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Luke Yeoward - Ghosts Album Release

Sat May 20th, 2017
Whammy Bar,

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After a successful career as the frontman of much loved rock act King Cannons followed by a long break from music entirely, 2017 sees Luke Yeoward back in full swing as an independent artist. Luke launched his solo career with a successful crowdfunding campaign that enabled him to create his debut album Ghosts over a month in the USA and the first single of the same name has been welcomed with open arms amongst the local music community. Since its release in February the title track has has received radio play on stations such as Double J and REBEL FM with the striking video also being added to rotation on ABCs RAGE after its premiere on As well as securing an international support slot with Hellcat Records rockers The Interrupters Luke was also recently invited to perform an acoustic version of Ghosts in the RollingStone Australia office.

Inspired by the likes of Joe Strummer, Chuck Berry and Bruce Springsteen, Yeoward’s debut album opens with the fitting title track and serves as an explosive return for the Australian rock heavyweight. A tender, Dylan-esque organ softens the rampant guitar riffs and crashing drum rhythm while Luke’s nostalgic, signature tone steers the track into full force. Described by Luke as “a positive kick up the arse”, “Ghosts” lays the foundation for the rest of the album.

“’Ghosts’ is a reminder that anything is possible and anything can change. It’s never too late. The forgotten will be counted. In this instance, music is the instigator of action. It only takes a split second for something to happen.” - Luke Yeoward explains

The album is a perfect mixture of everything that has influenced Luke Yeoward in his lifetime. From punk to reggae, soul to rock and roll, his vast musical passions have conceived a unique style which demands your attention. Recorded in true classic style using vintage analogue equipment and straight to 8-track in LA with J Bonner (ex Aggrolites, currently Black Emeralds) and with only three-and-a-half weeks to record the whole album, Luke explained the process as the most fun and inspiring recording process he has ever been a part of.

Ghosts features co-writes and guest appearances from an array of musical head-turners including Chris Cheney (The Living End), J Bonner (The Black Emeralds), Dan Smith (ex Dear and Departed), Marc Orrell (ex Dropkick Murphys), Scott Abels (Hepcat), Suzi Charmichael, Mark Johnson, Agostino Soldati, Jason Castillo, Salina Cano.

To celebrate the release of a milestone in Luke Yeowards musical career hell be playing two very special shows. One in Melbourne, where Luke currently lives with his family and the other on his home turf in New Zealand at Whammy Bar, Auckland.

May 20 | Whammy Bar | Auckland (Solo)
May 27 | The Toff | Melbourne (With his band The Half Way)

acoustic/solo, alternative, punk/hardcore, Luke Yeoward

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