James Priestner: Vocals/Guitar
Ian Cardona: Drums/Vocals
Lubo Ivan: Guitar
Chad Watson: Bass/Vocals
The Lunas are an alt-pop band from Vancouver, BC. Singer and founder James Priestner first starting writing songs while playing in the Western Hockey League and shortly after gave up his career as a goaltender in pursuit of starting a band. It was in Vancouver he met drummer Ian Cardona, guitarist Lubo Ivan, and bassist Chad Watson. With influences such as Arctic Monkeys, The Strokes, Modest Mouse and Twenty One Pilots, you’ll hear powerful vocals, a contagious energy, and a strong focus on melody that’s bound to get stuck in listeners heads.
In just over a year since the inception of the band, The Lunas have twice toured Canada, sharing the stage with Barney Bentall, JPNSGRLS, and Mobina Galore. They’ve had songs played on local radio stations across the country and were finalists in The Roxy Launch Project in Vancouver where they won recording time with Tommy Mac of Hedley. 2017 marks the release of their debut EP, set to come out early in the year. Curious Life was produced by Juno nominated producer/engineer Dean Maher (Hedley, Rise Against, AC/DC).
The Permanent Rain Press wrote about The Lunas: “Multi-genre, ranging from indie-pop to alternative to even some jazz elements. All members of the band were young, charming, and very good in their performances. I had never heard of The Lunas before that night, but consider me a converted fan. I look forward to hearing more from them in the future.”