The “McMaster” of McMaster & James – Luke McMaster – brings his band to make his Halifax debut at The Carleton on Tuesday, November 7th. Show time is 7:30 PM and tickets are only $15.
Formerly one half of Gold-selling Canadian duo McMaster & James, Luke McMaster cut his teeth with 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, Luke has returned to his performing roots as a solo artist. Heavily influenced by such icons as Al Green, Hall & Oates and Marvin Gaye, Luke’s first solo album ALL ROADS was released by EMI/UMG in January 2013, as a “Romantic but powerful collection of new originals and covers of all time classic love songs, in a contemporary tribute to Blue Eyed Soul and early Motown“. It included Luke’s smash hit Good Morning Beautiful (feat. Jim Brickman), that successfully vaulted to #3 on the Billboard AC Radio Charts across the USA.
Luke is currently working on a project titled ICONS OF SOUL for release in Spring 2018. ICONS OF SOUL uniquely marries contemporary songwriting with legendary songwriters. The album will feature both new co-writes with iconic Motown songwriters Thom Bell (Could It Be I’m Falling In Love), Felix Cavaliere (Groovin’, Good Lovin) and Lamont Dozier (Stop! In the Name of Love, Baby, I Need Your Lovin’) and more as well as fresh covers of some of these classic writers’ greatest hits. Old School Meets New School in R&B.