Luke Siedle performing at Forgotten Falls in Howick

2008-07-09 00:00

Luke Siedle, is the next featured artist at the Music Club at the Forgotten Falls. Due to the cold, this meeting will be held in front of the fire at Braeside Guest House in Howick at 7.30pm. Also on the line up is the Gloucester Blues Project with a blend of music styles with Frik Enslin on bass, John Goodall on guitar and vocals, Robyn Tompkins on vocals and Ian and Andrew Dickinson on drums and lead guitar.

Luke Siedle (pronounced Seed’lee) was born and raised in Durban. He learned the acoustic guitar at a young age and under the tutelage of Durban-based finger-style guitarist Guy Buttery, developed his technique and began performing. Luke is a guitarist and singer-songwriter who is now embarking on a solo career in music, having been a second guitarist for songwriters such as Baz Corden and Aidan Cornhill. His performances have as yet been mainly restricted to the Durban area, but for one appearance at the White Mountain Folk Festival in 2007. Over the coming months he will tour the country extensively, with dates planned for Durban, Cape Town, and Johannesburg.

Luke has played guitar for various projects and added his own unique style to the albums and shows of some of Durban’s brightest new artists. A talented songwriter Luke demonstrates rock, country and folk influences through his new album entitled Our Stories exclusively distributed at, released on his independent label, Lonely Fugitive Records.

The album consists of 12 vocal tracks and three instrumentals, all of which were written for the acoustic guitar. With the help of Durban’s principal producer, Dave Birch, and experienced musician, Guy Buttery, the use of several other instruments were used to capture the natural essence of the songs including percussion, piano, mandolin, 12-string guitar and banjo. The songs range in colour and texture from upbeat alt-country numbers, to heartfelt laments, to brooding rock songs. His lyrics are simple yet poignant; his voice is low and unassuming. Luke consciously maintained an open mind during the project, allowing the songs to form as naturally as possible but the album, comprised of fifteen songs rich in imagery and texture, shouldn’t necessarily be labelled as experimental.

Luke has an unusual love for vinyl records. His major influences are Neil Young, Bob Dylan, The Beatles, Josh Ritter, and Sufjan Stevens.

“Our Stories” was released independently so that Luke can retain control of his music and make it available to fans instantly. In the context of a recording contract, Luke would not have as much freedom to choose how his music reaches his audience.

Bring your own drinks and picnics and squash in on the floor around the fire for an evening of great entertainment. Entry R25 for members and R30 for non-members. Children under 12 free entry. Take the Karkloof Road out of Howick, take the very first road right (Shafton Road) and the first house on the right is Braeside Guest House. CDs will be on sale at R100. Inquiries: 033 330 5328.

CDs will be on sale for R100.00 at all his performances.

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