Lushbudget was created by Jason Trunzo, a singer-songwriter originally from Pittsburgh, PA, now residing in St. Petersburg, FL. After a long break from music to focus on songwriting, Jason enlisted the help of fellow musicians and friends to bring Lushbudget to life.
With a growing cast of musicians, performers, and other artists, Lushbudget continues to define itself as a dynamic, engaging, and visually rich live band.
The foundation of the group is a unique rhythm section built with Travis Lacey's latin and african hand percussion, Jason Gilbert's alternately driving and melodic bass guitar, and the surprising use of electronic textures and sounds. The recent addition of Sara Walter in the role of backing vocalist and instrumentalist has added yet another dimension to the band's continually evolving sound.
After just a few minutes at a Lushbudget show, the listener is aware that they are witnessing something different. Lushbudget's sound is vintage, with a rock soul - and an ethereal presence.