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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

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 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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For more information please contact Genevieve DeMerchant 
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