Lucius Borich

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Lucius Borich
Born 1971 (age 42–43)
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Genres Progressive rock, alternative rock, hard rock, rock, experimental jazz
Occupations Musician, Songwriter
Instruments Drums, Percussion
Years active 1995-present
Labels Difrnt Music
National Recorder
Little Samurai
MGM Distribution
Associated acts Cog
The Hanging Tree
Juice
The Ox and the Fury
Floating Me
The Nerve
Website cog.com.au

Lucius Borich (born 1971) is an Australian musician, best known as the former drummer for the band Cog, and previously the drummer in funk metal band Juice and in The Hanging Tree as well as Floating Me. He currently plays and is working on new rock outfit The Nerve.[1]

Biography[edit]

Lucius has been playing music since the age of 3. He was given his first drum kit by two of Australia's best known drummers from the 70's, Keith Barber and Johnny Dick.[2] Lucius's dad's band at the time was The Party Boys, with guest stars Doane Perry (Jethro Tull) and Richard Clapton, who invited young Lucius to play with them. At age 14, Lucius was given the opportunity to perform and tour around Australia with the Kevin Borich Express for a year. Shortly after, he left school and decided to pursue drumming full-time. He was then called upon by ex members Mark Evens (AC/DC) and Mick Cox (Rose Tattoo), to join a Rolling Stones cover band, the Rolling Clones. They toured for a year and a half throughout Australia and New Zealand, and for the next three years, Lucius continued to play with other bands. This experience gave Lucius a reputation as one of Australia's finest and flexible up and coming drummers.

In 1998, he formed Cog with high school friend Flynn Gower. Later, Flynn's brother joined the band on bass, Luke Gower. Lucius has played on 2 album's for Cog, The New Normal (2005) and Sharing Space (2008). He has also released a number of singles and EPs with the band including Just Visiting Part One (2002) and Just Visiting Part Two (2002).

Lucius is the son of Australian guitarist and singer/song-writer Kevin Borich, and has played on many of his albums,[3] playing both bass and drums. Kevin is one of New Zealand and Australia's most respected blues/rock guitarists. His encouragement and involvement in the industry gave Lucius his first experiences.

In April 2008, Lucius was featured in Australian drum magazine "Drumscene" as the feature cover story. Later, he was invited to play on the Drumscene Live Tour with some of the world that also featured some of the world's most amazing and unique drummers. He performed in cities including Adelaide, Brisbane, Canberra, Sydney, Melbourne and Perth.

Lucius is the father of three sons, Zappa, Kyuss and Buddy Borich.

In early 2009, Lucius appeared in the Channel 9, Twenty20 Cricket opening segment, playing the drums alongside DJ Mark Dynamik, and with Cog's logo on the front of the bass drum.

More recently, Lucius has been a part of a new band. Lucius joined forces with Mammal front man Ezekiel Ox to play in his band Ezekiel Ox and the Fury in January 2009, and the band has continued to play shows around Australia in 2009. Lucius, also took part in a very special tour in July 2009. Lucius joined forces with his father, the great Kevin Borich to perform on the Borich x Borich Tour with Harry Brus on bass.

Lucius is a member of the newly formed band The Nerve and runs keysound studios in Sydney.

Equipment[edit]

  • DW Collector's Series Drums & Zildjian Cymbals:
  • Drums – Natural Eco-X Project Bamboo/Brich Shells
    • 10x8" Tom
    • 12x9" Tom
    • 16x16" Floor Tom
    • 18x16" Floor Tom
    • 24x16" Bass Drum
    • 14x6.5" DW Bronze Snare
    • 12" Remo Roto-Tom
  • CymbalsZildjian
    • 14" Dark K Hi-Hats
    • 22" Dark K Power Ride
    • 20" K Dark Crash
    • 19" K Dark Crash
    • 18" K Dark Crash
    • 17" K Dark Crash
    • 20" Oriental China
    • 10" A Custom Splash
    • 8" A Custom Splash
    • 8" Ice Bell
    • 22" Oriental Wind Gong
  • ElectronicsRoland
    • 4x PD-8 Trigger Dual Pads
    • SPD-S Sampling Pad
    • FD-8 Hi-Hat Control Pedal
  • Lucius also used OTIS, DW 9000 Series Hardware, Zildjian, Schecter Guitars Evans drum skins, JetCity Amplification, Vic Firth 5B Sticks,PreSonus & RODE MICROPHONES.

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Singles and EPs[edit]

Videography[edit]

  • "Paris, Texas" (2002)
  • "Open Up" (2003)
  • "My Enemy" (2005)
  • "Run" (2005)
  • "What If" (2007)
  • "Bird of Feather" (2008)
  • "Are You Interested?" (2008)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rhythm magazine Issue #055
  2. ^ Zildjian website, Artist profile
  3. ^ kevinborich.com.au, Sounds

External links[edit]