Luke is a young artist / songwriter from the UK who’s starting to make a buzz with his songs.
He cites “Iris” by The Goo Goo Dolls as the song that, the moment he heard it playing, made him realize he wanted to be a songwriter.
Shortly after, at the age of 17, Luke picked up an acoustic guitar for the first time and started writing songs not only about love but also about growing up…
Other artists that have influenced Luke include the likes of Jimmy Eat World, Jason Mraz, Fountains of Wayne, Goo Goo Dolls and the music of his father who played in bands way back when…!
In a short time he’s become a natural songwriter and emerging artist in the making. Music Week selected Luke as one of their ten ‘favorite’ new talents of 2011 and commented saying “Luke’s songs are beautiful.” Promo Only agrees saying it’s “exciting hearing such a fresh new and exciting talent like Luke… it’s perfect for US radio”.
Luke’s debut radio single, “We’re Alive” impacted several stations on the East Coast in the summer of 2012, having top 30 airplay in Boston and San Francisco with video rotation at Hard Rock Cafes (“Great video”) around the world.
In his relatively short career Luke has got to work with some of the finest producers in the industry including Steve Power (Robbie Williams, McFly, Andrea Bocelli…), Eric Rosse (Sara Bareilles, Tori Amos…), Ken Caillat (Fleetwood Mac, Colbie Caillat) who commented “Luke Potter is a great singer-songwriter” and Bleu who writes “Luke Potter writes ear-sticking songs that just won’t leave your brain!”
January 2013 saw the release of Luke’s EP, ‘One Day’ which met with a great critical reaction.
Ken Morton of LA based ‘Highwire Daze’ wrote, “The combination of Potter and Bleu has presented a stunning work of pure pop perfection that is not to be missed. Judging by the three wondrous tracks heard on the One Day EP, expect the future to be very bright for this massively talented singer / songwriter. It will be exciting to hear what exquisite tunes Luke Potter has in store for the world at large in the months ahead.”
Luke has recorded an album of his songs with Bleu (Demi Lovato, Jonas Brothers…) and is just waiting patiently for the right time to release them to everyone.
In the last 18 months Luke has travelled extensively with writing trips to Sweden, Canada and USA where he’s worked with some amazing collaborators.
He also did a short UK school tour and a small tour (10 shows) in the USA in July / August 2014 to a great reaction.
The ‘So Sugar’ album (CD, iTunes and all places digital) was self-released on November 18th, 2014 to a great critical reaction (see reviews section on his website) and alongside it a video for the title track was also uploaded to YouTube.
And at the end of the year Luke played a set at The House of Blues in Orlando. This was very special as it was on the same stage that Luke had seen so many of his heroes perform (Goo Goo Dolls, Parachute, Ed Sheeran etc) and he received a great response. He’s since played at the famous Cavern Club in Liverpool where he received a great reaction to his music!
His new single, ‘Do You Love Me (Yet)’, is released on iTunes on June 26th and is available for preorders now. It was written with Maria Marcus in Stockholm during one of Luke’s trips there and is a beautiful, hypnotic song which evokes the agony of unpreciprocated love. Listen and be mesmerised!
And, there’s more Luke songs coming your way soon…!