Luke CLerkin

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Luke Clerkin is a two time SCC Song Writing competition winning singer-songwriter. He has been playing and releasing music for the last 5 years. His music has gained international airplay and support, whilst also topping the Irish Singer Songwriter Charts on multiple occasions.

 

Luke is known mostly for playing over 250 gigs in 2015, as a way of honing his craft. Since then he has headlined famous Dublin venues such as Whelan’s, The Workman’s Club, and The Button Factory. His music has brought him all over the world, with multiple tours of Germany, as well as festival slots in America, The UK, and Ireland.

Luke’s 2018 Charity Single ‘Take Back The City’ saw Luke bring his passion for change into his music, as he aimed to highlight the ongoing housing crisis and raise money for homelessness. Luke performed the song in front of over 10,000 people at the National Housing Protest in December 2018.

 

After returning from finishing a scholarship in the illustrious Popakademie in Germany, Luke released his second EP, What Little Time We Have, in July of 2020. The EP spawned 3 singles that gained critical success and airplay all over the world including plays on Spin 1038/South West, BBC Northern Ireland, and Red FM. 2020 also saw him complete an apprenticeship with Ed Sheeran’s mentor and Nizlopi frontman, Luke Concannon.

Following the critical and radio success of his 2021 singles, ‘Lost in Translation’, the follow up jaako remix and 'Normal People', Luke released 'Fall in Line' on February 11th. This song will Luke's music delve further into pop music territory, and marked the 4th release from his collaboration with jaako. The release was followed by a sold out show at the famous Cobblestone Back Room. Luke released Owl Compass, his EP recorded with jaako, on April 1st to critical acclaim.

 

As well as music, Luke has won multiple awards for his activism work including the Rotary International Young Citizen award in 2015. Luke is the founder of musical fundraisers, The Never Alone Collective and Co-Founder of mental health awareness group, Action for Suicide Prevention.

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'Clerkin has a knack for catchy lyrics, using endlessly relatable themes and uplifting vocal tones' 
- Hot Press

‘Clerkin displays his ability to present sweet melodies and heartfelt songwriting through a lush blend of genres’ – Indie Buddie

‘Clerkin has transformed my playlist from conventional to extraordinary’ – Otherside Reviews


 

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