Every month we like to feature one of our supporting neighbor bands. This month we dig in with Bevin Luna!
How long has Bevin Luna been a band, and what made you decide to seek out shared rehearsal space for band practice?
Bevin started playing solo shows in Denver in 2005, and then in 2008 she started persuading her brother, Gabe Luna, to play with her from time to time as a duo project. At the time, Gabe played drums and Bevin sang vox and played guitar. Since then, there have been a rotating cast of characters in the band at the shows. We decided to seek out shared rehearsal space simply because of the convenience of a backline and Fort Collins noise ordinance regulations were getting us into some neighborly conflicts.
What is your favorite part about rehearsing at Bandwidth?
The location is excellent, it’s easy to reserve times in the space, and the staff have always been extremely knowledgeable, friendly and helpful!!
What do you do for work … and play?
We work in a variety of places ranging from being a delivery driver for 2 restaurants, a safety and health consultant, a bartender, and a manufacturing guru. For play? Oh yes, we have all of the fun taking photos, playing music with friends, going to see live music shows, playing at Blues Jam, roller skating, searching yard sales and flea markets for records, listening to records, running, fishing, going to Fort Fun, traveling, bird-watching, camping, riding bikes, building forts, hiking, crafting friendships, cooking things, writing things, laughing at everything, oh and playing on the Poudre river.
What makes your band unique?
A blend of different styles; Rock, Punk, Garage, Blues, Roots music and Country.
Who are the members of your band (and what instruments do they each play)?
Bevin Luna vox and rhythm guitar, Gabe Luna lead guitar, Mitch Clark bass guitar, Steve Hartman drums
How did you meet?
Gabe and Mitch met at Bevin Luna’s house. Then Steve, Gabe and Mitch were introduced at Cohere Bandwidth Rock Solid Rehearsal Space!
Are there any other local bands that you find inspiring?
Yep, Serpentfoot, Porlolo, Senorita Sometimes, Mirror Fields, A.M. Pleasure Assassins, Whippoorwill, Dee Tyler, Elway, Sour Boy Bitter Girl, Magic Cyclops, Qbala, Mosey West, The Patti Fiasco, The Swashbuckling Doctors, Matt Skinner Band, Maxwell Mud, Wire Faces, Victim Culture, In the Whale, Halden Wofford & the Hi Beams, The Waylon Willies, Monofog, Matson Jones, and so many more!!!!!
Current soundtrack to a day in your life — (what band(s)/song(s) you’re listening to, local or otherwise?
Blotted Science, Pelican, The Black Dahlia Murder, Bonobo, Toadies, A.A. Bondy, QotSA, Guns N’ Roses, Sylvan Esso, White Lung, Beck,The Hives, The Lost Sounds, Drive By-Truckers, AC/DC, Ali Farka Toure, Orchestra Baobab, Deadboy and the Elephantmen, Black Sabbath, Ozzy, Priest, Hector Lavoe, Scorpions, R.L. Burnside, Nina Simone, Deep Purple, Diplo, Freak Nasty, Metallica, Hendrix (aka Jimi sh*t, Jimi sh*t, Jimi sh*t!)
Any goals you’re working toward as a band?
Releasing quality recordings, playing gigs more often, rehearsing so we sound more professional. It’d be fun to work on more crowd interaction at the shows and add more backing vocals to the tunes. Ultimately, we want to have fun doing what we love and that’s creating and playing music.
What’s the most important thing you accomplish at band practice?
Getting through songs without any mistakes, playing them the same way twice, watching for visual cues for breaks, deciding on a setlist order (only for Bevin to throw it out the window once the show starts), breaking drum sticks, bouncing around ideas for different arrangements of the songs, getting out of the rehearsal space in time for the next band to start 🙂
Where can people find Bevin Luna music?