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Filthy Lucre is a duo from Adelaide, South Australia. They perform in a style that blends rock with traditional delta blues.


Forming in early 2012 on the back of a 5-track EP recorded entirely in a basement using only two microphones, the band immediately began a year-long series of weekly local shows, gaining momentum quickly within the local Adelaide music scene. Over the years the band has evolved immensely, going from an old-school raw and stripped-back garage blues sound to a bigger and heavier rock sound, incorporating influences from artists across several different genres – such as Ash Grunwald, The Black Keys, Seasick Steve, and even Black Sabbath and Kyuss. Their musical evolution has lead to the use of a custom hand made 4 string cigar-box guitar.

2014 and 2015 saw them gain support spots for internationally renowned artists such as Truckfighters (SWE), Tex Perkins, Ash Grunwald, Dallas Frasca, Mia Dyson, Jackson Firebird, and The Beards. They also set out to release their latest single “Hand Made”. Written, recorded, and performed entirely on the cigar box guitar. In 2016 they released their first full length album, Mara.


  • Luke Marsh - Vocals, Guitar.
  • Ed Noble - Drums, Vocals


  • Filthy Lucre - (2012)
  • Mara - (2016)