Lucky Diaz

Peanut Butter and Jams welcomes

Lucky Diaz

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Doors: 11:00 am / Show: 11:30 am

World Cafe Live - Wilmington Upstairs

$10 Kids & Adults

This event is all ages

All sales are final. Ticket prices include processing fees. There are no refunds or exchanges. Cameras & recording devices are not permitted. Showtime and supporting acts are subject to change.

Seating, when available, is provided on a first come first serve basis. Lunch will not be served, but light snacks and beverages will be available for purchase during the performance. Outside food and beverage is not permitted in the venue.

WCL reserves the right to deny entrance to any adult without a child.

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Lucky Diaz
Lucky Diaz
Becoming artists was a clear career path for both Lucky and Alisha. Whether it is music, acting, painting or writing, the act of creating something original inspires them both.

Lucky Diaz was born in Miami and grew up in south Texas and northern California. His mother is a visual artist, and she encouraged Lucky and his twin brother to paint and create from a very young age. Enrolled into the Aldrich School of Art from the age of 9. Lucky was inspired by the likes of Picasso, Pollock and the raucous sounds of early rock and roll blasting from his mother's studio. His first instrument was the guitar, given by his dad’s friend Dennis. “He was the local blues guy,” Lucky explains. “He insisted on not taking my dad's money so he paid him in bottles of Jack Daniels. I'd pick up a bottle every other week from our corner liquor store.” Lucky grew up listening to the Beatles, Buddy Holly and Chuck Berry. “I was obsessed,” he says. At a certain point, he was sure music was the right career path, and he completed his BFA at Berklee College of Music before moving to Los Angeles. He performed as a session guitarist (several American Idol winners and Darlene Love of the Crystals fame are among his gigs) and worked in the music business, including a stint in A&R with Los Lobos’ Mammoth Records. “I was kind of star-struck when I met them,” adds Lucky. “Now, I want to continue their tradition of making cool family music, as they did with Papa’s Dream.”

Alisha was raised in a small town in Indiana by a football coach and a kindergarten teacher. She was drawn to acting and music from a young age, and her parents took her to local performances and festivals, including her grandpa’s bluegrass band’s shows. Alisha is a BFA graduate of the prestigious Tisch School of the Arts at New York University, and she completed performance studies at the University of Sydney in Australia. She has performed in theatres across the globe: from Broadway’s “Jekyll and Hyde” to the Sydney Opera House. An accomplished actress, Alisha has appeared in many productions including TV’s “Mad Men,” “Scrubs” and on MTV. In her spare time, she is a humorist and writer with a book geared towards actors coming out in 2014.

Today, Alisha and Lucky, a married couple, create indie music sounds that are rooted in their whimsical child-friendly imaginations. The songs on their five acclaimed and award-winning recordings offer a musical and topical range aimed at exploring all of the wonder and joy of a young person’s life. After they teamed up with artist Micah Player, their 2011 video “Blue Bear” became a hit. The song appeared on their very first EP, Luckiest Adventure, and enjoyed #1 position on SiriusXM Satellite Radio for many weeks in 2010. By 2011, USA Today was calling them the best new band for kids.

In 2012, the band released A Potluck, which People magazine reviewed as the #1 new children’s album of the year. The new songs enjoyed heavy radio rotation nationwide. As a Los Angeles Daily News feature writer noted, A Potluck was firmly rooted in the neighborhood atmosphere of Silverlake, Los Angeles, where the couple make their home: “The album is based on the family's experiences in their urban digs, from the resident ‘Squirrely the Squirrel’ to angsty ‘Lemonade Stand’ vendors who refuse to be ignored, their Salvadoran neighbor's ‘Lil' Red Rooster’ to teaching (daughter) Ella to ride her new bike.” A Potluck earned a Parents’ Choice Gold Award, a NAPPA Award, and many other kudos by year’s end.

Several fans had urged Lucky to explore his Latin American heritage in his songs. Just in time for Cinco de Mayo 2013, he and Alisha released ¡Fantastico! Translating their hit “Blue Bear” into “Oso Azul” and re-introducing songs like “Say What?” as “¿Que Dices?”(also a #1 hit on SiriusXM), Lucky Diaz and the Family Jam Band’s Spanish language release found a new audience of families yearning to immerse their youngest listeners in dual language right from the start. SpanglishBaby.com called it “intelligent.” SiriusXM’s Mindy Thomas said that it set the standard for Spanish-language music for kids, and it went onto WIN a Latin Grammy award.
But the band didn’t rest on their laurels. In October 2013, after a year of intense development with a team of creative partners, the band released Lishy Lou and Lucky Too. Presented like an old-style radio hour that is about to graduate to “the talkies,” Lishy Lou and Lucky Too is a color-splashed, enhanced-reality, family-friendly variety show à la “Peewee’s Playhouse,” with a stylish dash of “The Lucy Show” and the Marx Brothers comedy mixed in. Lishy Lou (Alisha) and Lucky live together in a magical tree house. Each episode presents a problem that Lishy, Lucky and their myriad of friends and guests solve together. They’re a bilingual household (English and Spanish), always filled with music and dance, encouraging movement and learning through song.

Also in 2013, the duo showcased at Kindiefest, the family music conference at the Brooklyn Academy of Music; spent the summer touring, with more than 50 dates in three months’ time; and appeared on Sprout TV’s “Sunny Side Up Show.” Their music and videos appear on AmebaTv, myKazooTV, and their song from A Potluck, “Monkey Jones,” is featured in a new interactive animated app by Mibblio
Venue Information:
World Cafe Live - Wilmington Upstairs
500 N. Market St.
Wilmington, DE, 19801
http://queen.worldcafelive.com/