Performer; Songwriter; Vocalist
Acoustic Guitar; Electric Guitar
Aug 28, 2016
Garnering four Latin GRAMMY nominations, two wins, six EMMY Nominations and one win for their work on the EMMY award winning PBS show “Lishy Lou and Lucky Too” - husband and wife duo Lucky Diaz and Alisha Gaddis; The Lucky Band (formally known as Lucky Diaz and the Family Jam Band) has solidified their place in children’s music. Named ‘THE face of kindie music’ by the Washington Post, ‘SUPERSTARS’ by Red Tricycle, ‘The Rolling Stones of Kids Music’ by the Style Network, and PEOPLE Magazine called their album “The #1 in COOLEST kids music!”They create indie music sounds that are rooted in their whimsical child-friendly imaginations. Billboard Magazine calls The Lucky Band a Children's Music Artists You Should Know.
The songs on their eleven acclaimed and award-winning recordings offer a musical and topical range aimed at exploring all of the wonder and joy of a young person’s life. After they teamed up with artist Micah Player, their 2011 video “Blue Bear” became a hit sensation. The song appeared on their very first EP, Luckiest Adventure, and enjoyed #1 position on SiriusXM Satellite Radio for many weeks in 2010. By 2011, USA Today was calling them the best new band for kids. In 2012, the band released A Potluck, which People magazine reviewed as the #1 new children’s album of the year. The new songs enjoyed heavy radio rotation nationwide. A Potluck earned a Parents’ Choice Gold Award, a NAPPA Award, and many other kudos by year’s end.
Next, Latin GRAMMY Award winning, ¡Fantastico! Translating their hit “Blue Bear” into “Oso Azul” and re-introducing songs like “Say What?” as “¿Que Dices?”(Also a #1 hit on SiriusXM), Lucky Diaz and the Family Jam Band’s Spanish language release found a new audience of families yearning to immerse their youngest listeners in dual language right from the start. SiriusXM’s Mindy Thomas said that it set the standard for Spanish-language music for kids, and ¡Fantastico! went onto be the first album ever to win a Latin GRAMMY by an American group in its category.
In 2013, after a year of intense development with a team of creative partners, the band released Lishy Lou and Lucky Too.This album contains the Song of the Year by several parenting publications, the smash hit- “Thingamajig.” Like NPR exclaimed, “This music is rocking!”
2013 was a smashing success for the group in the commercial market as well. Iconic brand Coca-Cola chose Lucky’s song “Falling” as their national summer campaign anthem playing on television and movie theatres everywhere. The duo showcased at Kindiefest, the family music conference at the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM); spent the summer touring with venues including sold-out shows at the Smithsonian, Los Angeles Book Festival Target Stage, Skirball Cultural Center, NYC Symphony Space, and Madison Square Park- with more than 50 dates in three months’ time; and appeared on CNN, Univision, PBS and Sprout TV’s “Sunny Side Up Show.” Later, they were crowned the TV show’s #1 best guests of the year.
2015 proved to be another wonderful year of the band! Collecting 6 EMMY Nominations and a win for Alisha Gaddis for their PBS TV show Lishy Lou and Lucky Too! Also, most recently collecting a Latin GRAMMY Nomination for their latest album Adelante!
In 2016 through 2018 the band toured Asia extensively with the Hand in Hand Music Festival. To date, they have played over twenty Chinese Cities.
Exciting new changes arrived in 2019! The band switched their name to The Lucky Band. Their new album Buenos Diaz WON the Latin GRAMMY for best children’s album of 2020! They spent the year touring through the United States, China and Mexico in support of their new album. Buenos Diaz was also awarded the American Library Association Notable Works list of Notable Works for 2020!
2020 is proved to be yet another exciting year with a new lullaby EP Paseo Lunar nominated for their FOURTH GRAMMY Award!
2021 is already an amazing year with the release of Lucky’s new children’s picture book Paletero Man out on Harper Collins! Also their new album Crayon Kids produced by Kenny Siegal, Mixed by Matthew Cullen and Mastered by Greg Calbi is due June 2021. Their first single Sábado is already a smash on Sirius XM Kids Place Live!
Lucky Diaz and the Family Jam Band have also been brand partners with TARGET, GAP, Whole Foods, LEGO, USO, and many more. They have been featured in Apartment Therapy, Los Angeles Living Magazine, Daily News, E! TV, Washington Post, New York Times, Style Network and more.
The Lucky Band also includes an evolving guest rotation of the most talented musicians around including their base band: Musical Director Wes Switzer on bass, Multi-Michael Klooster (Smashmouth superstar), Deacon Marrquin, and guests instrumentalist Michael Farkas (of WIYOS fame), Kurtis Keber (*bonus bass) Gee Rabe on accordion, Robert Eibach and many more.
Lucky Diaz and the Family Jam Band is on the pulse of all things kids music and brings smart, crafty lyrics with irresistibly fresh pop beats. Like Zooglobble states, “It'll take you all of about 15 minutes to become a fan of Lucky Diaz.”
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