New Single: "Sunny" out August 7, 2020 

New Music Friday!

I've got some new "old" music coming your way this Friday!  "Sunny" is a popluar soul/jazz tune first written and recorded by Bobby Hebb back in 1966.  It's since been released by many great singers including Frank Sinatra, James Brown and my personal hero, Marvin Gaye.  I'm really pleased to share my fresh take on this classic tune with you.  Release is scheduled for Friday, August 7. Stream or download from this link and be sure to let me know what you think!

xoxLuke

 

 

 

Announcing a new weekly livestream! 

 

Hey guys,

I loved our time together through the spring with Smokey Sunday's and Motown Monday's.  It was a blast and really filled my cup as I hope it did yours.  But now that life is picking up again and days seem shorter (just when they should be longer ha), I decided to change things up.  I'm looking forward to offering you a weekly dose of acoustic soul in my new Lunch w/ Luke livestream series that will take place on Wednesdays at 12 pm EST starting Wed, July 15.   

These weekly events will be short but sweet! A 10 minute session of soothing acoustic soul for that mid-day boost we all need.

See you on my facebook page!

Luke

Broadway World Write up! 

  CELEBRATING 60 YEARS OF A MOTOWN LEGEND


Well-known as a purveyor of blue-eyed soul, Luke McMaster sets the bar ever higher with each project he takes on. His latest album has the singer-songwriter delivering classics by a music icon who Bob Dylan deemed America's "greatest living poet" and who played a key role in transforming Motown into a pop music landmark. Songs of Smokey pays tribute to the artistry that made Smokey Robinson a soul legend - each song delivered with McMaster's signature style. 

Set for release on February 7th by Green Hill Productions, Songs of Smokey features McMaster's reimagining of Robinson's most beloved Motown hits, from his percussive twist on "Ooo Baby Baby" to his soul-baring take on "Tears of a Clown." With its caressing vocals and acoustic backing, "The Way You Do the Things You Do" is transformed into a gentle love letter, while "Cruisin'" maintains its distinctive Smokey delivery through McMaster's silky falsetto...

 

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

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JIM BRICKMAN CELEBRATES HIS 25TH ANNIVERSARY GREATEST HITS TOUR IN TORONTO  

Piano Sensation announces concert at the Glenn Gould Studio   

Saturday, April 4, 2020  

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CALENDAR INFORMATION  

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.  

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 Glenn Gould Studio  

250 Front Street West  

Toronto, ON M5V 3G5  

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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. www.jimbrickman.com  

   

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. www.lukemcmaster.com  

   

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New Christmas Album! 

Hi guys,

If you've been following me on socials or checking out my website, you're sure to have noticed that I've got a brand new Christmas album out in 2019.  What makes this album really special for me is that it's full of all original Christmas music. I'm exciting to share these new songs with you and hope that they'll become the soundtrack for your favourite time of year!

You can listen and order "My Favourite Time of Year" now.

xoxLuke

New Music Friday 

Looking for some sultry tunes to complement this hot hot summer weather?  Check out my latest single Soul Love - co-written with the King of Blue Eyed Soul - Felix Cavaliere!  

http://smarturl.it/soul-love

Cheer my friends & thanks for listening!
xoxLuke

 

 

REVIEW: Motown Still Alive in Lake Country 

Thank you to J.P Squire for covering the the show last night for the Kelowna Daily Courier!  

Canadian singer-songwriter Luke McMaster is said to have mastered “the sound that has become one of the most significant musical accomplishments and stunning success stories of the 20th century.” His stunning R&B/soul concert at Creekside Theatre in Lake Country could have been labelled a tribute or nostalgia performance. It was anything but. 

Consider his history. 

McMaster has recorded a succession of EPs and albums (2008’s Time EP, 2013’s All Roads, Heart of Soul from 2014 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. 

The final piece to the puzzle was his collaboration with Motown’s legendary Lamont Dozier, writer/producer of 54 No. 1 hits and Rascals’ founder Felix Cavaliere.

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McMaster coming to the Okanagan 

Really appreciate J.P. Squire's coverage of my upcoming dates in BC.

Excerpt from The Kelowna Daily Courier

It’s been said what is old is new again. 

So it should come as no surprise that Luke McMaster has produced a new album called Icons of Soul, Vol 1, thanks to two R&B masters. 

The Canadian singer-songwriter 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). Reviewers often referrred to the latter as the ‘Canadian Hall & Oates.’ 

McMasters’ latest album is the result of his recent collaboration with Motown’s legendary Lamont Dozier, writer/producer of 54 no. 1 hits (Love Is Like A Heat Wave, I Can’t Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch) and You Can’t Hurry Love) and Rascals’ founder Felix Cavaliere (Good Lovin’, Groovin’ and People Got to Be Free). McMaster covered some of their classics and wrote new music with these Rock and Roll and Songwriters’ Hall of Fame inductees. 

Read the full article online.

On Our Radar: Luke McMaster bringing new sounds of soul to Kamloops 

Thanks to Brendan Kergin at the Kamloops Matter for covering my upcoming date at the Blue Grotto with Andrew Allen!  Here's the story:

Feb 18, 2019 4:59 PM by: Brendan Kergin

Bringing a cross of Motown and modern pop, Luke McMaster is performing at the Blue Grotto next month. 

The March 5 show will feature material from the singer/songwriter's latest project "Icons of Soul," during which McMaster wrote with a pair of Motown legends: Lamont Dozier (whose songwriting credits include "I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch)") and Felix Cavaliere of the Rascals (the guys who sang "Good Lovin'" among others).

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