Born and raised in the musically-rich San Francisco Bay Area, Lucas Sanchez is an up and coming guitarist, singer/songwriter, and composer, whose music is assured to grab your attention. His music is a carefully crafted cocktail of sounds that draw inspiration from rock, blues, funk, pop, jazz, and more. Lucas’s guitar work is energetic and distinct with underlying tones of Hendrix, Clapton, Satriani, and Stevie Ray Vaughan; while his songwriting is influenced by masters like Stevie Wonder, John Mayer, Sting, and Dave Matthews.
Lucas plays routinely around the Bay Area as a solo artist and a member of the band Sugar Bear. Like many artists, he also started to incorporate Facebook Live live-streams into his regular calendar when the pandemic hit in 2020. Some of the venues Lucas has played at in the past include McGrail Vineyards, Wente Vineyards, Freight and Salvage, Las Positas College (for TEDxLivermore), DNA Lounge, Darcie Kent Vineyards, and the Alameda County Fair; just to name a few.
Lucas’ educational background started when he began attending Las Positas College (which he later earned his music degree from) where he studied classical music, jazz, voice, guitar, and composition. After his time as Las Positas, he earned a scholarship to attend the California Jazz Conservatory in Berkeley where he spent his time studying various forms of jazz improvisation and composition.
In 2020 Lucas released his very first original work. He released a six-track EP of all original music to showcase his musical abilities. This self-titled EP is available on all streaming platforms (Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon, Tidal, etc.) and can even be purchased as a hard copy though his website. Lucas also collaborates with artists though studio work and song writing. So far his main collaborations include Moonlight Jack and OG. Lucas’ music is impossible to classify under one genre. He draws influence from many genres, new and old, all while making it, unmistakably, his own.
I play music because I love music, and I feel strongly that creating and playing music is what I was born to do. Music is a gift to everyone and a force of nature that can change the world. I wish to use music to spread peace, understanding, love, acceptance, and diversity throughout the world, and to help abolish as much hatred in the world as I can. I hope to inspire people to pick up an instrument themselves or to, at least, venture out and experience more live music, so that they too can find their love of music and discover the extraordinary healing properties that music possesses.