Luke is a Singer-Songwriter from Canterbury, Kent. 2019 ended on a high with his first solo tour of the USA and the release of his latest record ‘Journals’ in November. In January 2020 ‘Journals’ was voted ‘Album of the Year’ by the prestigious Fatea Magazine, and by February Luke had completed a tour of Europe and was just about to embark on his next run of dates in the USA. The rest of the year promises to be just as busy and exciting. Read more about Luke here… Read more about Luke here...


Review of ‘Journals’ in ‘Get Ready To Rock’ online magazine October 2019

October 14, 2019 10:12 am Comments Off on Review of ‘Journals’ in ‘Get Ready To Rock’ online magazine October 2019

Luke Jackson returns with his fifth album where he is joined by Andy Sharps on bass and Elliott Norris on drums, with both adding harmony vocals. Luke Jackson tackles a number of subjects on the album, be it the state of the world on ‘Baby Boomers’ and the future babies born now will have, or a song for her paternal ‘Nan’ on ‘A Queen In Her Own Way’.

It is Jackson’s versatility that makes this album a winner. He does a novel love song ‘Cherry Picker’, where the man woos the lady with aforementioned cherry picker. As Jackson says it does ‘Nought to thirty in half a mile’ and she can charge her mobile in the cab, what girl could refuse that?! A light hearted piece of blues and good fun.

‘Every Flame’ is another song worth a special mention, dealing with how he intends to carry on making music (and to be fair with his talent he deserves plenty of success). The marvellous harmonies plus his solo vocal are simply breath-taking.

He certainly shows belief in his own ability when tackling the Sandy Denny classic ‘Who Knows Where The Time Goes?’ All I can say on this is ‘wow’ – his vocal is hauntingly beautiful and does credit to the song.

Aside from his singing and songwriting talents, he also a decent guitarist laying down a few classy solos throughout the course of the album.

Luke Jackson has a lot to say via his songs and certainly lives up to the plaudits he has earned to date for his song writing. ****

Review by Jason Ritchie


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