina On My MindJames Taylor
Last Dance With Mary JaneTom Petty & the Heartbreakers
Friends in Low PlacesGarth Brooks
Brown Eyed GirlVan Morrison
HeavenLos Lonely Boys
La BambaRichie Valens
In My LifeThe Beatles
Long Black VeilJohnny Cash
Bridge Over Troubled WaterArt Garfunkel
Awesome GodRich Mullins
Open the Eyes of My Heart LordSalvador
Grey StreetDave Matthews Band
Number 41Dave Matthews Band
GrannyDave Matthews Band
Two StepDave Matthews Band
My GirlThe Temptations
The PretenderJackson Browne
Sir DukeStevie Wonder
Use Me UpBill Withers
Mr. Jones (& Me)Counting Crows
SlideGoo Goo Dolls
Change the WorldEric Clapton
Old LoveEric Clapton
A Change Is Gonna ComeSam Cooke
O Happy Day Gospel Spiritual
All Along the WatchtowerBob Dylan
The BoxerSimon & Garfunkel
Ants Marching Dave Matthews
Mustang SallyWilson Pickett
American PieDon McClean
Ain't No Mountain High EnoughMarvin Gaye & Tammy Terrell
Santana, Dave Matthews, Eric Clapton, Ray Charles, The Temptations, James Taylor, John Mayer, Dion, BB King, Buddy Guy, Bruce Springsteen, Jose Feliciano, Raul Midon, Stevie Wonder, Los Lonely Boys, Los Lobos, Richie Valens, Paul Simon, Willie Nelson, ask
This Member has no feedback. Book their services to leave them some!
In addition to Aubrey, Vince Lujan & the Vince Lujan Project will also travel to Pilot Point, Denton, Little Elm, Prosper, Lake Dallas, Frisco, Sanger, Celina, Tioga, Krum, The Colony, Valley View, Lewisville, Argyle, Gunter, Collinsville, Flower Mound, Plano, Ponder, Weston, Carrollton, McKinney, Allen, Dallas, Coppell, Era, Anna, Justin, Melissa, Roanoke
and many other locations in and around the Aubrey area.
Join GigMasters. Get more gigs.
GigMasters is the place for entertainers and vendors to get gigs. Sign up today
and start getting booked.