Lucy & La Mer, Jeff Uzzel, Todd O’Keefe

Lucy & La Mer

Jeff Uzzel

Todd O’Keefe

Tue 9.20.16

Doors: 6:00 pm / Show: 6:30 pm

$8

Tickets at the Door

This event is all ages

Lucy & La Mer
Lucy & La Mer
Lucy & La Mer is the LA-based indie project of singer/songwriter Lucy LaForge.

Known for her bright melodies and disarming lyrics, Lucy wrote her debut EP Little Spoon while living aboard a sailboat after a bad breakup. The folk pop EP charted on College Radio in 2015, followed by a national tour and 2 semi-finalist spots in the International Songwriter Contest.

After landing in LA, Lucy began performing live with a full band and caught the attention of major press like the LA Times. Lead by Lucy’s welcoming stage presence and unmistakable attire (the band wears colorful bowties and decorates the stage), their live shows have gained attention for their interactive audience participation and focus on community activism.

They’ve hosted fundraising concerts for LA’s LGBT Center (the “ Love is Gay” event) and shocked their crowd at Lucy’s Locks of Love benefit when Lucy cut 15-inches of her hair off on stage to be donated to the cause.

Outside of their own community based shows, the band has also performed at LA Fashion Week, The Rose Bowl, CMJ Music Marathon, Echo Park Rising, KCRW's Chinatown Summer Nights, Jam in the Van, BalconyTV, and also performed for the Mayor of LA.

The Huffington Post called their 2017 single ("Honey, Put Your Weapons Down") the "perfect indie pop anthem" and their latest release “Rebel Babe” took listeners by surprise with it’s booming chorus and liberating message.

The single "Rebel Babe" premiered on Billboard in May 2018, noting that Lucy is "standing defiantly in the face of heteronormativity and daring to be different."

Lucy has shared the stage with everyone from electronic artist Moby, folk sirens Joseph, to emo rockers Bayside. She is endorsed by Kala Brand Ukuleles and stays close to her fans by live-streaming every weekend on the band’s facebook page. She likes hot cocoa, picnics, and will never hesitate to hug you in the middle of a show.
Todd O’Keefe
Todd O’Keefe
Todd O'Keefe is a contemporary folk artist from Santa Barbara, California. As well as performing as a solo artist, O'Keefe has worked extensively as a session musician, performing and recording with Ray Davies, Jeff Beck, Frank Black from The
Pixies, Elvis Costello, Social Distortion, Michael Penn, and Rusty Anderson from the Paul McCartney band. Todd was also a member of Los Angeles pop rock band, The 88.

Although clearly influenced by folksy troubadours Paul Simon and Neil Young, O'Keefe also draws his musical inspiration from classic pop songwriting teams Goffin and King, Dozier-Holand-Dozier, and Leiber and Stoller, making for music that is
rooted in folk, but crafted with pop sensibilities.
Venue Information:
SOhO Restaurant and Music Club
1221 State Street
Santa Barbara, CA, 93101