Lulu singer and rhino mask performer Lucy Hesse has spoken about the terrifying experience that led to the deaths of two of her band members.
In an exclusive interview with The Guardian, Hesse said that she and her co-founders, singer-songwriter James “Moe” Coker and drummer Josh “Kranky” DeRosa, were heading to a local nightclub at 2am when they were approached by the two masked men.
“They took us to the front of the club and we were standing next to the door to the VIP area, and they were wearing black masks,” Hesse told the paper.
“And they asked us, ‘do you have a gun?
Do you have any weapons?’
And we were like, ‘no’.
And I just kept going, and then I saw a gun. “
But when we were leaving the club, we heard this screaming, and I looked up and there was a guy on the ground, and he was screaming, ‘I’m a cop!’
And I just kept going, and then I saw a gun.
And then we ran out of there.”
Hesse, who is now in a rehabilitation centre for alcohol and drug addiction, told The Guardian that she had initially planned to stay the night with her co and her bandmates, but her plans changed when she discovered that one of her friends, drummer Josh DeRoso, had been shot.
DeRoseros death has left Hesse and her other bandmates devastated and devastated.
“We’ve been together for over a year now and he had been the glue to our band and we knew we had to be careful about what we were doing, and this was just the first of many tragedies, and the first time in a long time, that we have had to put our trust in people, and trust that they’re there to help us,” Hsie told The Daily Beast.
Hessen, who has also written songs for Disney Channel shows including Disney Princesses: Rapunzel, The Little Mermaid, Ariel, and Moana, added that she’s now focusing on recovery, including through art therapy, yoga, and even a musical career. “
It’s a very dark, dark time for people in the criminal justice system, because the cops and the judges have all kind of gone away, and a lot of people are just out to make a quick buck, or make some quick money, and for people who are in a bad situation, that’s where they are.”
Hessen, who has also written songs for Disney Channel shows including Disney Princesses: Rapunzel, The Little Mermaid, Ariel, and Moana, added that she’s now focusing on recovery, including through art therapy, yoga, and even a musical career.
“My therapy is working through these feelings that I’ve been through in the last year,” she told The Independent.
The band is currently on tour to support their new album, The New World. “
I’m still working through what happened, but I’ve had a lot more energy this time, and now I can focus on making music and getting my life back on track.”
The band is currently on tour to support their new album, The New World.
Hesse’s bandmates have also recently come under fire after it was revealed that they had paid a $5,000 ransom for the lives of two teenage girls who were found in a car with stolen prescription pills.
“The girls were taken from the club that we were in on the night they were found,” DeRooso told the New York Post.
We were going, ‘What if we don’t get shot? “
If we were going to get shot, we were just going to put them in the back of the car and drive away.
We were going, ‘What if we don’t get shot?
What if they shoot us?'”
The band are currently scheduled to perform at The Roxy in London on April 15, but Hesse is hopeful that their fans will rally to support her in their fight against the law.
“In terms of our fans, I want to make sure that we are taking our fight to the politicians and the people who can stop the police from getting away with it, and to the police themselves,” she said.
“That’s what we want to do, and our goal is to get all these people that we know are out there in the streets and people that are watching us, and if we can make them feel like they have something to lose, then we will win.”
Check out our video interview with Lucy Hessen below.