Luke McMaster Teams Up with icons of early Motown and soul music on his latest project ICONS OF SOUL, uniquely marrying contemporary hit songwriting with legendary hit songwriters.
Toronto, ON… Icons of Soul, Luke McMaster’s ambitious new project, offers a refreshing twist. Not only is Brandon, Manitoba-born purveyor of contemporary blue-eyed soul paying tribute to classic R&B songwriting legends on his upcoming fourth album: he’s recruiting them.
“I’m collaborating with legends like Lamont Dozier and Felix Cavaliere on some new originals,” says McMaster, the Toronto-based singer, songwriter and producer best known for “Good Morning, Beautiful,” his 2013 Top 3 Billboard AC smash with new age pianist Jim Brickman.
“And what’s especially cool about this project is that they’re still hungry: as much as I’m learning from these masters who wrote unforgettable hits that have formed the soulful soundtrack of my life, they’re equally excited to work with me and my songwriting partner Arun Chaturvedi to write something fresh.”
In addition to covering some of the classic immortal chart-toppers written by Rascals’ Cavaliere (“Good Lovin’,” “Groovin’,” “People Got to Be Free”) and Motown sensation Dozier of Holland/Dozier/Holland (“(Love Is Like A) Heat Wave,” “I Can’t Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch),” “You Can’t Hurry Love”) – both members of the Rock ‘N Roll and Songwriter Halls of Fame -McMaster co-wrote two songs apiece with the prodigies at their respective Nashville and Las Vegas homes, capturing the occasions on camera for a corresponding Icons of Soul documentary series. Segments from the documentary will be screened as part of the live concert presentation, helping to bring the entire experience alive for McMaster’s concert audiences.
See Luke McMaster’s Icons of Soul at Aeolian Hall in London Ontario on Friday, September 7, 2018. Tickets are $25 in advance ($30 at the door) and can be purchased online at www.aeolianhall.ca or by calling the Box Office at 519.672.7950.
For a complete list of upcoming tour dates visit www.lukemcmaster.com
About Luke McMaster: Formerly one half of Gold selling Canadian duo McMaster & James, Luke McMaster cut his teeth on some of the biggest acts of the day, including sharing the stage with Randy Bachman, Justin Timberlake, Christina Aguilera and more. An in-demand songwriter with multiple credits and collaborations with such global superstars as Rihanna and soul music icons like Felix Cavaliere of the Rascals, Luke’s first love has always been singing, performing and connecting with his audience.
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