Canterbury based UK singer songwriter Luke Jackson has been playing live and recording for over 10 years now, steadily developing an enviable reputation for himself in the Folk, Roots, Americana & Acoustic circuits.
In addition to the UK, Luke regularly tours across Europe, USA and Canada.
Between his debut album, 2012’s ‘More Than Boys’, produced by the acclaimed Welsh Singer-Songwriter Martyn Joseph, through to his latest release in 2022, coincidentally a re-recorded 10th anniversary version of ‘More Than Boys’, 5 records, including a live album ‘Solo, Duo, Trio’ were released to high praise and 5* reviews!
In the summer of 2019 he played the ‘Costa Del Folk’ Festival in Portugal, September marked his first full solo tour in the USA and his last full length studio album ‘Journals’ was released in November that year to great reviews and was made ‘Album of the Year’ by Fatea Magazine, with R2 Magazine saying ‘Journals’ is an excellent album from a very special singer with a great repertoire, fully confirming his star potential beyond the folk scene’.
After going back to both Europe and the USA in early 2020 for another two successful tours, like many, many others, Luke’s career was ‘put on hold’ by the end of March with the advent of Covid 19. Luke kept himself busy and engaged with the musical community through a series of themed live stream shows and after a bit of a creative writing surge, released a 7 track EP in early 2021 of songs written during lockdown called ‘Of The Time’. Initially a digital release, it is now available in CD format as well and garnered great reviews with Fatea magazine saying “Luke Jackson has gifted us with one of the most important and essential releases I’ve heard in quite some time” whilst At The Barrier journal noted “At a time when the gift of music is something to cherish, ‘Of The Time’ is an inspired offering” and it was subsequently voted 2021 EP of the Year by Fatea Magazine!
2022 turned out to be one of Luke's most successful years yet.. It started with a prestigious support slot opening for Fairport Convention on their Winter Tour in February, a dream run of openers for Richard Thompson, two weeks songwriting and performing in Nashville, including a show at the iconic Bluebird Cafe, a run of shows supporting the legendary Marillion and to finish off the year, several openers with the wonderful Jools Holland.
If this wasn't enough, Luke also found time to record and release on Bandcamp the previously mentioned '10 year anniversary' version of his very first album, 2012's 'More Than Boys' which prompted At The Barrier to say "In fact the project, simple ideas are always the best, is an exercise in growth – growth of a person, growth of a musician and growth of a set of songs"
Alongside all of this, Luke continues to tour relentlessly in his own right, either solo, with either a bassist or drummer, or as a trio with both of them.
2023 is already shaping up to be another exciting year of shows with a full album release planned for late summer, so keep your eyes peeled and check back in regularly!
“Blessed with one of those soulful, heaven-sent voices that soars with emotion or plunges into brooding intensity.” – The Musician Magazine
“He is one of the most distinctive voices, both literally and figuratively, on the contemporary folk scene.” – Folk Radio UK
“I was hugely impressed by every part of Luke’s music – he’s a great singer, writer and performer, a striking new voice.” – Frank Turner
“Reminds me of Jeff Buckley, which can only be a good thing.” – Mark Radcliffe BBC Radio 2