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New Single "Running" Out Today! 





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TORONTO, ON… Luke McMaster is set to release Time an EP via Virgin Music, on October 15, containing five original songs, recorded in 2008 and never-released.   The first single “Running” and with accompanying video to follow next week.  McMaster also is the producer of the album along with award-winning Canadian composer/producer Greg Johnston. 

 In 2008, McMaster reintroduced classical soul and Motown-inspired music into these new tracks. Luke and long-time friend and producer/co-writer Greg Johnston poured their hearts into the Time EP, but when McMaster presented it to publishers and his label, nobody was interested. "They were looking for pop music," says Luke. "They wanted more McMaster & James, but that wasn't who I was anymore." 

 "I’ve spent my entire career singing soul, which is what I love to sing...this music I believe is timeless.” Says McMaster.   

Time is about rediscovery, loss and gratitude.  Finding the time was difficult before this worldwide Covid-19 Pandemic for so many things he says.  We’ve been forced to slow down, appreciate what’s around us and our longing for the past is showing up everywhere now...from our taste, our memories, our relationships, some shattered and some now mended, are all testing us.  What is ultimately important now and what do we want to show people about ourselves?  People I know are hiding away at home and being anti-social, others are showing more of their emotional selves.  We are being shaken to our core and this is what time shows us.  The story beginning, happening and continuing.” 

 Timing is everything, and sometimes you just have to wait it out. Says McMaster.    Like many, lockdown downtime became a time to do a little housecleaning, and that's when he came across this forgotten project that fell through the cracks years ago. 

 His creative partnership with Johnston survived and thrived, and McMaster was proven right about the audience for soul music. 2008 just wasn't the time for Time. "Thank God that we didn't put it out before," says McMaster. "I'm a different kind of artist now, in a world where you can release music you believe in on your own. Back then, you were stuck in what the label wanted from you." 

 That was before McMaster became the new champion of blue-eyed soul in Canada. The hit songwriter (Rihanna, Nick Lachey) crafted brand-new treasures in that classic sound with legends Lamont Dozier of Motown and Rascal's founder Felix Cavaliere on the Icons Of Soul album in 2018. He celebrated the writer of "My Girl" and "You've Really Got A Hold On Me" on 2020's Songs Of Smokey. Smokey Robinson said “Check out @lukemcmaster’s cover of my song Ooh Baby Baby,  adding, “Amazing job, Luke!” to his 1 million followers. 

  Time EP Track Listing: 

  1.  All I’m Missing Is You  
  2. Time 
  3. Running 
  4. Can’t Get Enough Of You 
  5. I’m At Your Mercy 

  And now is the time for Luke McMaster's hot new single, "Running," from his forthcoming album, Time. released on September 17, 2021.   

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“Time is a slow burn, McMaster unveiling his silky falsetto over a rich groove and layers of irresistible harmonies. It may have been recorded in 2008, but its timeless, classic sound is perfect right now. The time is finally right for Luke McMaster's Time.” --Bob Mersereau   

 “New songs blend in perfectly with the charming covers... 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 


About Luke McMaster 

Luke’s signature pop sound fuses early soul with contemporary R&B in the vein of throwback artists like Chromeo, Michael Bublé and Maroon 5.  McMaster has been thrilling audiences with his unmistakable, soulful tenor since his early days on the music scene as one half of the gold-selling Canadian pop duo, McMaster & James.  He made his first big mark as a solo artist in 2013 with his hit song "Good Morning Beautiful", co-written with multi-Platinum American and Grammy-nominated recording artist, Jim Brickman, which charted #3 on Billboard AC while remaining top 20 for 15 weeks.  That same year Luke was named BellMedia “Emerging Artist” for “Good Morning Beautiful”. 

As a songwriter, McMaster has multiple credits for notable artists such as Rihanna, Nick Lachey (98 Degrees), Jesse Labelle, Eva Avila and Marc Jordan, with numerous placements and projects for film and TV. | Facebook | InstagramTwitter | Youtube 

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Luke McMaster Rings in the Season with Soulful New Christmas Album 


For Immediate Release.

Filled with Outstanding New Takes on Classic Songs, ‘Christmas Present’ Arrives October 16th 

Neo soul music phenomenon Luke McMaster is back for the holiday season, bringing a gift of soulful holiday cheer. Set for release on October 16th,Christmas Present delivers a sleigh full of original songs alongside time-honored Christmas classics. 

“Would it still be Christmas if we couldn’t be together?” McMaster sings in the album’s title track, expressing gratitude for the gift of cherished time spent with loved ones. It’s a sentiment many are feeling deeply these days, and McMaster gives everyone room to reflect as well as reason to celebrate. 

On songs ranging from “This Christmas” and “Let It Snow” to “Silver Bells,” McMaster presents well-worn classics with a soulful spin. He delivers the hit “Wonderful Christmastime” in a laid-back fashion that invites listeners to kick back and lift a glass. Meanwhile, his upbeat “Christmas Must Be Tonight” sets a joyous tone for a tale of the very first Christmas. The album closes with McMaster’s stirring take on Stevie Wonder’s “Someday at Christmas” — a song that resonates deeply during a year that’s been a challenging one for many. 

The upcoming album's lead singles, "Christmas Present" and "Christmas Must Be Tonight" are both available now on all digital streaming platforms. 

McMaster, who kicked off his career as one half of the duo McMaster & James, went solo in 2002, shifting his focus to songwriting and collaborating with artists such as Rihanna, Nick Lachey, Nick Carter, and Kalan Porter. He recorded several EPs and albums, including Time in 2008, as well as 2013’s All Roads. The latter album featured the hit “Good Morning, Beautiful;” recorded with Grammy-nominated pianist Jim Brickman, the song peaked on the US Billboard AC Radio charts at #3. McMaster went on to release Heart of Soul in 2014 and 2016’s Trending.  

Early in 2020, McMaster released Songs of Smokey, an homage to the soul legend who has been influential in his own career. Each of McMaster’s solo projects features his modern twist on the classic Motown sound. Set for release on Green Hill Productions, Christmas Present is no exception, delivering a lineup of songs that’s guaranteed to keep the holidays warm, lively, and bright.  


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Donny Evans 
The Press House 

Luke joins Jim Brickman for a 25th Anniversary Concert at Glenn Gould Studio 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                      

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Piano Sensation announces concert at the Glenn Gould Studio   

Saturday, April 4, 2020  

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WHAT: Jim Brickman   

WHEN:  Saturday, April 4th – 8:00pm  

WHERE: Glenn Gould Studio  

PRICES:  $98.50 & $50 CA  

INFO: Music lovers will experience the sounds of award-winning hit-maker, pianist and recording artist Jim Brickman as he brings one of the most entertaining and romantic concert events of the year with the 25th Anniversary Greatest Hits LIVE concert for One Night Only! Special Guest Luke McMaster.  

Jim Brickman, award-winning songwriter and pianist presents his most entertaining romantic concert of the year, 25th Anniversary Greatest Hits LIVE.  Brickman’s engaging stage presence seamlessly blends emotion and humor with music that touches the heart.  Brickman leads the audience on a personal escape with stirring solo piano and vocal collaborations including hits like “Angel Eyes,” “Valentine,” “If You Believe” and “Love of My Life.”  Jim Brickman in concert strikes the perfect balance of musical intimacy, compelling storytelling and a personal connection with every seat filled.  


 Glenn Gould Studio  

250 Front Street West  

Toronto, ON M5V 3G5 

Jim Brickman, award-winning songwriter and pianist presents his most entertaining romantic concert of the year, the 25th Anniversary Greatest Hits LIVE concert for One Night Only! .  Brickman’s engaging stage presence seamlessly blends emotion and humor with music that touches the heart.  Brickman leads the audience on a personal escape with stirring solo piano and vocal collaborations including hits like “Angel Eyes,” “Valentine,” “If You Believe” and “Love of My Life.”    Saturday, April 4th, the ever-popular pianist will fill the Glenn Gould Studio with laughter, joy and musical spirit.  

“Brickman makes magical music and evokes warm sentiments,” says Billboard Magazine.   

Join Jim Brickman with Special Guest Luke McMaster at the Glenn Gould Studio  on Saturday, April 4, 2020.   

About Jim Brickman  

Jim Brickman’s distinctive piano style and captivating live performances, have revolutionized the popularity of instrumental music, making him a driving force behind modern American music.   

The hit-making songwriter is the best-selling solo pianist of our time, earning 22 Number One albums and 32 Top 20 Radio Singles.  He’s garnered two Grammy nominations, Gospel Music’s Dove Award, two SESAC Songwriter of the Year Awards, a Canadian Country Music Award, and is a member of Pandora’s “2 Billion Songs” Club.  

Born in Cleveland, Ohio Brickman is one of pop-music’s most fascinating success stories.  He jumped from a career as a jingle writer of famous tunes for advertising, to reviving the romantic standard of the popular song. His first album release was 1995’s “No Words,” and he’s gone on to sell ten million albums worldwide.  

Brickman’s captivating Live experiences span 25 years, with eclectic performances from the Troubadour, Grand Ole Opry, and Carnegie Hall to thousands of sold-out concerts throughout the world.   

His star-studded vocal collaborations have featured artists like, Martina McBride, Carly Simon, Lady Antebellum, Michael W. Smith, Herb Alpert, Michael Bolton, Donny Osmond, Kenny Rogers, Olivia Newton-John, Johnny Mathis, Kenny Loggins, and Five For Fighting.  

He’s written three best-selling books, starred in four TV concert specials, and is in the 22nd season of hosting the popular syndicated radio show: “The Jim Brickman Show.”  

“Hope,” “Faith” and “Peace” are truly at the heart of Jim Brickman’s passionate songwriting. “I write music to be shared — to soothe, to inspire, to celebrate, to love. To me, music is the pure and simple soundtrack to life’s most memorable moments.”  

As a true artist that lives and breathes the music he creates, Jim Brickman is thrilled to introduce fans to his most recent songs and perform them live in concert halls across the world.  


About Luke McMaster  

  Luke McMaster experienced early success as half of the music duo McMaster & James scoring 4 radio hits with their first self-titled album. Despite their initial success, the band dissolved in 2002.   

Since then, McMaster has continued success as a songwriter, producer, solo performer and recording artist. As a solo artist and songwriter, he is best known for his 2013 hit "Good Morning, Beautiful," with Grammy-nominated pianist, Jim Brickman, which peaked on the US Billboard AC Radio charts at #3.   

McMaster’s songs have also appeared albums that have sold an estimated collective total of seven million units, including Rihanna’s “A Girl Like Me” and Nick Lachey’s “What’s Left of Me”.   

Beyond the release of “Raise a Glass”, McMaster's focus is on his new project, Icons of Soul, which is now available on Comcast XFinity On Demand. An ambitious album and TV documentary series containing new material with such iconic songwriters as Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame and Songwriter Hall of Fame members Felix Cavaliere (founder of The Rascals) and Motown legend Lamont Dozier of Holland-Dozier-Holland.  



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: 

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. 

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Icons of Soul - Aeolian Hall - Sep 7 

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 or by calling the Box Office at 519.672.7950.  

For a complete list of upcoming tour dates visit 

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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