Formed officially in 1998 by Jonathan Aizlewood formerly of Sheffield based Goth Band Autumn of North, and Kerry Lubas whilst studying Interior Architecture and Design in Nottingham. The start of their musical journey began in 1995 writing original songs influenced by the likes of Crowded House, The Sundays and All About Eve.
After a couple of low key gigs, two demos were recorded under the name BLUE, the 1995 demo ‘The Gathering’ with friend Jeremy Walters on additional guitar and the ‘Acoustic’ demo which featured Autumn of North band member Darren Gill on lead guitar led to intimate acoustic gigs in and around Sheffield and Nottingham.
In 1998, and based now back in hometown Sheffield the search began for a full band line up, bass player Paul Hinchley came on board and temporary drummer Simon Pomery helped the band in recording the 1999, 4 track CD titled ‘Safety In Numbers’ under the new name LUBAS at JUMP Studios, Sheffield with Producer Paul Thompson. Richard Palmer joined the band on drums not long afterwards to complete the line up.
The band quickly gathered a following around the Sheffield music scene; performances at the Music In The Sun Festival at the Sheffield Don Valley Bowl, The National Centre for Popular Music, plus gigs in London and Manchester and an appearance on ITV’s ‘Tonight’ programme were highlights.
‘Walking Through Walls’ 5 track EP was released in 2001, tracks ‘Voodoo’ and ‘Inspire’ received 5 weeks daily airplay by Trent FM’s Simon Dale as the stations chosen ‘Hot 30 House Band’.
In 2003 the 8 track ‘Live Seraphic Sessions’ was released, this featured the haunting song ‘Serenade’ which was used in the documentary film ‘Knowing Andy’ about the mountaineer Andy Kirkpatrick by Slack Jaw films. This collection of tracks marked the final recording before the band took a 10 year hiatus.
Since 2013, The second chapter of LUBAS has also been successful with performances supporting the accomplished ‘Nell Bryden’ and the US band ‘The Rainbow Girls.’
Orange Soul, Nottingham based video production company collaborated with the band to produce the video for the live recording of ‘Places.’
A Rhythm line up change currently sees Richard Allott (also drummer for Lomas) on drums.
With new material, March 2019 sees the launch of their new LUBAS EP, produced by Paul Thompson, mixed by Dave Sanderson (formerly of Reverend And The Makers) at JUMP Studios, Sheffield.