"Twenty years ago, Wesley Schultz saw the future.
Back then, growing up in the New York City suburb of Ramsey, New Jersey, Wesley spent his days drawing side by side with his best friend, Josh Fraites. Today, as bandleader of The Lumineers, Wesley’s replaced his pencil with a guitar, his drawings with songs, and plays side by side with Joshua’s younger brother Jeremiah. He still practices a lot, and it still turns out good".
Born form sorrow, powered by passion and ripened by hard work, The Lumineers have defined their sound when the world needs it the most, and they have already started attracting devout fans across the globe.
At the time of writing, "Ho Hey", their beautifully written song to which the official video is below, has already racked 17,539,438 views.
Embedded in America's deep South and combined with flavours of Americana, The Lumineers perfect front-porch folk and acoustic rock.
From Brooklyn, via Denver, the enigmatic trio boast spine tingling emotive sounds and a live performance second to none. Their raw energy and musicianship saw their rise to fame in the US this year and are becoming an unstoppable force.
Signed to a small independent Nashville label ‘Dualtone’ they’ve become one of the biggest US DIY success stories of the year.
see this post on the NOCTIS blog here