Hailing from small town South West Aus, Luke Fox is not your typical contemporary urbanised musician. A professional firefighter by trade and living an enviably laid-back lifestyle, he divides his time between his Scarborough Beach sharehouse and Margaret River farm.
Having played acoustic shows at the many hostels and late night bars he visited abroad, it was a short series of significant events which motivated Luke to finally share his songs at home - a long term relationship breakdown, his father’s terminal cancer diagnosis and a chance encounter with a creative rep encouraging a first release.
In early 2017 equipped with a fresh perspective, The self taught singer-songwriter teamed up with heavyweight producer Matt Gio (Abbe May, Birds of Tokyo, San Cisco), uploaded his debut tracks online and the response was humbling. Within months, Luke won a TripleJ Unearthed award, played his hometown Groovin the Moo Festival (Bunbury), featured on the Sounds Australia SXSW Emerging Artists curation and multiple tracks receiving radio rotation across the country.
Testament to his honest expression of self, the shimmering and breezy feels of Luke’s debut have quickly become the soundtrack for a number of global lifestyle brands including STA Travel, O’Neill Surf and Just Jeans.
With a warm exuberance and charm, 2017 has seen Luke welcomed into the WA creative community, playing local supports (Riley Pearce, Teischa, Abbe May, Tim Nelson) as well as filling his favourite venues and selling out a number of warehouse and backyard events.
This isn’t a solo expedition - surrounded by talented friends and playing as a four piece, for Luke and his mates, this is just beginning.
Luke’s debut 6 track EP titled ‘Avocados’ (set for release early 2018) is largely about the events and emotions that led to its’ creation, in the context of the (tongue in cheek) challenges Gen Y face. As Luke honestly explains “ironically there’s a trap for Gen Y in Aus being able to have everything, you can get lost in it all as dumb as that seems - waking up one day with everything falling apart wondering what the fuck you’ve been doing. The last fight my ex and I had was about Avocados and coconut water.. obviously there’s often so much more on the line, and there’s real problems out there that hit you, so avos sums it up pretty well.