Another original, "Until We Try", features the late genius, George Duke, and after the sound of a needle dropping on scratchy vinyl, a drum beat reminiscent of Jr Walker’s "Shotgun" flows into a superb soul flow of horn arrangement, guitars and McMaster’s blue-eyed soul vocals.”

— WAVE FM

New songs blend in perfectly with the charming covers, which in case you missed my point, I am saying that McMaster’s originals have the capacity to stand toe to toe with some memorable classic tracks and you won’t know the difference between the two.”

— Press Plus 1

the SHORT take

  • Singer/songwriter of GOOD MORNING BEAUTIFUL, charting #3 on Billboard AC while remaining top 20 for 15 weeks  Named BellMedia “Emerging Artist” for “Good Morning Beautiful”, co-written with multi-Platinum
    American and Grammy-  nominated recording artist, Jim Brickman  
  • Much covered songwriter with multiple credits for notables as Rihanna, Nick Lachey (98 Degrees), Jesse Labelle,
    Eva Avila and Marc Jordan, with numerous placements and projects for film and TV  
  • Formerly, one half of “Gold” selling Canadian pop duo, McMaster & James (Canada’s First Boy Band)  
  • Luke’s signature pop sound fuses retro funk, classic and neo soul with contemporary R&B in the vein of throwback artists like Chromeo, Michael Bublé and Maroon 5  
  • Luke offers a full band show, duo or solo.  Luke & Arun are frequent writing/producing collaborators. The pair offer dynamic songwriting workshops for high schools or adults  
  • In Luke's latest project, ICONS OF SOUL, he's taken the Motown influence that has always imbued his music, to a new level.  ICONS uniquely marries contemporary songwriting with legendary hit songwriters including Felix Cavaliere (The Rascals) and Lamont Dozier (responsible for countless hits for The Supremes, The Fourtops, Marvin Gaye, and more)

 

Icons of Soul - Volume 1

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Icons of Soul is a collection of new soul classics composed with legendary writers Lamont Dozier (Holland-Dozier-Holland) and Felix Cavaliere (The Rascals) plus fresh covers of their chart toppers, performed with McMaster’s unmistakably soulful tenor.

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I cannot say enough good things about this performance... a dream to work with... Luke had the audience eating out of his hand... nothing but rave reviews. ”

— Jackie Wiebe, Swift Current Allied Arts Council

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