Post-CrueFest Highlights & “Confessions” Report


Lunden Reign’s recent CrueFest concert proved to be yet another powerhouse show. While sharing the stage with heavy hitters L.A. Story, Westfield Massacre and Blacklist Union, Nikki & Laura along with bassist Matt Denis, Julian Tomarin (guitar) and Matt Lucich (drums) brought that unmistakable Lunden Reign vibe to the Whisky and the packed house it entertained. Their set rocked out 4 brand new songs set to release on upcoming album including the title track “Confessions” and “Red Wagon” (official video release very soon!). Nikki wooed those packed tight up to the stage with “Star Dust Daze” and topped it off with the edgy and environmentally charged “Fate of the World”, bringing tears to the eyes of several fans. The band would like to send a special thank you to Nick Culves and the Cruefest Team for including LR in the fest as well as all the bands and fans who came out to support the cause. Proceeds are donated in memory of Skylar Neil (daughter of Motley Crue’s Vince Neil) to assist those who are battling cancer.

Laura Espinoza-Lunden’s innovative synth guitar riffs along with Nikki Lunden’s voice have been at the foreground for the two front women to define the Lunden Reign sound, enhanced by their amazing long time producer & co-writer Luis Maldonado (Train, Lisa Marie Presley). Nikki and Laura  are thrilled to have “The Matt’s” – Denis and Lucich joining them for the sophomore album along with master mix-engineer Devin Hoffman. “Confessions” is tuning up to be a phenomenal release, touching on a bit more personal subjects and addressing some of the more pressing matters of the world. The band is currently in writing and recording sessions finishing up the last few songs and hope to have a release announcement soon.

Photo courtesy of Ceol Photography
Photo courtesy of Ceol Photography


In the three years I have been following Lunden Reign, I have not experienced the phenomenon like I did at Whisky-A-Go-Go for Cruefest 2016. Lunden Reign dominated the crowd and held them all with their music, with Nikki Lunden sounding the best she has ever since she was introduced to the Los Angeles crowds. With Laura E. Lunden and Julian Tomarin (guitars) at her side, Matt Lucich (drums) and Matt Denis (bass) backing her up on the bottom end, she kept everyone hanging onto every word, every lyric, every music note.  Nikki’s voice carried strongly like never before, and you could feel in the room how much she was enjoying herself, bringing that special gift of such powerful vocals. The band felt the joy, they all played together so well and with heart for this special event for charity.

Thank you, Lunden Reign, for your awesome contribution to (help cure) this horrible disease called Cancer, and thank you for being a voice of the music we needed to hear! ” 

– Jean Jeanelle

Photo courtesy of Ceol Photography
Photo courtesy of Ceol Photography



Lunden Reign ‘s performance at Cruefest Hollywood is amazing!  Nikki Lunden commanded the stage with several high-powered and unreleased new songs for their upcoming album “Confessions!”

– Dennis Kennelly

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