Luke Doherty was born in 1994, in Newport, Gwent. He had an interest in music at a very young age. Although no one in his family play an instrument, he was determined to learn to play something.
At the age of seven he was nagging his parents again to learn guitar, so they bought him a second hand 1/2 size electric guitar and a second hand amp and he has never looked back.
He instantly became hooked on blues, intently watching any blues musicians he could find on TV or DVD.
Luke met Eric Clapton when he was nine years old at the John Mayell 70th Birthday concert in Liverpool.
Also aged nine he asked his parents if he could take Rock School exams which he sailed through to grade 8 by the age of 11.
At the age of 11 he met Eric Clapton for the second time and Eric instantly remembered him. He has also met some of his other personal heroes including Peter Green, Andy Fairweather-Low and Jeff Healey.
In 2012 he was very fortunate to meet and chat with BB King.
Luke has now played at many festivals and blues clubs, including : Upton, Abertillery, Tenby, Colne, Maryport, Gloucester, Bentworth, Furnace, Green Valley, Doncaster, Norwich, Whitby, Blackburn, Frome, Radford Mill, Brecon Jazz, Upton Jazz, Llandeilo Jazz, Basingstoke Blues Club, Tubby’s Blues Club, Borough Blues Club, Blues Review, Blues At The Farm, Cambridge Rock Festival, and the 100 Club in London.
In 2015 Luke and the band released their first all original album, Six Strings and a Stetson.
Photos: Artist website.
- 21st May, 2017
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