This is the story of Cosmic Serenity. On a warm dark night in Seabrook, Texas Trill Labo stops by an after hours spot to grab a slice and a beer. When he gets there Lucky Mojo is hosting an open mic and DJ‘ing between sets. After Lucky heard Trill play some groovy jams for the crowd he approached him to join in on a harmonica, and blessed tune jams were made. Right after, Trill looked at Lucky and said, “I fucks wit that, now what you think about this…” and started playing another original rift, and again the boogie was laid down. After that night of playing rift after rift and chatting about music, life and past Cosmic Serenity was forged.
Trill Labo is but an old school hippie, and he has been living the life of a gypsy for quite some time now. With that said he's also an old blues singer with a heart and voice from another era. The name of his band, Cosmic Serenity, and his original songs tell the story of a life of upheaval and hurt but with a message of redemption In Trill’s Words “I was “unwanted” from birth – given up for adoption along with five siblings, all from different fathers. My great aunt and uncle adopted us, but later lost the oldest three to CPS. My great uncle was Cornelius CR Simmons, a retired scientist and “backyard blues” musician. I remember sitting at his feet listening to him play and sing the blues. After he became bed-ridden, I spent many hours with him talking and listening. When he passed life became much more difficult for me and my siblings. I was an athlete in high school, but it wasn't enough to keep me from running from a bad family situation at the age of 17. Now at 19, I have been homeless at times,lived with friends at times and lived in a long-term foster care group home, which, crazy as it sounds, is where I found my voice. Now I’m living on my own, working and going to college and following my dream of a career in music. Life inspiresme in all its beauty and all its ugliness. My music comes from my life, from nature, and from the Source of life.
Lucky Mojo – Vocals / Harmonica / Song Writer / Production
Lucky Mojo is as eclectic as he is unique. With a background as a DJ / MC / Host / Entertainer going international at 20, he keeps most of the other parts of his life close to the vest that he so often wears. He is very evasive when asked direct questions about his past. Often changing the subject to make a joke, tell a story or pulling out a mouth harp and playing a few bars. Then all of the sudden is serious and somber as he stares off into the distance and recants a bit of his story. Armed with an GQ from the waist up fashion, quick wit coupled with the cheesiest corny jokes, a colorful imagination and vocabulary, an unexpected vocal range and projection and the ability to make a harp change the mood of the room Lucky Mojo is a hype man and a force unleashed upon the Cosmic Serenity stage. Big on production, entertainment and showmanship Lucky is always turning the music being played to a visual spectacle and event in itself. Always turning the crowd into participants in a gypsy like traveling band, he’ll pull people from their seats and have them play the tambourine, shaker , clave or whatever he happens to have in his bag of tricks for the night.
In Lucky Mojo’s Words
I was adopted at birth. I always knew that. It was never hidden. That is the beginning of a long and difficult to process story that I choose not to talk about here. I’ve been told I should write a book, and honestly I have started one. I’ve done a lot of things, been a lot of places, met a lot of people and had a load of fun. I’ve held an address in Miami, New Orleans, New York and various others and gigged all around the Caribbean all on my entertainment skills, and had the most awesome time doing so in some of the most beautiful places on earth. Music to me is so important; it was my escape growing up. I enjoy all aspects of it. I love the blues, I’ve had a lot of them.
- Trill Labo and LuckyMoJo Serenity of the Cosmic Serenity Band At The Scout Bar (sallyannfredericktudor.wordpress.com)
- Cosmic Serenity – Radioactive (Cover) Scout Bar June 2013 (sallyannfredericktudor.wordpress.com)
- Cosmic Serenity Performs at The Scout Bar (1 of 2) – 5:9:2013 (sallyannfredericktudor.wordpress.com)