Firefighter turned Musician to heat up Aussie music scene

statravelsounds Luke FoxThis month, STA Travel introduces West Australian local and emerging Australian artist Luke Fox as their latest artist to watch.

A firefighter by trade, Luke pursues his greatest passions and makes the most of his life. His wandering spirit and laidback confidence makes him the perfect fit for the new STA Travel Sounds platform, ensuring he’ll continue to find new adventures across the globe as often as possible.

His world travels to date have allowed Luke to develop his craft and define himself as an artist – influenced by the likes of Paul Simon, Angus Stone, Mat McHugh and the Beautiful Girls, he is crafting his own brand of coastal roots sounds, and as Triple J puts it, “Sentimental melodies with mellow vocals and neat lyrical visuals.”

Having recently won Triple J Unearthed, Luke is one of only six artists Australia-wide to now join the Groovin The Moo 2017 line up. With signs already pointing to big things, his first headline show sold out within 72 hours, requiring organisers to move the gig to a bigger venue.

Raised in Australia’s South West, Luke Fox has always been a quirky breed of musician who is beginning to gain traction within the Australian music scene. Luke’s unique mix of lifestyle and his passion for songwriting helped him find the perfect home at STA Travel, who have recently signed him to their platform for emerging artists..

In late 2016, following a chance encounter with STA Travel’s creative team, Luke entered Rada studios with renowned producer Matt Gio (who has worked with the likes of San Cisco and Birds of Tokyo), where they recorded his debut single. After sharing a few beers and some ‘genre hopping’ for inspiration, the song Devotion to the Ocean was born.

An honest and intimate take on the perils of love, travel and the longing for home, the song has heartfelt lyrics that build from an acoustic dreamscape into a chorus of brightness and colour with a flavour of downbeat Calypso and a rolling bass line that make you feel like dancing.

Luke’s creative and intrepid spirit has seen him travel the globe, playing acoustic shows in France, Portugal, Brazil, Mexico and California, constantly on the hunt for a new audience and new experiences to inspire his creative writing. For Luke this journey is really just beginning and wherever he finds himself on the road searching for new sensations, there is always an emphasis on the familiar act of returning to a place he calls home, though there is always an island on the horizon.

You can catch Luke live in action at The Tav – Curtin University, this Friday 5 May at 3.00pm. Get in early for free drinks, a good seat and free tunes, and a chance to see one of Australia’s up-and-coming artists. For more information, visit: www.statravelsounds.com For more about Luke, visit: www.facebook.com/lukefoxsounds for details.

Image: Luke Fox (supplied)

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