Raised in the post-Thatcher North East of England, son to a South American exile from Pinochet’s Chile and a lass from the pit village of Trimdon, Antonio Lulic is a folk-rock singer-songwriter whose deep and gravelly vocal combines with a powerful yet intimate lyrical style to deliver passionate and uniquely soulful music.
It’s perhaps because of this humble beginning that Antonio is no stranger to hard work. Since the release of his debut EP, ‘Becomes Unstoppable‘, at the start of 2010, Antonio has toured relentlessly; performing for audiences all over London, up and down the UK, across Europe and all over the USA, building a loyal fanbase spread across the globe.
While on tour at the end of 2011 with international number one artist Ed Sheeran, Antonio released his acoustic EP ‘Rough‘. Then after spending November touring the UK and France with fellow London singer-songwriters Ryan Keen and Kal Lavelle, Antonio took off back to the USA in the spring of 2012, to perform on a showcase stage at the SXSW Music festival in Austin, Texas for the third year in a row; a performance that music blog Twangville called ‘Captivating’.
His first full-length album had been unleashed at the start of 2011 to an enraptured audience in London. ‘Never or Tonight‘ combines influences from the likes of Ani DiFranco, Mumford & Sons and, most reportedly, Bruce Springsteen, into a collection of songs that move effortlessly between a deeply personal and truly epic scale.
Now back in the UK, rehearsing for the first time with a full band, Antonio is preparing his next EP – ‘Boozehound’ – to be released at the end of 2012. With a UK tour taking place in October, before a tour of Australia with Sydney natives Nova’s Basement, there’s a lot more to come from this young lad from Sunderland.