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Luke McMaster tours the Maritimes with Ian Sherwood, Jan. 31 – Feb. 9   

For Immediate Release: Tuesday, January 15, 2019 

Promoting his new album, Icons of Soul, Vol. 1 

Luke McMaster tours the Maritimes with Ian Sherwood, Jan. 31 – Feb. 9 

Tickets for all shows are on sale now! 

 (Halifax, NS) – Promoting his ambitious new project that offers a refreshing twist, Manitoba-born singer-songwriter Luke McMaster returns to the Maritimes to tour with Ian Sherwood, Jan. 31- Feb. 9. 

Paying tribute to classic R&B songwriting, McMaster’s fourth studio album, Icons of Soul, Vol. 1 uniquely marries contemporary blue-eyed soul songwriting with the music of legendary Motown hit makers. 

Upcoming Maritime performances include: 

Jan. 31            Fredericton, NB            Fredericton Playhouse 

Feb. 1              Saint John, NB            Imperial Theatre 

Feb. 2              Georgetown, PE          King’s Playhouse 

Feb. 3              Pictou, NS                   deCoste Centre 

Feb. 4              Wolfville, NS               Al Whittle Theatre *presented by Deep Roots 

Feb. 5              Halifax, NS                 The Carleton 

Feb. 6              Liverpool NS              Astor Theatre 

Feb. 7              Truro, NS                   Marigold Cultural Centre 

Feb. 9              Annapolis Royal         King’s Theatre 

All shows include Ian Sherwood except for the Feb. 4 date in Wolfville. 

For tickets and show details visit: lukemcmaster.com/tour. 

Aside from covering some of the classic immortal chart-toppers written by Rascals founder Felix Cavaliere (“Good Lovin’,” “Groovin’,” and “People Got to Be Free”) and Motown sensation Lamont Dozier of Holland/Dozier/Holland (“Love Is Like A Heat Wave,” “I Can’t Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch),” and “You Can’t Hurry Love”) - both members of the Rock ‘N Roll and Songwriter Halls of Fame - McMaster co-wrote two songs with them for Icons of Soul, Vol. 1. McMaster and his songwriting partner, Arun Chaturvedi both spent time with Cavaliere and Dozier at their respective Nashville and Las Vegas homes during the process. 

In addition to the album, Icons of Soul, Vol. 1, there will be a documentary of the same name (released in Spring 2019), featuring behind the scenes stories and interviews with these iconic artists while tracking the progress of the Icons of Soul project itself. 

McMaster is best known for “Good Morning, Beautiful,” his 2013 Top 3 Billboard AC smash hit with new age pianist, Jim Brickman and his impressive Canadian gold album run as a duo with Rob James in McMaster & James, (“Thank You,” “Love Wins Everytime,”) with media often referring to them as the “Canadian Hall & Oates.” 

When he turned solo in 2002, McMaster launched a more focused songwriting career and had songs placed on multi-platinum and gold albums by Rihanna, Nick Lachey, Nick Carter and Kalan Porter (7 million sales and counting). He also recorded a succession of EPs and albums (2008’s Time EP, 2013’s All Roads, 2014’s Heart of Soul and 2016’s Trending) that contained both originals and sensual interpretations of such favourites as Stevie Wonder’s “Signed, Sealed, Delivered (I’m Yours),” Roberta Flack’s “Feel Like Makin’ Love” and the Bee Gees “How Can You Mend a Broken Heart.” 

Which brings us full circle to Icons of Soul, Vol. 1 inspired in part by publishing giant Leeds Levy, president of Leeds Music, a director of ASCAP and a former president of Chrysalis Music Group and MCA Music Publishing (Elton John, Elvis Presley, OutKast) who planted the initial seed of the idea following a chance meeting with McMaster in Los Angeles. 

For more information on Luke McMaster, visit: lukemcmaster.com. To hear Icons of Soul, Vol. 1, visit: lukemcmaster.com/music. 

  

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For photos and interview opportunities, contact: 
Wendy Phillips, Phillips Public Relations Ltd. 
902-492-0960 / wendy@pprl.ca

new album: Icons of soul now available!

Icons of Soul - Volume 1: CD
  • Icons of Soul - Volume 1: CD

Icons of Soul - Volume 1: CD

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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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Upcoming Shows

Jan31

luke mcmaster @ The Playhouse

The Playhouse, Fredericton

Here are two artists who at first glance, you might not think to put on the same bill. Ian Sherwood is best known and loved in folk / blues circuits while Luke McMaster has had more mainstream success with radio hits like Good Morning Beautiful (#3 US Billboard AC) and earlier as one-half of the gold selling duo McMaster & James. However, when the pair got together to do some co-writing, it didn’t take long to discover that what they do have is a shared love of early Motown music, an unmistakable influence which imbues each artist’s sound with a whole lot of heart and soul.

In this double bill concert, Luke and Ian, accompanied by full band, will perform individually from their own collections and will share the stage for a couple of brand-new co-writes.
Feb2

luke mcmaster @ King's Playhouse

King's Playhouse, Georgetown

Luke and Ian, accompanied by full band, will perform individually from their own collections and will share the stage for a couple of brand-new co-writes.
Feb4

luke mcmaster @ Al Whittle Theatre

Al Whittle Theatre, Wolfville

In his latest solo project, ICONS OF SOUL, Luke McMaster has taken the Motown and soul influence that has always imbued his music, to a new level. ICONS uniquely marries contemporary songwriting with legendary hit songwriters. You’ll be treated to brand new music, co-written with iconic Motown songwriters, Felix Cavaliere of the Rascals (Groovin’, Good Lovin’), Lamont Dozier (Stop! In the Name of Love, Baby, I Need Your Lovin’) and more. These tunes are so catchy, you’ll be snapping and singing along like you’ve known them all your life. You’ll also enjoy fresh covers of some of these writer’s greatest hits along with favourites from Luke’s 20 plus year catalogue including his smash hit ‘Good Morning Beautiful’ (#3 US Billboard AC).
Feb5

luke mcmaster @ The Carleton

The Carleton, Halifax

Luke and Ian, accompanied by full band, will perform individually from their own collections and will share the stage for a couple of brand-new co-writes.

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