LUST-comprised of Lukie D, Trilla U, Singing Melody and Tony Curtis, guarantees to have any audience, whether Young or old, local or international, rocking all the way through to the end of their performances, with an outstanding repertoire of chart-topping songs. In 1998, LUST set a new record when they won an astonishing five awards at the Jamaica Music Industry Awards,including those for Best New Artiste, Best Live Performance (Group) and Best Vocal Performance (Group). The Group also took home two Binns Music Awards. Over the years, the Group has worked with many of the best producers in Jamaica such as Mikey Bennett, Big A from IRIE FM and Mikey John who was responsible for the LUST hit Run Free on his Zion Gate rhythm.
Born Michael Kennedy in Kingston, Jamaica, he grew up in a musical family and his love for Music and natural talent for singing were evident almost from birth. Lukie used to follow his mother to the legendary Studio One, his stephfather Devon Russell was a member of the Sugar Belly Band. In his longlasting and successful career, Lukie D has worked with producers such as King Tubby, King Jammys, Bobby Digital and Exterminator. He has travelled all over the world performing in countries from Europe to Asia, USA to the Caribbean. His biggest song to date is the hit Send Off, but overall Lukie D has released many hit singles and albums.
Eustace Hamilton, aka Trilla U, hails from Kingston, Jamaica. Trilla U, who describes himself as a singer, songwriter and entertainer, has been in the music business professionally for 22 years. Trilla U worked in Japan for over seven years with record labels such as Avex Traxx, The Vena and JVC. He has also worked with many top international producers and artistes such as Guru from Jazzmatazz, KRS-1, UB40 and Maxi Priest. He has toured the World to perform hit songs including I Believe, Let’s Stay Together and a duet with Johnny P, Sixteen (Young and She Green). He has released an amazing 11 successful albums in his career, starting with the recording of Love Song (Sad Song) on Fattis Burrell’s Exterminator label.
Singing Melody aka Everton Hardweare was also born in Kingston, Jamaica. He started his career as an artiste in 1987 with the recording Tie Me for King Tubby. Overall, in his career Singing Melody had numerous chart hits locally as well as internationally, such as Want You Back, Let It Flow, Groovy Kind Of Love, Shower Me With Your Love, Same Ole Love and in 2005 the Christopher Birch production Real Love. His 2002 album Expression produced another smash hit with ‘Say What?’.
His smooth and silky voice has captured his audience around the World. His 1990 release, Sayonara Tokyo almost reached anthem-like status in Japan. In his solo career, Melody has worked with renowned producers such as Steelie & CLevie, SLy & Robbie, Bobby Digital, Jack Scorpio and Edgar Parish. He has performed at major shows such as the Air Jamaica Jazz and Blues Festival, Reggae Sumfest, Reggae Sunsplash and the New York Music Festival and won many awards for his work including two Martin’s International Reggae Awards.
Tony Curtis whose given name is Curtis O’Brien was born in St. Catherine and was raised in Kingston, Jamaica. He started his professional career in 1989 under the guidance of CLive Kennedy at which time he recorded his first song, a cover version of Tell Me You Will. The song Butterfly, which is a duet with Jigsy King, was Tony’s first hit in 1993. He followed with a string of hits such as Rolling, Sweet Lady, My Sound A Murder, Nobody and High Grade, his biggest hit to date. Tony Curtis also worked with Courtney Cole of Roof International Records as well as the producers Bobby Digital, Black Scorpio and Stone Love. To date, Tony has released three albums: Designing Woman (1994), Power Of Love and Stronger and has had a number one songs on the charts in Japan, Jamaica and Europe.
Together the group LUST is a ‘goldmine’ as one member puts it, each person bringing his individual success and experience to benefit the group as a whole.