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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
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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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Feb28

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In Luke's latest solo project: ICONS OF SOUL, McMaster has taken the Motown and soul influence that has always imbued his music to a new level. ICONS uniquely marries contemporary song writing with legendary artists. You’ll be treated to brand new music so catchy that you will be snapping and singing along like you’ve known them all your life, along with McMaster’s greatest hits.
Mar3

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Luke McMaster & Andrew Allen, Lake Country

Two celebrated Canadian songwriters, one awesome night of music!

Andrew Allen has scored five Top 10 hits in Canada including I Wanna Be Your Christmas (2009), Loving You Tonight (2010) which was lodged in the upper reaches of the charts for more than 22 weeks, I Want You (2011), What You Wanted (2015) and Favourite Christmas Song (2016)! Allen’s benchmark single Loving You Tonight is a lilting, sunny tune about an ideal romance which helped put Andrew on tour with acts like Bruno Mars, One Republic and Andy Grammer.

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. Luke's song Good Morning Beautiful (2013) skyrocketed to #3 on the US Billboard AC. In his newest project, Icons of Soul, Luke is teaming up with iconic Motown writers Lamont Dozier (54 #1 Hits) and Felix Cavaliere (The Rascals) to cover some of their classic hits and write incredible new music.
Mar5

luke mcmaster @ Luke McMaster & Andrew Allen

Luke McMaster & Andrew Allen, Kamloops

Two celebrated Canadian songwriters in one awesome night of music!

Andrew Allen has scored five Top 10 hits in Canada including I Wanna Be Your Christmas (2009), Loving You Tonight (2010) which was lodged in the upper reaches of the charts for more than 22 weeks, I Want You (2011), What You Wanted (2015) and Favourite Christmas Song (2016)! Allen’s benchmark single Loving You Tonight is a lilting, sunny tune about an ideal romance which helped put Andrew on tour with acts like Bruno Mars, One Republic and Andy Grammer.

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. Luke's song Good Morning Beautiful (2013) skyrocketed to #3 on the US Billboard AC. In his newest project, Icons of Soul, Luke is teaming up with iconic Motown writers Lamont Dozier (54 #1 Hits) and Felix Cavaliere (The Rascals) to cover some of their classic hits and write incredible new music.

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