If coffee and Jolt Cola set aside their differences and made a rock band, it might sound a lot like Lunavelis. The group's melodic, emotive pop appeal combined with heavy use of electronic and digital instrumentation makes Lunavelis' music as attractive as the members of the band.
the lunavelis live band is:
chris feran - axeman, great hair, dominant voices
kyle napierkowski - bassman, tall, polish & impossible to spell last name, great moves, submissive voices
ben kubit - drummer, wears awesome pants
chris' powerbook - synths
"I'm not exactly sure what I was thinking", remarks Lunavelis front-man Chris Feran on writing band's first song. "I'm pretty sure I hadn't slept since Reagan was president, and drank way too much coffee. Writing songs seemed a good way to pass the time."
Two years later, joined by dynamic bassist Kyle Napierkowski and drummer Ben Kubit, Chris--at the ripe young age of 20--presents his energetic, "caffeine-influenced" brand of synth-laden pop-rock to live audiences across the Midwest. The college-age quartet has experience beyond its years, including sharing the stage with Victory Records artist Spitalfield and Grammy-award winners OK Go. Always gracious and grateful, the band sticks around after their set to share hugs and small talk with their fans. "Hugs are a way to show you care--we care, so we hug!" the group declares. "Besides," adds Chris, "a wise friend of mine always used to say: 'Handshakes are for strangers, hugs are for friends'. Anyone who takes the time to get to know us through our music is a friend of ours."
So what's in store for Lunavelis, the most gracious band in rock 'n roll? Chris answers with a smirk, in a manner apropos to his sarcastic sense of humour, "Well, by this point I think I haven't slept in about a thousand years, and I still drink way too much coffee. So I guess that means I'll just have to keep making music. Who knows...maybe we'll get to play SXSW or something. We're not disappearing anytime soon."