As the youngest and most exciting band on the Lebanese scene LUmi embodies the glamour and chaotic/creative dynamic of Beirut
LUmi started rehearsing in Janyary 2005, and the group's first live appearance was in August the same year, breaking new grounds on the Lebanese electronic scene. Following an enthusiastically positive reception from the public LUmi released their first album (short length) in May 2007, followed by a tour in Lebanon and Europe.
While LUmi as a group is a relative newcomer on the Lebanese music scene, its members Mayaline Hage (vocals) and Marc Codsi (electronics, guitar) have been active in many different genres of music and collaborated on various musical projects for a number of years. In the field of free improvised music both Hage and Codsi have played and performed with various and widely different artists hailing from Europe and the US. Codsi is also active in the experimental rock band Scrambled eggs, where Marc plays electric guitar and composes.
In the wake of these varied experiences and experiments came the idea of creating music that incorporates similar influences with an approach that provides more space for composition and song-writing. LUmi's objective is to present music that is at once both interesting and challenging, yet accessible.