Handful of Luvin' is a high-energy Roots Folk Rock Americana band out of Seattle, WA.
International Touring Bands we've opened for: Phish, The Proclaimers, Carbon Leaf, The Samples, Brett Dennen, The Young Dubliners
National Festivals Handful has played: Bumbershoot, Folklife, Summer Meltdown, California World Music Festival, Oregon Country Fair, Four Peaks Festival, Bite of Seattle, Taste of Tacoma, Taste of Edmonds, Chico World Music Festival, Art on The Green, Pig Out on the Park, and many many more.
Awards: Top 5 Local Bands of Evening Magazine Best of Western Washington 2008, Top 5 Local Bands of Evening Magazine Best of Western Washington 2009, Local Access Artist of the Month 103.7 The Mountain,
Come dance and rock out at one of our shows, for concert scheldule check our website at www.handfulofluvin.com. Or check out the following links:
For Booking information contact Carol Tingstad at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (425)391-4723.
"Handful Of Luvin's third full length release is the work of a band just coming into it's own. Confident and self-assured, obliterating the demarcation lines where genres stake out their turf, Handful happily incorporate influences from Vivaldi to Vasser Clements, from the Stones to Riverdance, refracted through Pop sensibilities, with bright hooks and melodies that remain. ......If I have one caveat it would be this.....To my mind the sound is a bit slick, an almost pop-ish veneer that belies and betrays the rootsy origins of the music. The sound could use a little of the husk & busk immediacy of a more "live" sound. But its really a minor quibble.....and as Handful Of Luvin' tthemselves will tell you....There's No Right, There's No Wrong........"
Full review at: http://mog.com/deadmandeadman/blog/2177755
"JULY 9, 2010 - With the music industry squarely focused on pulsating electronic pop sounds, one would begin to wonder whatever happened to that 90's college radio aesthetic which rewarded musicianship and content above celebrity. The Seattle-based Jam-Americana band HANDFUL OF LUVIN have both musicianship and content to spare on their latest offering LIFE IN BETWEEN, an engaging concept album (a first for the band according to violinist ANDREW JOSLYN) detailing the rocky, winding road of life. Despite the heaviness of this oh-so ambitious approach, the music is never weighed down by good intentions . In fact, HANDFUL OF LUVIN are an adept band of troubadours who aren't about to let their rich, earthy sound grow stale or have it fall upon deaf ears given their ability to change rhythms at a moments notice. The results here are amazing, memorable and - above all else - catchy." - Brian Lush (Rockwired.com and Rockwired Magazine)
Podcast and Interview at: http://www.rockwired.com/rockwiredprofiles4.html
"From start to finish Handful of Luvin’ is one impressive catalog of music. The music is highly original, uplifting, & extremely entertaining. Note for note, song for song there isn’t a weak piece on this entire catalog. The writing & playing abilities of this 4 piece are rock solid. The lyrics are catchy lyrics, & the melodies are well crafted & hooky. Last but not least the vocal presence from frontman David John is world-class. All in all - “Life In Between” is one of the best CD’s that’s come across my desk this year. If you like Rob Thomas, Dave Matthews Band with a splash Celtic flair then you should definitely jump into “Life In Between” head first!" - Cyrus Rhodes (Muse's Muse)
Full article and album review at: http://www.musesmuse.com/mrev-handfulofluvin-life.html