Luminaries are a 7 piece conscious hip hop band from Venice, CA that are here to shine the light, and serve the world through their music. They bring such an amazing live show filled with messages of peace, love, and unity that inspire audiences to dance and feel empowered!
They have performed alongside such renowned artist as Michael Franti, India Arie, Matisyahu, K’naan, and always leave the fans motivated to “Be the Change.” With songs titled “Show the World”, “Find a Way”, “Yes”, “Peace”, and “Only Love”, it’s no wonder they keep getting booked at some of the biggest festivals in the world!
The group formed in 2006 after MCs J Brave, and Freewill started working together as counselors at a non-profit with homeless & at-risk youth in Hollywood, CA. While doing activism at the South Central Farm, a once thriving urban garden, they connected with fellow MC, Amore One. From this desire to help their community, they began the intention that would guide and shape the mission of the group. Under the tutelage of Freestyle Fellowship founder Myka 9, they would refine their skills, and create their new path of service to the world through music.
After performing shows as a group of vocalists to tracks, they attracted the attention of some of the best local musicians in the vibrant Venice Beach community. With Konscious Krieger on keyboards, Eric SoulLivin’ on guitar, Ben Jammin’ on bass and Ed “Dreams” Dixon on drums, Luminaries have since created a sound that combines the best elements of hip-hop, funk and rock.
Luminaries have toured the West Coast in their colorful bio-diesel powered tour bus, raising smiles on faces everywhere they go. When returning home they set up shop at their own recording facility, Konscious Studios in Santa Monica, where they currently are working on their up-coming album. As advocates of sustainability, green lifestyles, and vegetarianism, Luminaries music has become the soundtrack for an evolving world. Partnering with such companies as Eco-Useable, and Autonomie Project, they offer fans their own line of re-usuable metallic water bottles, and vegan fair trade shoes.
As humanity experiences a shift in consciousness, economics, and spirituality, we are redefining the ways we treat one another, and the earth.While we overcome the wars outside of ourselves, by finding the peace in our hearts, the Luminaries offer a beacon of hope with their music that inspires us simply to love. They welcome you to join the Luminous Movement, while reminding us “Peace Worldwide Starts From Inside.” When Luminaries come to your town be prepared to put your “L” in the sky and remember, you are the light!