Mascot Records are thrilled to announce the signing of LEVARA, and to celebrate have revealed the first song from the band’s debut studio album, coming in 2021.
Trev Lukather, Jules Galli and Josh Devine are LEVARA. Their songs offer an escape, as all music does, with points of reflection that relate to any listener’s life.
Guitarist Trev Lukather shares, “’Heaven Knows’ is the opening track to our album so it makes sense to have it as our introduction to The World. Fast pace, in your face rock n roll with that added LEVARA swag. The video is an old school homage to the early MTV takeover days adding our album color concept, bringin’ that sharp dressed Miami Vice vibe to the mix. We are just three guys that love making music and having as much fun in the process, so the video is simply an accurate representation of us.” If you want to get real deep, singer Jules Galli reveals, “’Heaven Knows’ is about digging through the darker parts of your own psyche. It’s about asking questions to yourself and recognizing our mystical connection to the bigger picture, a higher power... What’s stopping you from reaching your ultimate potential?” In summation, drummer Josh Devine states, “Whatever…”
Their union merged in Los Angeles, one The World’s epicenters of musical creativity. Singer Jules Galli emigrated from France, while drummer Josh Devine chose L.A. as home versus his native United Kingdom following success behind the kit with One Direction. There they found common vision with Trev Lukather (guitar), son of Toto’s Steve Lukather, one of SoCal’s most successful ensembles to ever emerge from the city.
As Galli shares, “When we started to collaborate, we found ourselves in the middle of something really fresh. My lyrics over the instruments created a new vibe none of us had heard before. We thought it would be a shame to not pursue the potential all of us were feeling.”
Prior to recording their debut, the band toured the United States several times and supported Toto on an arena tour last Summer. While in Europe, they staged several headline appearances across Germany and other countries, floored by the response with fans coming out at every date. In Early 2020, they began their collaboration with Producer Ethan Kaufmann at Elephant In The Room Studios in East Hollywood.
“I believe LEVARA is a band that can spark an influence for young kids and people of all ages to pick up an instrument and feel that connection,” Trev concludes. “At the same time of singing along to anthemic, feel-good, and emotional tunes, you can incorporate the heart and soul that started music in the first place. We want to inspire our generation and the next to want to pick up a guitar, pick up a bass, pick up drum sticks, or go for those high notes vocally. I feel there is a need for epic ‘pop’ tunes to have that musicianship behind them like the classic bands we all love and admire. I believe we accomplished that with our album. If we can influence that in any way, we are winning.”
The band has plans to tour late-Spring, 2021. A confirmed itinerary will be announced in the coming weeks.