Lucas Haneman is an
expressive and soulful guitarist
with a sound that reaches beyond genres...
Lucas Haneman is a deeply passionate performer, songwriter and improviser, playing guitar since the age of 6, and in more recent years becoming a highly respected band leader as well. He is a strong unique musical force wherever he is present, be it tearing it up on electric guitar with the Lucas Haneman Express, looping and trading vocals with Megan Laurence in their acoustic duo, or captivating a room as a creative solo performer.
Haneman has found his true musical voice with his band "The Lucas Haneman Express" (a fun filled, bluesy and funky musical ride) featuring Haneman as the bands chief songwriter and guitarist, along with three of Ottawa’s best Megan Laurence (vocals), Martin Newman (bass), & the band's newest addition Val Nehovora (drums).
The Express has shared the stage with legendary artists such as Dave Matthews and Robert Cray (just to name a few), and were nominated for best new act at the 2018 Maple Blues Awards.
About "Catch The Westbound" Album
"Catch The Westbound" (released April 2019 climbed up to #5 on the "Canadian Roots Music Report: Top 50 Canada Album Chart", and has garnered LHE universally positive feedback from around the globe. Megan Laurence shares lead vocal duties with Lucas Haneman, while blues funk and soul fuse together on this captivating 10 song masterpiece. Produced by Brian Moncarz (Our Lady Peace, The Trews, The Tea Party), and mastered by 2019 Grammy Nominee Philip Shaw Bova, the album marks a mature direction for the Express.
"Tearing Up the Rails" (released December 2016) was LHE's first step into the blues genre, (all be it with a unique sound, that helped the band differentiate its self from the pack). The album contains many standout tracks recorded at legendary Sun Studios (Memphis, TN), and guest appearances by Steve Marriner, MonkeyJunk.