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Lucid Continues Ten-Year Journey With A New Member


UPSTATE NY – March 6th, 2014Christopher J. “Hollywood” English is deeply rooted in music as he comes from a family full of musicians. By the time Chris was five, he was already singing and playing drums and continued to develop his talent, eventually attending The School of the Arts Performing School in Rochester NY. Chris has traveled, lived and played music all over the country. His musical upbringing, schooling and time spent playing on the road have shaped him into a musician who is not only a crowd pleaser, but into someone that’s known and respected among his peers.

At the age of twenty-one, Hollywood played with the great Buddy Guy for over a year, before moving on to pursue his own musical ventures. Throughout his career, he’s shared the stage with Charlie Hunter, Moe, Bobby Blue Blend, Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad, Soulive, Robert

Randolph, the WORD and AudioInFlux, to name a few. Chris is currently working on his first solo album, which will showcase songs that he has composed and written, with plans to release in the coming year.

Hollywood energizes audiences with his carefully crafted flow, an infectious smile and positive vibes. Chris plays drums with an intense rhythmic accuracy and skill that every drummer strives for, but few can deliver. His talent on t

he drums in concert with his incredibly powerful and soulful vocals contributes to any venture he takes on, aiding in creating a complete and euphonious musical experience for an audience.

Recently, Hollywood left his hometown of Rochester, NY to join his long-time friends and colleagues of Plattsburgh’s Adirondack-rock, blues-fusion outfit, Lucid. Chris “Hollywood” English is a welcomed addition to the hard working and veracious Lucid, who are continuing forward on their already ten year journey as a dynamic, respected and outstanding band of musicians. The addition of Chris only solidifies the growth and forward motion of Lucid.  It is a match made in musical utopia. Find yourself in the celebration that is a Lucid show, and you’ll quickly understand the infectious, unique experience that music fans are raving about. Come. Join the party.