Gedeon Luke has a voice like John Legend and a well rounded band to back him up- including horns and keys. This band is compromised of gospel soul and rock and roll sounds. Growing up, Gedeon Luke was inspired by the gospel soul sounds of Sly Stone, Curtis Mayfield, and Al Green; and captivated by the passion of the rock n’ roll legends, such as the Beatles and the Rolling Stones. Gedeon Luke & The People epitomize their influences of rock n’ roll and gospel soul.
Good news, Gedeon Luke & The People are set to release their debut LP, Live Free & Love independently on June 3rd. The album was cut old school style, throwing Luke, his band The People and special guests in a room together to lay the tracks down live. The result is an infections collection of songs that evoke everything from classic soul like Curtis Mayfield and Otis Redding to the timeless rock of The Rolling Stones. Luke is the consummate frontman, who breaks down the fourth wall and engages his audience like no other. To get a feel for the album, check out the single “Lend me your Sunshine”.
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In his own words, Gedeon Luke speaks passionately about his debut, “There is a need for truth in music in today’s society. We, The People, aim to revolutionize the meaning of music today. We want to bring people together through our soulful sounds of peace and love and we are asking those from every walk of life to join us. It’s time to go back to our foundation– when the world began- there was love. When you understand love, you can help others understand. Let it become contagious and spread like wild fire. Let’s start the healing with music. If you Live Free & Love, it will take you there.”
To celebrate their debut LP, Gedeon Luke & The People are touring this spring, and better yet they are hitting up the Boot& Saddle this Memorial Day weekend! More dates are listed below.
4/23 – Brooklyn Bowl – Brooklyn, NY
4/30 – Watermark – Asbury Park, NJ
5/14 – Brooklyn Bowl – Brooklyn, NY w/EMEFE
5/21 – Jammin’ Java – Vienna,VA
5/22 – Double Door Inn – Charlotte, NC
5/24 -12th and Porter – Nashville, TN
5/25 – Leavitt Shell – Memphis, TN
5/27 – Schuba’s – Chicago, IL
5/28 – Bernie’s Distillery – Columbus, OH
5/30 – Pocahontas Live- Chesterfield, VA
5/31 – Boot & Saddle – Philadelphia, PA
6/13 – Summer Sounds – Greensburg, PA
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