Luke McMaster, his song writing, his band and their live performance, all reflect the very essence of Soul Music, from the past, the present and moreover, leading into the future.
Formerly one half of Gold selling Canadian duo, McMaster & James, Luke McMaster cut his teeth with some of the biggest acts of the day, opening for Randy Bachman, Justin Timberlake, Christine Aguilera and more. Following writing collaborations with such global superstars as Rihanna, Luke has returned to his passion and performing roots, as a solo artist.
Heavily influenced by such icons as Al Green, Hall & Oates and Marvin Gaye, Luke’s first solo album “ALL ROADS” was released by EMI/UMG in January 2013, as a “Romantic but powerful collection of new originals and covers of all time classic love songs, in a contemporary tribute to Blue Eyed Soul and early Motown”. It included Luke’s smash hit “Good Morning Beautiful“, that successfully vaulted to #3 on the Billboard AC Radio Charts across the USA, supported by extensive live performance touring throughout the USA and Canada.
Late Spring 2014, Luke and the Band released his second solo album, “THE HEART OF SOUL” through Greenhill/UMG, as a 12 track covers album and further tribute to the soul and Motown sounds that have continued to inspire and frame his music.
Currently, for release in early Spring 2016, Luke and the Band are prepping a new album named “TRENDING” that looks to the future of Soul in a breakthrough collection of new original tracks, described as “Retro Funk and Classic Soul, on the cutting edge of today’s soundscape of popular music, in the vein of throwback artists like The Weeknd, Chromeo and Bruno Mars”.
With numerous production and performing collaborations underway, Luke’s prolific song writing continues to fuel new touring plans for Canada and USA. For those lucky audiences, Luke’s exciting live performance captures and projects the power and emotion of his ongoing journey to leverage and promote the timeless appeal of Soul and Motown music, while also leading it into the future.