Modern surf band Lucky 757 based out of Virginia pays tribute to the pioneers of rock and roll and rockabilly from the 50s and 60s. The band itself started in 2014 by father/son songwriting team Dany, who plays rhythm guitar and backup vocals, and Cory, who sings lead vocals and plays lead guitar. The play the same Gretsch guitars which deliver such a classic sound that really channels the rockabilly vibe; of course with the help of Sam Haga, who plays stand-up bass, electric bass, backup vocals, and also produces the band. Angel Lopez is their drummer and percussion player as well as backup vocalist. Once united, they delivered their rock and roll vibe all across Virginia and down the coast. Sharing the same residential city of Portsmouth, the added the area code 757 to the name of their band. The played with other bands such as The Screaming Rebel Angels and opened for Rev. Horton Heat and Big Sandy. The played on large stages at the Lake Havasu Rockabilly Reunion, specifically the Gretch stage, and other festivals like the Rats Nest Run Inn and the Americana Music Festival in Virginia Beach.
In 2015, they released their self-titled debut album which quickly followed with their second album in 2016. Both albums released were honoured and praised by fans who love the rockabilly sound as well as played on radio stations around the world. They even had a feature in Rockabilly Deluxe Magazine. Even though their sound is seen as nostalgic, they are trying their best to push the genre out there with similar contemporary sounds.
Their newest album “Lonesome Lagoon” features hang tens, gogo boots, Ennio Morricone scores, and banana palms; but is played in such a unique way that if you listen to it, it sounds so current and so fresh that it simply belongs amongst the rest of the popular songs. A more modern approach to classic rockabilly surf.