Emerging UK singer-songwriter Luke Potter has just released his three song EP “One Day: The Bleu Session” for free NoiseTrade. The EP aims to gain pop music fans are seeking more emotional and honest heartfelt songs. Bleu said that, “Luke Potter writes ear-sticking songs that just won’t leave your brain.”
Luke is a young singer-songwriter from the UK who’s starting to make a buzz with his songs and plans to introduce his music to his fans with the January 2013 release of his EP produced by Bleu (Demi Lovato, Jonas Brothers…), “One Day”.
He cites “Iris” by The Goo Goo Dolls as the song that, the moment he heard it playing, made him realize he wanted to be a songwriter.
Shortly after, at the age of 17, Luke picked up an acoustic guitar for the first time and started writing songs not only about love but also about growing up – the result, 2-3 years later, was his 2011 debut “Just Pieces of Me”.
Other artists that have influenced Luke include the likes of Jimmy Eat World, Jason Mraz, Fountains of Wayne, Goo Goo Dolls and the music of his father who played in bands way back when…!
In a short time he’s become a natural songwriter and emerging artist in the making. Music Week selected Luke as one of their ten ‘favorite’ new talents of 2011 and commented saying “Luke’s songs are beautiful.” Promo Only agrees saying it’s “exciting hearing such a fresh new and exciting talent like Luke… it’s perfect for US radio”.
Luke’s debut radio single, “We’re Alive” impacted several stations on the East Coast in the summer of 2012, having top 30 airplay in Boston and San Francisco and reached over 500,000 views on YouTube with video rotation at Hard Rock Cafes (“Great video”) around the world. This proved he could build a loyal and engaging online fan-base.
To date Luke has performed over 100 gigs around the UK in the last 18 months and performed a well-received showcase gig to US DJS in Atlantic City in Aug 2012.
With plans already in the works to kick-off an American college tour early in 2013, Luke is preparing for the release of his new single, “It’s OK To Dream” which was produced by Ken Caillat (Fleetwood Mac, Colbie Caillat…) in the world famous Village Recorders in LA.
Showcasing Luke’s taste for pop and rock, he has been able to work with some of the finest producers in the industry including Steve Power (Robbie Williams, McFly, Andrea Bocelli…), Ken Caillat who commented “Luke Potter is a great singer-songwriter” and Bleu.
And the media scene is also fast picking up on Luke’s artistry and songwriting. Ken Morton of LA based ‘Highwire Daze’ commented “Luke Potter is a young singer / songwriter from the UK who is beginning to garner a good deal of notice with his wondrously timeless, introspective tunes” whilst Bruce Bodeen of PopGeekHeaven was quoted as saying “It’s always heartening encountering young music geeks embracing the foundations of hooks ‘n melodies and beautifully crafted vocals and Luke Potter appears to be primed to deliver some great work…”
With encouragement and support from such an ensemble, the rising star hopes to make a proper US debut that will receive attention stateside to be able share his music with a wider audience.
Luke isn’t just another artist wanting to make it big, but rather a rising talent that’s already gaining great reactions from his fast growing base of fans and, in particular, from teenagers who love both him and his music. Maybe it’s his honest lyrics or his ‘boy next door’ charm, but one thing’s for sure, the U.S. has something to look forward to for with his forthcoming releases.