"British Europop singer/songwriter"
Growing up in a household of musicians, he even attended his first gig at 2 years old, where his father’s band were supporting American band Foreigner on their world tour. Have piano, guitar and violin lessons from the age of 5, he quickly started writing his own songs, and by the time he had turned 12 years old, he had top qualifications in piano, classical guitar, and music theory.
In 2004, at the tender age of 15, he released his self-penned debut single, ''Gone Before It Happens'', under the pseudonym "Hun". Marketed through Spanish record label O'Clock Music, it was included on the elusive compilation album ''Disco Estrella 2004''. It also gave him the opportunity to support RnB act Javine on her 2004 tour, concluding with a performance in front of 5,000 people at Rockingham Raceway, Corby. When the label folded in 2005, Lucien returned to college whilst preparing his next musical move.
Whilst finishing his A-Levels, Lucien finalised a deal with the British label Abbey Records to release the EP ''What You Said To Me...'' with ''It's Unconditional'' as the lead single in September 2006. Moving away from his previous dance style, this record incorporated a pop/rock feel, with the singer performing guitar and piano on all of the tracks. Taking the EP on tour in Europe, he visited countries such as the UK, Germany, Austria, Spain and Slovenia finding new fans on the way whilst even doing a feature for prolific Spanish magazine "Interviu". A dance remix of ''It's Unconditional'' found huge success on commercial radio stations over Central and Eastern Europe, managing to reach the Top 40 in many European territories. Amid all the success, he took the rash decision to leave music again and to take place at University.
Failing to sign a new record deal, Jack Lucien set up his own label Unconditional Records. Recorded in 2007 between Nottingham, England and Tallinn, Estonia, ''New 80s Musik'' was released in Summer 2008. Complementing a shift in sound, he changed his previous rocky/alternative look to be dressed in bright and neon coloured fabrics. The themes of this album, representing the 80s inspired music, were more frivolous and upbeat, as heard in such songs as the single ''Rasputin'' (which was released as a free Internet download in June 2008). Up until the release of the record, he appeared on T4 alongside the British rock group The Wombats in ''Je Suis Un Rockstar'' and took the record across various clubs up and down the UK.
After releasing the album, Jack Lucien found himself on another promotional tour of Europe, this time starting at the Roskilde Music Festival in Denmark and finishing in Moscow. Whilst on tour in Russia, he was also invited to submit a song to represent his home country Andorra in the 2009 Eurovision Song Contest which eventually was declined due to other commitments. After spending some time back in Andorra, he quickly returned to Russia in February 2009 to promote an album consisting of old and new material aimed at the Russian market, called ''Jack Lucien”. Its promotional single ''I'm Not Afraid'' became an overnight success in the country, climbing to the Top 10 in the Russian Airplay Chart in April 2009; additionally reaching Top 10 in the UK Independent Chart later that year.
Leading on from this new surge of popularity, Lucien traveled to Odessa, Ukraine, to quickly record the rest of a brand new album; to showcase and supplement the success of I'm Not Afraid with the rest of the European market. Producing the album completely by himself, he locked himself away in a recording studio completing the whole album, ''EuroSceptic'', with no session musicians or external producers/song writers. Having gone for a Euro Pop sound with influences from Wonky Pop, Electro Rock and Reggaeton, the album was recorded in less than a month. Picking the contemporary dance pop song ''Saturday'' as a radio only single, it didn’t burn as bright as had been originally hoped. Amidst an expensive self funded music video and photoshoot accompanying the release (both shot simultaneously in South Kensington, London), the project was eventual cancelled with the album having a quiet online only release in October 2009.
In 2010, the singer moved forward with his career, exploring different creative avenues such as TV presenting, song-writing and acting. However, it didn’t take long for him to return to the studio to release the online compilation “Everything I Want To Be”, including some of his best songs, new tracks, live performances and a cover of Jeanette’s “Porque te Vas”. Due to moving behind the scenes, working in PR, promotional opportunities were limited to an 8 stop UK tour and an appearance on BBC’s The Weakest Link (Music Edition). He initially hoped to release his 3rd studio album “Delusion of Grandeur” in 2012 but plans were scrapped.
After 5 years behind the scenes, Jack Lucien will be returning with a bang in 2014. On January 20th 2014, he shall be releasing a new version of “I’m Not Afraid” (exactly 5 years after its initial release), which will be followed by a new record in the summer. Recorded over 10 days in New York in November 2013, it incorporates a more mature style, incorporating modern pop with an acoustic and electronic vibe.
Jack Lucien is an Andorran singer/songwriter/producer currently based in London, United Kingdom.
- official site - www.jacklucien.co.uk
- myspace - jacklucien