HE’S been playing and teaching music for over 20 years and next month Lucas Zorzo will get the chance to play internationally.

The Evans Head-based musician is a familiar face and sound in the local pubs and clubs, playing with Mossy Rocks, Ali Smith and The Black Lullaby, to name a few.

Now The Black Lullaby have been chosen to play at 2014 Canadian Music Week, recognised as one of the premier entertainment events in North America, from May 6-10.

“There are around 1000 bands playing across 60 venues in Toronto,” Lucas said.

“This kind of event attracts industry reps from labels and record companies, all looking for new talent.”

For this reason Lucas and fellow band members have been busy raising money to cover the costs of airfares, PR, accommodation and other incidentals.

“We really have to get people to our showcases, so it’s important that we promote ourselves as much as we can,” he said.

“That’s why we need to get a Toronto-based PR company to get our name out there.”

The band recently performed at Coraki – A Day On The Farm – to raise money for their trip.

“We had about 60-70 people there and lots of kids,” Lucas said. “People really dug deep as we raised about $5000 for the trip.”

Described as a grassroots indie rock band, The Black Lullaby formed in 2007 and released EPs in 2009 and 2012.

“We are only one of three regional bands out of 32 Australian bands going over to Canada,” Lucas said.

The band is still trying to raise more funding and if you’d like to help you can go to http://www.gofundme.com/ theblacklullaby

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