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.
For photos and interview opportunities, contact:
Wendy Phillips, Phillips Public Relations Ltd.
902-492-0960 / firstname.lastname@example.org