Lucky Soul

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Lucky Soul
Origin Greenwich, United Kingdom
Genres Pop
Years active 2005 - present
Labels Ruffa Lane
Sony Music Japan
Elefant Records
Members Ali Howard
Andrew Laidlaw
Ivor Sims
Russell Grooms
Paul Atkins
Art Terry

Lucky Soul are a British six-piece pop band based in South East London. Formed in 2005, the band consists of Ali Howard on vocals, Andrew Laidlaw and Ivor Sims on guitars, Russell Grooms on bass and Paul Atkins on drums, with the recent addition of Art Terry on keys.

The band have performed numerous live dates in the UK and overseas, and on June 20, 2007, were one of the first acts to perform at The O2, as part of Greenwich Council's soft launch event. They also supported Bryan Ferry on his Dylanesque tour that same year. They have since toured in Spain, Italy, Germany, Sweden, Japan, the United States and most recently Russia, where they performed at the Kinotavr Film Festival in Sochi.


Their debut single "My Brittle Heart"/"Give Me Love", released in March 2006, was made Single Of The Week by The Guardian newspaper, who described it as featuring "melodies as colossal, memorable and irresistible as a stampede of elephants bearing down on your tent".

In June of that year they released another single, "Lips are Unhappy", now famed as the music for the Clas Ohlson TV ads in Sweden. The summer of 2006 also saw "Give Me Love" featured on How Does It Feel To Be Loved?'s "Kids At The Club" compilation.

This was followed by an EP entitled "Ain't Never Been Cool" in early 2007. "Ain't Never Been Cool" achieved recognition by being featured on BBC Radio 1 DJ Colin Murray's top 20 tracks of the year. A further single, "Add Your Light to Mine, Baby", was released on March 26, 2007 as a digital download, on CD and as a limited edition, hand-numbered vinyl, followed by "One Kiss Don't Make a Summer" in early September.

The band's debut album, The Great Unwanted was released on April 9. 2007. Produced by George Shilling, it had a five star review in Metro and The Independent on Sunday, four stars from both The Guardian and The Times and a further four star review in Uncut magazine.

The group's second album, entitled A Coming Of Age was released on April 15, 2010. The song "Woah Billy!" was released digitally in April 2009. In January 2010, the band released a second song off the album, "White Russian Doll".



Single Release date
"My Brittle Heart"/"Give Me Love" March 20, 2006
"Lips are Unhappy" June 2006
"Ain't Never Been Cool" January 16, 2007
"Add Your Light To Mine, Baby" March 9, 2007
"One Kiss Don't Make A Summer" September 3, 2007
"Lips Are Unhappy"/"Lonely This Christmas" December 17, 2007 (download)
"White Russian Doll" January 11, 2010
"Woah Billy!" April 11, 2010
"Up In Flames" August 1, 2010


Album Release date
The Great Unwanted April 9, 2007
A Coming Of Age April 15, 2010


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