Lucid3 has worked together for eight years, and maintained a fervent musical integrity. Victoria Girling-Butcher (songwriter, guitars, keys), Marcus Lawson (six string/bass guitars, keys) Derek Metivier (drums/producer) — joined forces in Auckland in 1999. They gelled instantly and their first musical collaborations produced immediate aesthetic rewards. On a business level the trio maintained an independent spirit and musically they stayed singularly focused on producing quality music.
Unveiled on the band’s own label Lupin Music in mid-2002, their debut album Running Down The Keys (produced by Derek Metivier), earned the band an extensive fan-base nationwide. Success was thanks to impressive live shows, word-of-mouth, b-net radio and music videos. Exactly two years later Lucid3 released All Moments Leading To This, reaching No.2 on the nationwide Independent Music Chart and Heat-seekers chart. In addition, the single ‘AM Radio’ won Best Indie Video at the fourth annual Juice TV Awards and was voted No.1 single by RipItUp readers in their annual poll.