Lives in Tulsa, OK
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Southern Lush is an original Southern Metal band based out of Tulsa, OK. Southern Lush was formed in 2004 by cousins Beau Thompson(Bassist) and Zak Pickering(Drummer). Beau and Zak were in need of a guitarist to push forward with the creation of Southern Lush. The cousins called upon their high school friend Daniel Miller. Dan hopped aboard for the ride in the creation of the band. Now the three have joined forces now they are in search of a vocalist. With the search for a vocalist under way Beau ends the pursuit for a vocalist by stepping out of the bassist position and into the open vocalist spot. With this being done now they search for a bassist to fill Beau's spot. Well the spot wouldn't be open long with the three knowing of a bassist to fill the open position. Cary Nysveen another high school friend takes upon the duties of bass playing for the band. Now Southern Lush has a full band to set forth on creating music.
The band of four now move forward in their escapade of creating music. Southern Lush is driven by the influnces from the past and in to the present with such great bands like The Allman Brothers Band, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Crosby Stiles & Nash, Nei Young, AC/DC. Black Sabbath, Pantera, Testament and many many more. Southern Lush wrote in the stylings of all the influences and came to be not like any other in the Southern Metal genre. The songs of Southern Lush were heavy but yet have that southern groove, the boogie to them. Southern Lush set forth to take what they created to the people. The band played many local and regional shows. They did two self supported tour through the "Dirty" South and over to the lower East Coast.
Upon the band arose the bass positions being vacanted by Cary. Beau stepped back into the position in which leaving the search for a vocalist to begin again. After a period of time as the three carried on in writting the vocalist spot was filled. The new vocalist now in place and putting lyrics to what the three have written. Southern Lush heads back to the local and refional venues with great expectations of their new vocalist. Soon to come though after a brief walk with the new vocalist by dismissle of himself occurs leaving Southern Lush in search again. The three will not stop their pursuit in the wake of vocal-less Southern Lush. Southern Lush knowing of a vocalist give call to long time friend John Cardello, who in the past has been their sound engineer, booking agent and road manager on their two self supported tours. John, who has played with Southern Lush in another band back a few years accepts the invitation to fill in on the vacant vocalist spot. Southern Lush proceeds with lies before them on their calendar with John on vocals and still in search of a permenant vocalist fill. Through the course of auditions for the spot and having no luck. The three talk it over and offer the invitation to John to become Southern Lush's vocalist. As to say John is greatly accepting of this new found position with Southern Lush. To date the now lineup of John on vocals, Daniel on guitar, Beau on bass and Zak on drums. Southern Lush treads forward with no looking back and loving what they do by bringing their musical collaberation to the people.
Southern Lush over the years have played countless local and regional shows across the US with such bands as Sasquatch, Hour Of 13, Crowbar, Black Tusk, The Sword, Dead Meadow, Hemlock, HellGoat, KingShifter and many local & regional bands. In the not so far future Southern Lush got an invite to join Texas Hippie Coalition on a show and to be on a show with Banshee.