Lucas Aney and Thomas Jensen are two young musicians who, in their first days of college in 2021, found common ground in their passion for funk music. Over the following year, they formed the band Telula and spent countless hours learning how to professionally record, produce, and release music – all out of their dorm. Their dedication and hard work paid off in the creation of a nine-song album, each track showcasing their unique sound and individual proficiency on bass and guitar.
Now followed by more than 250,000 fans around the world and viewed by millions online, Telula’s shared love of funk is evident in their music. They take inspiration from greats such as Stevie Wonder and modern masters like Vulfpeck, while incorporating their own pop and jazz influences with contemporary twists. Their music is soulful and dynamic, with intricate melodies backed by funky rhythms. Joining Thomas and Lucas to bring the sound to life on stage are Marie Solis on vocals, Lars Asmundsson on drums, Conor Smith on sax and Pete Rosales on keys. Their combination of technical proficiency and artistic expression creates a sound that is both inspiring and energizing.
In their short time together, Telula have proven themselves to be talented and dedicated musicians. Founders Lucas and Thomas’ self-taught approach to music creation and production is a testament to their passion and drive. Having released their first album at the early age of 19 and a five-song EP one year later in 2023, Telula’s music is sure to be enjoyed by fans for years to come.