Matt Duke, Tony Lucca, Jay Nash perform at McRaney’s Tavern, Sunday December 5, 2010. 8PM/21+/$10. 1566 W Fairbanks Ave, Winter Park.
Just months after the TFDI tour ended, the “bromance” lives on! Tony Lucca, Jay Nash and Matt Duke are ready to re-live the experience with their fans by releasing the TFDI EP. During their recent tour, the trio stopped off at the League of Creative Musicians at SPACE in Evanston, IL to record four fan favorites with engineer Jim Reeves.
Lucca, Nash and Duke set off on a 25-city U.S. tour on August 21, 2009 that culminated in the two-day singer-songwriter event of the year, Hotel Carolina. Lucca reminisces, “It was such a blast sharing the ride (and the stage) with Jay and Matt. It’s one thing getting to know your tour mates’ tunes, it’s another thing to actually look forward to hearing them every night and getting the opportunity to record alongside each other in such a stellar environment. I was all too happy and proud to be a part of it.”
Through a series of video blogs, fans had the chance to watch the “bromance” blossom and get a sneak peak into their nightly shows and road trip across the United States. An inspired Nash was filmed on the blog singing “Totally F*ckin’ Doin’ It”, a high-energy jingle turned motto, and the rest was history. From then on, the venues were filled every night with fans singing and chanting the jingle along with Lucca, Nash and Duke. Says Nash, “I miss Tony and Matt desperately. Singing TFDI alone, in my car in LA traffic just isn’t the same.”
As the tour progressed, Lucca, Nash and Duke found new ways to collaborate on their music. Duke states that they “found some common ground with a number of albums that [they] rocked out to on the road, one of which was ‘Music From the Big Pink’ by The Band.” Fans can hear this track on the TFDI EP with their rendition of “The Weight.” Duke continues, “It’s been awhile since I felt comfortable enough to sit down and jam with a group of musicians and it felt so effortless with Tony and Jay…and sitting here in my Lazy-Boy, sipping on a Tom Collins while donning my smoking jacket and fedora, I can’t help but think, as I overlook the Philadelphia skyline, ‘We were totally f*ckin’ doin’ it.’”
- Slow It Down
- Sex and Reruns
- Pretty Things
- The Weight
TFDI Video Blog Episodes