Lwan Easton (Lead Vocalist)
Lwan Easton, born April 17, 1982 was raised in a traditional Pentecostal (COGIC) Church. His first hands on experience with music was at a very young age when he began to play the drums. But seeing the talents of his younger brother break forth on the drums as well, he, being the big brother that he is, decided to give up drumming early and allow his brother to take it from there. Lwan has always had a true passion for music as a whole, and therefore quickly sparked a new interest – the piano. Pulling from various genres, jazz and gospel being the base of his skill, he began to quietly love the rock genre.
At the age of 11 Lwan began singing in the children’s choir at his church. And for the first time, he noticed that he had the ability to sing. Never wanting to be a singer, he sat on this “gift” for a few years. When he was 14, Lwan was asked to sing a major solo at a local musical. Loving the response and the feeling he got after performing, he then realized that he had found his new love and life long passion. He now knew that he wanted to be a singer.
As his love for singing grew, so did his passion for playing the piano and producing. It was in 1996 that Lwan began his musical career by playing as a local gig musician/accompanist for numerous churches, weddings, funerals, parties, social gatherings and colleges. At one of the colleges, he met his (soon to be) co-producer, Ray “RTjman” Thomas and started Pure Star Production and Media. This was the first time, after numerous failed attempts, that Lwan felt a sense of purpose for his life. But he knew he hadn’t quite met his goal yet. Producing with his partner for a few years, a new idea was birthed, in a dream. After talking it over, and toying with the idea, they decided to go for it. A rock band! Yes, a rock band. In 2008 they adapted the name used for the production company and stamped it to this new movement of hip-hop infused, melodic and soulful rock and roll.
“We’ve seen tremendous success over the years, and I don’t see us stopping anytime soon. I love our style, our message, and just sharing the stage with other great musicians. The drive and determination we have is not natural, and all will feel the passion we bring to the table, eventually. I love what I do”. ~Lwan