Meet Esmay and Max Luck "The Luck" from London who moved to LA a year ago to pursue music.
Was there a particular reason you chose LA ?
had met so many people over the last few years who had either seen us
perform or heard our music and subsequently told us, "you guys should go
to California, they'd love you!" So we made it our goal to at least get
here and see what we could achieve. A few doors opened -
we won an
international songwriting competition in Nashville for one of our songs,
managed to secure US working visas, and then met someone who was
willing to offer us a starting base - a place to stay here in
California. We had a few friends over in Los Angeles and it struck us as
somewhat of a 'no brainer'.
What do you miss most from home?Well,
London is our home; we have family and friends and so many memories
growing up, spending time in different areas of London. We miss them all
- just being able to wander the streets, crossing from one area to
another. There's a lot of history and beautiful buildings there, and
it's great how you can wake up, walk over to Camden market, into
Primrose Hill, look out over the skyline towards St Paul's, head into a
pub, get lunch and then jump on a bus or a tube and be right in the
middle of Regent Street in half an hour.
What was your first impression of LA and has it changed since, if so why?LA
is always on, wild, hot sun shining through blue skies onto hot
pavements and asphalt roads, populated by some of the world's most
beautiful people and a ton of cars. It can be glitzy and glamorous in
parts, and tough in others, but almost everyone is here for one reason -
to make it.
What do you find the biggest difference is living here versus London?
'can-do' attitude of the people, the mindset. That's why we are here.
"You want to get something done? Sure, let's go do it right now..."
Do you have any hidden gems in LA that you want to share with us?
Ama' in downtown is amazing for Mexican food, 'Beaming' does great
healthy food and shakes when you feel like you can't eat another 'Plan
Check' burger - which are awesome. 'Cecconis' is a must at happy hour
for some of the best Italian food and drink in California and probably
best Negronis on the planet.
A lot of people have misconceptions about LA - did you? No, it's all true. Jk.
really 'misconceptions', but it is true there is a struggle here, and
people are all pushing to be seen, heard and discovered.
What would you suggest to others who are thinking about making the move here? Try
and make some connections before you come, just so you can find your
way a little when you arrive. We read Lara Clear's post and absolutely
agreed on the car. You need a car like you would need a smartphone -
which you should also have, especially for trying to find the quickest
way to your show or casting.
If your life was a TV show what would be the theme tune and why?
He speaks to his car. Kit was the old school Siri.
And this is LA.
Lastly, how can we find out more about you?
Check out our website
And for real time food/car journeys/LA and US life style check out our snapchat 'theluckmusic'