New Zealand, I can’t believe its been two years since my last tour! I’m sorry it has been so long. While I was away I released my new album ‘Hosts’. I am so proud of this record, it has been a calming presence in my life and I hope it has been something for some of you too. I am really looking forward to trying to reproduce this album on this tour the way it was made. I’ll be with some of my favourite people in my favourite country in my favourite season in some of my favourite venues! Bring it on. I hope to see some of you out there!
Such a thrill to be nominated for best folk album at the NZ music awards.
I have never won or even been nominated for an award before, nor have I really ever cared about them. But it is strangely awesome to be recognised and I’m especially excited that more people might hear this record!!
Congrats to finalists Graeme James and Guy Wishart.
Here’s a cool interview that I did with Finn from Second Hand News about the nomination and the album.
So so thrilled to be hitting the raod this summer in Australia with The Porch Sessions, the Adelaide backyard concert dream team are taking their little adventure on the road. I am so lucky be part of this tour with my pals Stu Larsen and Tim Moore. We will all be caravaning around and playing music in some backyards from SA to NSW. Shows in Adelaide, Robe, Port Fairy, Lorne, Melbourne, Baccas Marsh, Wollongong and Sydney. See you there!!!
Earlier this year I was lucky enough to sing a couple of songs for Mokum Sessions in Amsterdam. Here’s a live version of ‘The Climb, the Fall’ in a park in Amsterdam. This is a funny little song, that I really didn’t think too much of when I wrote or released, but it has snuck its way to 1.5 million streams on Spotify this year!! I also did another song with them which you can find on youtube. Thanks for having me Mokum Sessions, see you next time!
So excited to be coming back to play some shows in Europe later this month. Here are the dates and the cities below. Hopefully see some familiar faces out there!!
26th AUGUST – AACHEN – Living Room Concert (Germany)
27th AUGUST – COLOGNE – Tee de Cologne (Germany)
1st SEPTEMBER – MUNICH – Südstadt (Germany)
2nd SEPTEMBER – ZURICH – Living Room Concert (Switzerland)
3rd SEPTEMBER – ST GALLEN – F o l k C a f é (Switzerland)
Hey mates, I am so excited to finally release this new album. It’s called ‘Hosts’. I made it accidentally last year while I was working in a cafe taking some time off from music. It all started as this excited / strange feeling that I could make something cool using only an old electric guitar (that I had recently fixed) and my voice. It was fun and different and I am really proud of it. I hope it finds you and you enjoy it. Please feel free to share it around with your friends. Thanks to my wonderful family and friends who let me hide away in my obsession while I made this for many months and ignored everything else x
You can check it out at these places and many more. Luke x
I am so so so happy and excited to announce that I will be supporting The Paper Kites on their upcoming Australian tour ‘Midnight’!! These guys have been a favourite band of mine for a while and their latest record ‘Twelvefour’ is honestly one of the best i’ve heard in years. So yes, very much looking forward to contributing to their awesome night. Details / Tickets here – http://thepaperkites.com.au/tour-dates/
although it feels like years. We have learnt so so much but still really don’t have a clue what we are doing. Thank you so much to everyone who came out to a show in a Australia over the last two months! The tour finished up in Adelaide a few nights a go with a beautiful show. What a fun tour! Also an massive thank you to all the people who have helped us out along the way, given us a places to stay, fed us and shown us the ropes. Strangers and friends alike. It has been astounding to experience such kindness and hospitality. Its not always easy to be on the receiving end and has been a learning curve and has easily been the most surprising and amazing part of this journey so far. Thank you x
I spent the last few days doing very average repair jobs on our caravan getting ready for our next 2000km journey this week. See you out there mates. Luke
I’m very happy to officially announce my first headline tour in Australia for 2016!! Can’t wait to get over there and play for you again!! Only a few days til we leave now! It was so great to meet so many people last month on the Passenger tour. Such a cool time with an amazing group of people!
These are all really great, small venues (Melbourne & Sydney are already moving pretty quick so be in to win) Some awesome support acts to announce soon! If you have any friends who might be interested in coming along please feel free to share the link with them:) See you soon mates.
So excited to share a song from a project I have been working away on for 6 months.
This is the first song from my new electric album made entirely on an old beat up electric guitar my friend gave me (Thanks Ants)
I hope you like it and If you do please share it with your friends. (Thats all the promo it will ever get) Thanks, Luke x
(P.S This is a pre release, It’s not finished being mixed or mastered, but I couldn’t wait to share something!)