Land of Giants
The band 'Handful of Luvin' originally began in the spring of 2002 when front man David John & Andrew Joslyn iddler met at Western Washington University in Bellingham, Washington. At the time David John was promoting his own second self-produced solo album 'Blue Room,' and had a considerable fan following in Seattle and Bellingham. Andrew on the other hand was a pretty prominent classical musician until he decided to pursue freer styles with fiddle playing such as Scots Irish, blues, Cajun, and also rock fiddle. When the two met, and began playing with each other, Andrew's fiddle complimented David's unique guitar work and soulful vocals perfectly. In the fall of 2003 they began performing together & immediately realized the potential of their sound, and quickly set about forming a band. Through various transformations & several musicians, the band eventually came across Patrick Files late in 2004 ass guitar. Pat's own background with funk, rock, and thrash metal brought a whole new dimension of musical variety into the band. Within two months, in early 2005, Pat's friend Mike Knight rummer was recruited as the final member into the band. Originally Mike was apart of the indie-jam rock band 'Carraway' and produced several recordings with them. Within HOL he is able to use his extensive expertise with the drums & percussion, and also has an uncanny attention to detail which keeps the band on point. Every member of the band brings their own entirely unique background with music to the band whether it's gypsy, folk, funk, reggae, or rock. When these guys come together, in any setting, it is never disappointing. Handful of Luvin' has an energy that is unparalleled as well as contagious. Ln the end Handful of Luvin' is a number of things: it is what the fans and the audience are left with after a HOL show; and it is about five very diverse musicians who love music and try to communicate that to everyone. Handful of Luvin' released their first album, Balance back in 2005. Their new album, Land of Giant's, is produced by Stevie Adamek, a Seattle rock legend who produced Left Hand Smoke's last album and was a songwriter for the 1980s Seattle band the Allies.