Luke has a new single out on 15th September

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Luke’s new single, “Join The Liberation” is now available to pre-order on iTunes here. Let’s get it charted and spread the word – be part of something special.

Luke had this to say about the track:

“The times we live in call us to reach deeper and further, to overcome the horrors we are seeing we need to be saying what we feel, what we yearn for, and connecting to other folk who feel the same. That’s how movements are built, and the way we grow the world that wants we want to see, this song is a call to ‘Join The Liberation’, which is both an inward and an outward movement. What are you feeling, what are you seeing?”

The track is released on 15th September. Please pre-order and spread the word if you will x

Welcome to My Site!

Thank you very much for visiting! This is the online home of my Music, and also my community, education, and activist work. I’m a singer-songwriter, currently based in Birmingham, England, with a passion for serving the ‘Global justice movement’ (The people all around the world, working to make a saner, fairer, more soulful world) My work as a singer songwriter takes up the main part of my time, including my work as one half of the duo Nizlopi. However I also host song-writing workshops, teach, and write a little.  Below is a video introduction to my music. Please click ‘Sign the Mailing List’ (Left hand side of screen) and we’ll keep you updated about gigs, releases, workshops etc.

Please do get in touch via the contacts page if you need to, and please do help me spread the word about this music and work, by sharing videos and tweets etc. We need all the support we can get! I am available for some private gigs, some benefit gigs, and some gigs in prisons, or, try me! :)

For Enquiries and bookings you will find contact details here.

Go well friends!

Luke

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Hi Friends I’m doing some dates in Vermont, Boston, Chicago, Ohio, and New York with a great musician accompanying me in May and June. See the details on the tour page and write me if you need more info.

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Dear Friends

Hello from Birmingham! It’s been a long and lovely Winter. I needed some quiet time, and I’ve gotten it. I started the New Year in a little Buddhist retreat, out on the Beara peninsula of West Cork in Ireland. A heavenly way to begin the year in silent wakeful happiness ☺ I had some quality time with family there, and since have been working away in Birmingham on all the things I can’t do when touring; accounts, practicing, reflecting and planning, writing, seeing friends and music and my Nan! I’m loving it and thinking of retiring! ☺ Not really… There is so much music to make and share and people to meet and collaborate with and dance with!

I’ll tell you about what I’m doing musically: I’m getting in as much song writing as I can this next month, and then heading out on a house concert tour through April. House concerts can be magical due to the primal act of people gathering, sharing food, listening to acoustic music, and singing. Simplicity is a wonderful thing, and I am really looking forward to these concerts. If you’re interested in knowing more, or booking one, holler at Jimmy my agent, and a wonderful man.

I’m then hitting up the venues on the poster above throughout May and June all of which are listed with links to venue details here on my web site. I’m playing The London, Banbury, Cheriton Bishop (Devon) and Festival shows with a band, other shows will be solo. I like this solo challenge; the more intimate a gig is by being stripped down like this, the more I need to connect and invite engagement from the audience. Fun ☺.

I’m needing help please! Would you be willing to forward this mail to any friends (including the attachment which is the poster image) who might enjoy a night of this kind of music, and recommend it to them? Sharing my social media posts helps people hear about my music too. Nothing helps like word of mouth though, and, although it will be special to play solo shows, the London shows with the band will be intense, joyful and energetic if history is anything to go by!

I’m playing some Summer festivals, which are listed above too, and then preparing to emigrate to America in October! WHAT!? Yes, I’m in love with a very special person and, I need to follow this so, the big ocean beckons and I’m bound for Boston! It’s been a long decision to make: I love England and Ireland and this part of the world. It’s home and I love so many people here and, I’ve made my whole career here. I’m hopeful but realistic about how much work it will take to build a new career in America, and build a new life. Yet ‘Love is Lord of all’ as the old song goes and, I’m following. It’s my intention to be back here for a month a year or so, or maybe more. All to be figured out, but I want to keep playing gigs here in Britian, Ireland and Europe! So, do you know of any American venues I should play? ☺ Wish me luck, and thanks so much for supporting my music.

X Luke

Workshops

Hello

Jimmy Davis and I are on a double headline tour in September. We will be hosting a free one hour song writing workshop in the afternoon in each town. Full details (time and place) will be added to this post as they are confirmed, here is what we are offering:

With over two decades of song writing, recording and performing experience, Luke and Jimmy want to share what they have learnt along the way. This will be a free one-hour session that is open to all abilities and ages (Children under 12 to be accompanied by an adult please) we all have the ability to create music, and to tell unique stories. It’s part of being human! Let us help you get going with your singing/rapping and/or writing, or if you are already on that road, lets help each other to stay on track and inspired!  If you come to this free work-shop you will get a half price ticket to the concert that evening! Please tell people you feel would benefit from this session. And feel free to bring your instrument along with you.

‘Give It All’

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‘Give It All’ was released in the Winter of 2013 and has been receiving some rave reviews over at the iTunes store. To listen to the album you can hear each track on my YouTube channel. If you want a hard copy come to a gig and buy one form me, or If you can’t get to a show, order a signed copy to be posted to you by clicking here. And you can of course download it from the iTunes store. If you want to write a review there it’s lovely to hear folks thoughts. Hope you like it friends.