It was a welcome return to The Thursday Night Music Club for Luke, who reminded us of the raw power and emotion of his songs when subbing a last minute gig late last year. This time Luke gets to stretch his wings and take centre stage as with a full headline set.
Luke’s music is the glorious result of taking the gentle song writing of an isolated English folk musician and injecting his life with just enough chaos to draw everything into question. There is an unravelling laced throughout his songs. An on the edgedness. They veer into darkness and careen back into light, tracing the edge between here and after and never, at any point, shying away from the ferocity of truth.
Philosophical, witty, dark and unapologetically direct, Luke De-Sciscio has become one of the most exciting voices in the UK singer-songwriter genre. This is music of truth, of Love, of intimacy, chaos and hope.
Support from the excellent George Wilding, whose music my esteemed colleague Dave Franklin has described as “lovelorn and romantic, wonderfully nostalgic, wistfully reflective, soft and comforting, pastel-hued and laced with his trademark blend of slightly bewildered innocence and unexpectedly mature philosophies.”