The Luyas did their first live performance in December 2006. Their first album, "Faker Death" came out in August 2007. A Re-release was released at January 2008 on Pome Records. Jessie Stein, formerly active in SS Cardiacs is also a member of Miracle Fortress and Amato and Schneider are both members of Bell Orchestre, Amato also plays in Torngat and was formally a horn player for Arcade Fire. The band played at Pop Montreal 2008.
The band spent some time in Toronto during February 2009 recording their upcoming album. They played at the M for Montreal Festival 2009. Additional at this festival Vincent Moon shot a video of The Luyas in November 2009.
Jessie Stein: vocals, guitars, moodswinger
Pietro Amato: french horn, bells, keys
Stefan Schneider: drums
Mathieu Charbonneau: wurlitzer