Meet the Band



Luna Akire

Our lead singer, grew up with many musical influences attributed to her father who was also a musician.
She started performing at the age of 12 and sang in bands ranging from jazz, pop, rock, and everything in between. An accomplished songwriter as well, Luna started her writing career at 17 and her music has always been a look into her soul. In 2020, she released her crowning achievement to date- her first solo album entitled "Seasons"; which is a culmination of her musical journey. As the lead singer of Luna & The Warriors, she is excited to share these songs and more with her audience.

DOB: December 14


Lawrence "aka Lars" Ellington

Extremely talented musician, songwriter, recording engineer and backing vocalist. Veteran of thousands of club gigs across 35 states for over three decades.
Lawrence has written and produced solo material as well as various collaborations. Has played on records and performed live with former members of the highly successful rock bands like The Cult, The Ronnie Montrose Band, Jack Russell's Great White and many others.

DOB: June 22


Alex Wolfe Parnes

On bass is singer/ songwriter, Alex Wolfe Parnes (aka el Jeffe)  who boasts a solid foundation providing the backbone to Luna & The Warriors' music.

In addition to being a huge bass-enthusiast, Alex is a multi-instrumentalist with guitar, drums, piano/keyboards, etc.

DOB: April 19

Larry Chase

 A man who has dedicated his life to serving our country (#USAF 1983-1991 and founder of an internation veterans outreach program) while pursuing his love for music. He has played for original rock and fusion projects, and numerous cover bands for nearly four decades. Larry has performed recently in opening for American Authors, Boyce Avenue, and Trixter. "Lefty" feels most at home when performing on stage—the bigger, the better!

DOB: February 13

Rick Jones

Growing up in New Orleans, LA, Rick has always been surrounded by music.  Studying percussion at Northwestern State University, he is proficient at many instruments and styles of drumming. As a professional military drummer (#USArmy 1994-2014), he has served our country while playing music. He spent the last 13 years of his military career in Washington D.C. as a drummer in the Presidential Honor Guard. As part of the prestigious, Old Guard Fife & Drum Corps, he has performed at the White House for the President of the United States and foreign dignitaries.  He has traveled the country and abroad representing the US Army as an “ancient style” rudimental drummer. He has performed clinics and masterclasses at Boston Conservatory, Ohio University,  the University of Hawaii, and many more. He has performed and presented at the Percussive Arts Society International Convention ( PASIC) multiple years as part of the Old Guard and a civilian.  He is a multi instrumentalist, songwriter, and content creator who feel at home behind the kit beating up skins!!!

 DOB: November 13


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